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TMCNet:  Research and Markets: Global Radiation Therapy Equipment Market 2014: Accuray, Elekta AB, Siemens Healthcare, Varian Medical Systems to Dominate to 2018

[May 22, 2014]

Research and Markets: Global Radiation Therapy Equipment Market 2014: Accuray, Elekta AB, Siemens Healthcare, Varian Medical Systems to Dominate to 2018

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wmnvgv/global_radiation) has announced the addition of the "Global Radiation Therapy Equipment Market 2014: Accuray, Elekta AB, Siemens Healthcare, Varian Medical Systems to Dominate to 2018" report to their offering.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: There has been an increase in the adoption of fully comprehensive systems for treatment planning to provide radiation therapy. Such comprehensive systems offer advanced features that allow complete planning of the process, from patient data acquisition to plan validation. These information systems provide comprehensive information and image management solutions. It allows the simplification of radiation therapy planning for different kinds of treatment such as 3D conformal, IMRT, electron, proton, and brachytherapy. These comprehensive systems provide flexibility to clinicians in order to quickly tailor plans fo each patient. Therefore, increasing adoption of fully comprehensive systems is an emerging trend in the market.


There has been an increase in the number of senior citizens globally. According to UN statistics, in 2013, the senior citizen population increased from 9.2 percent of the total global population in 1990 to nearly 11.7 percent. It is expected that this trend will continue and reach 21.1 percent by 2050. Senior citizens are more prone to developing cancerous tumors. Prostate, breast, lung, and colorectal cancers are among the most common types of cancer that affect senior citizens. With an increase in the aging population, the number of cancer patients requiring radiation therapy is increasing.

Further, the report states that one of the most important challenges is the alternative treatment available for cancer, apart from radiation therapy, such as traditional surgery, chemotherapy, robotic surgery, hormone therapy, and biological therapy.

Key Vendors

  • Accuray Inc.
  • Elekta AB
  • Siemens (News - Alert) Healthcare
  • Varian Medical Systems Inc.

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Best Theratronics Ltd.
  • Brainlab AG
  • C.R. Bard Inc.
  • Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG
  • GE Healthcare Ltd.
  • Hitachi America Ltd.
  • Ion Beam Applications SA
  • Philips (News - Alert) Healthcare
  • RaySearch Laboratories AB

Key Questions Answered in this Report

  • What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wmnvgv/global_radiation


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