One of the most recent big advances in MRI technology have been on the software side, enabling faster contrast scans and greatly simplified cardiac imaging workflows.
Combined modalities and targeted contrast media are on the clinical horizon, but they will become a reality for specialist referral centers in the coming years.
Ultra-high-end MRI systems will create a new MRI market segment, bringing a paradigm shift in imaging across existing as well as new clinical areas.
The battle is now between enhancing clinical diagnostics and improving cost and efficiency.
MRI is the way to go. There is still a lot of work to be done before MRI is offered as a mainstream test.
Economic factors remain the greatest threat to innovation in the coming years, as healthcare providers call on manufacturers for low-cost technology. The tussle is now between enhancing clinical diagnostics and improving cost and efficiency.
With the number of applications of MRI increasing, this segment is set to play a leading role in diagnostic imaging.