Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market, by Deployment (Web Based, Cloud Based and On Premise), by Product (Mid End PACS, Enterprise PACS and Mini PACS), by End User (Hospitals, Clinics, Diagnostics Imaging Centers and Others) and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) - Global Forecast to 2026

  • Published On : Jun 2018 |
  • Pages : 180 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market – Medical Imaging Technology

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is a medical imaging technology used for storing, retrieving, sharing and presenting images produced by various medical devices, such as ultrasound, CT scan, X-ray, and MRI machines. The technology have been majorly used in healthcare systems and in hospitals. These are usually related to radiology departments that produces large number of medical images. PACS technologies also include images produced by other departments, such as dermatology, oncology, pathology and cardiology. In addition to sharing images within health systems and hospitals, the technology can combine with ambulatory clinics and with external health systems.

Healthcare enterprises require a PACS infrastructure that allow to view a multi-site, multi-system environment combined, and manages the complete reporting and imaging lifecycle on disparate radiology solutions. Sharing patient images and information through a common global work list will deliver a workflow that balances reading and reporting among available radiologists throughout the enterprise. PACS architecture eliminates the obstructions often caused due to different physical locations and users and variations in network speed and reliability. Users gain substantive improvements in radiologist productivity, workload balancing, report timeliness and overall resource use.

The global picture archiving and communication system (PACS) market size was valued at US$ 1,712.1 million in 2017 and is expected to witness a robust CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period (2018–2026).

Figure 1. Global Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2018

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Growing healthcare IT and adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems is expected to drive the growth of the picture archiving and communication system market

Growing healthcare IT adoption coupled with increasing demand for diagnostic imaging are expected to drive global picture archiving and communication system market revenue growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to a survey from Healthcare’s Digital Future, in 2014, over 70% patients aged above 50 years demanded for digital healthcare services. Demand for diagnostic medical imaging in a large integrated health system is growing at a faster pace due to rising popularity among patients and physicians. Furthermore, increased demand for universalization of medical image archiving and storage of all formats of medical data is expected to fuel PACS market growth during the forecast timeframe.

Adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems has increased globally. Majority of EMR/EHR systems have trouble supporting imaging information, which represents a significant amount of a patient’s medical record. PACS solutions support an easy, open and unified interface for transferring imaging studies to EMR/EHR systems, so that clinicians gain a complete view of a patient’s history and current condition. This will lead to a higher level of patient care with more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Increasing government initiatives to implement PACS systems

Various government initiatives, across the globe support healthcare IT adoption due to enormous benefits and importance. Adoption of connected healthcare solutions, like PACS, RIS, PHR and EHR have grown with the surge in requirements to improve the overall quality of healthcare services. The push to increase adoption through regulatory requirements in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act (2009) has raised physicians’ levels of awareness about electronic health records (EHRs). Efficient and flexible PACS solutions can play an important role as healthcare institutions struggle to handle an accelerating demand for imaging services while simultaneously containing costs and ensuring a high level of care. PACS solutions need to deliver a comprehensive suite of embedded clinical tools, share a common workflow among disparate systems, embrace thin-client and mobile environments, seamlessly integrate with EMR/EHRs and health information exchanges, and offer flexible business models.

Key players in the Picture Archiving and Communication System market include Agfa-Gevaert Group, Carestream Health, FUJIFILM Medical Systems, INFINITT Healthcare Co. Ltd., GE Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Merge Healthcare Solutions Inc., Mckesson Corp., Sectra AB and Siemens Healthineers.

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is a necessary technology in modern hospitals and has proven its important status in the radiology department for fetching and archiving medical images followed by their integration with the radiology information system (RIS). Medical imaging system technology has seen substantial growth over the past several decades with more healthcare organizations integrating imaging capitalize on digital technologies to address a changing healthcare environment. PACS use Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) to transmit and store images. DICOM is both a file format for storing and a protocol for transmitting images. Medical imaging devices communicate with the application server through the DICOM protocol.

Market Dynamics

The increasing adoption of health information technology (health IT) and the expanding use of diagnostic imaging is boosting the PACS technologies market growth. Moreover, government initiatives to encourage the adoption of health IT due to its benefits is also driving the PACS market size. Hospitals are also affiliating with each other, medical imaging centers, clinics and other facilities to share patient’s medical images and information. However, alike other healthcare IT systems, PACS is also dependent on regulatory and technological standards, which can alter and force health care providers to upgrade the system. For instance, in 2017, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics products, launched version 5 of Synapse PACS in the U.S. The latest design offers server-based image execution and a zero-download viewer with browser flexibility, leading to significant IT benefits for many organizations. Furthermore, though PACS processes have majorly adopted in healthcare, a newer medical imaging technology, the vendor neutral archive (VNA), has replaced PACS in some healthcare settings.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of Picture Archiving and Communication System market and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2017 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global picture archiving and communication system market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Agfa-Gevaert Group, Carestream Health, FUJIFILM Medical Systems, INFINITT Healthcare Co. Ltd., GE Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Merge Healthcare Solutions Inc., Mckesson Corp., Sectra AB and Siemens Healthineers.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launches, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global picture archiving and communication system market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the picture archiving and communication system market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Picture Archiving and Communication System Market, By Deployment:
    • Web Based
    • Cloud Based
    • On Premise
  • Global Picture Archiving and Communication System Market, By Product:
    • Mid End PACS
    • Enterprise PACS
    • Mini PACS
  • Global Picture Archiving and Communication System Market, By End User:
    • Hospital
    • Clinics
    • Diagnostics Centers
    • Others
  • Global Picture Archiving and Communication System Market, By Region:
    • North America Picture Archiving and Communication System Market
      • By Deployment:
        • Cloud Based
        • On Premise
      • By Product:
        • Mid End PACS
        • Enterprise PACS
        • Mini PACS
      • By End User:
        • Hospital
        • Clinics
        • Diagnostics Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America Picture Archiving and Communication System Market
      • By Deployment:
        • Cloud Based
        • On Premise
      • By Product:
        • Mid End PACS
        • Enterprise PACS
        • Mini PACS
      • By End User:
        • Hospital
        • Clinics
        • Diagnostics Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe Picture Archiving and Communication System Market
      • By Deployment:
        • Cloud Based
        • On Premise
      • By Product:
        • Mid End PACS
        • Enterprise PACS
        • Mini PACS
      • By End User:
        • Hospital
        • Clinics
        • Diagnostics Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific Picture Archiving and Communication System Market
      • By Deployment:
        • Cloud Based
        • On Premise
      • By Product:
        • Mid End PACS
        • Enterprise PACS
        • Mini PACS
      • By End User:
        • Hospital
        • Clinics
        • Diagnostics Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East Picture Archiving and Communication System Market
      • By Deployment:
        • Cloud Based
        • On Premise
      • By Product:
        • Mid End PACS
        • Enterprise PACS
        • Mini PACS
      • By End User:
        • Hospital
        • Clinics
        • Diagnostics Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa Picture Archiving and Communication System Market
      • By Deployment:
        • Cloud Based
        • On Premise
      • By Product:
        • Mid End PACS
        • Enterprise PACS
        • Mini PACS
      • By End User:
        • Hospital
        • Clinics
        • Diagnostics Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Agfa-Gevaert Group*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Highlights
      • Financial Overview
      • Market Strategy
    • Carestream Health
    • FUJIFILM Medical Systems
    • INFINITT Healthcare Co. Ltd
    • GE Healthcare
    • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    • Merge Healthcare Solutions Inc.
    • Mckesson Corp.
    • Sectra AB
    • Siemens Healthineers

*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Technology
      • Market Snippet, By Disease Indication
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • PEST Analysis
      • PORTER’s Five Forces Model
      • Regulatory Framework
      • Technology Landscape
  4. Global Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market, By Product, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017–2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Mid End PACS
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Enterprise PACS
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Mini PACS
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market, By Deployment, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Web Based
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Cloud Based
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • On Premise
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospital
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Clinics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Diagnostics Centers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Market, By Region, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Region, 2017 – 2026
      • Regional Trends
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Deployment, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Deployment, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Deployment, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • UK
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Deployment, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Deployment, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Deployment, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Agfa-Gevaert Group *
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • Carestream Health
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • FUJIFILM Medical Systems
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • INFINITT Healthcare Co. Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • GE Healthcare
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • Merge Healthcare Solutions Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • Mckesson Corp.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • Siemens Healthineers
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
      • Sectra AB
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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