Standalone Software and 3D imaging to Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities in the Medical Image Analysis Software Market during the Forecast Period (2015–2020)

The global medical image analysis software market is witnessing significant growth owing to factors such as technological advancements, growing public- and private-sector investments, rapid growth in aging population, fusion of imaging technologies, growing applications of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), rising incidence of chronic diseases, and increasing usage of imaging equipment. Moreover, factors such as rising demand for automated image analysis techniques, growing impact of cloud-based solutions, and untapped emerging markets are expected to offer significant growth opportunities to players operating in the medical image analysis software market. Key players in this market are focusing on strategies such as new product launches, partnerships & collaborations, acquisitions, and expansion to strengthen their position in the market.

The medical image analysis software market is segmented based on software type, image type, modality, application, end user, and region. Based on software type, the medical image analysis software market is segmented into integrated and standalone software. The standalone software segment is expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for market players during the forecast period. This is because standalone software offers high flexibility and easy-to-use tools to inspect, evaluate, and process imaging data.

Based on image type, the medical image analysis software market is segmented into 2D imaging, 3D imaging, and 4D imaging. The 3D imaging segment is expected to grow at the highest rate in the forecast period primarily due to its increasing application in telemedicine, growing use in various modalities, and advantages such as precise detection and diagnosis of diseases.

Currently, North America dominates the medical image analysis software market and Europe represents the second-largest regional segment. Though the medical image analysis software market in Asia is in the nascent stage, this regional segment is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years owing to government initiatives for the modernization of healthcare infrastructure, growth in the number of new and advanced products being launched in emerging Asian countries, and rising number of ongoing research activities.