Contrast media/Contrast agent is a substance used to enhance the contrast structure in medical imaging. It is commonly used to enhance the visibility of blood vessels and the gastrointestinal tract. Contrast agents are supportive in providing better visualization of body structures during several medical procedures such as computed tomography (CT), X-ray, catheterization laboratory (cath lab), and ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrast agents have changed radically over the past century, from barium and iodine-based agents that were used initially by medical practitioners and radiologists. Complicated techniques such as targeted MRI imaging and gas microbubble technology in ultrasound will prove to be indispensable drivers in the extensive use of contrast agents in the future.
The driving growth factors of the market are increasing demand for diagnostic & image guided procedures, technological advancements in contrast media market, increasing incidence & mortality of cancer & cardiac diseases, and growth of medical imaging technology in emerging markets. However economic slowdown and major economies undergoing healthcare reforms are restraints of contrast media market.
The research report meticulously analyzes the market on the basis of products, routs of administration, medical procedures, indications, applications and geography.
This research report provides comprehensive analysis of contrast media/agent media across the globe. The geographical regions covered in this report are North America (U.S, Canada), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, U.K, Spain), Asia- pacific (Japan, India, Chain) and rest of world (Latin America, Middle East Africa).
Some of the major players contoured in this report as GE Healthcare (U.K.), Bracco Diagnostic, Inc. (Italy), Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (Germany), Covidien (Ireland) and Guerbet Group (France).
The market segmented on the basis of following categories
Global Contrast Media Market, By Product
– Barium-based Contrast Media
– Iodinated Contrast Media
• Types – Low-osmolar And High-osmolar
– Gadolinium-based Contrast Media
Global Contrast Media Market, By Route Of Administration
– Oral Contrast Media
– Injectable Contrast Media
• Intravenous (Iv)
• Intra-arterial (Ia)
– Rectal Contrast Media
– Urethral Contrast Media
Global Contrast Media Market, By Medical Procedure
– Computed Tomography (Ct)
– Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)
– Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab)
Global Contrast Media Market, By Indication
– Cardiovascular Disorders
– Neurological Disorders
– Respiratory Diseases
– Gastrointestinal Disorders
– Musculoskeletal Anomalies
– Nephrological Disorders
Global Contrast Media Market, By Application
– Interventional Radiology
– Interventional Cardiology
Source: Expert Interviews, Government Authorities, Related associations/Institutes, Related Research Publication, Government Publication, Company Press Release, Company Annual Reports, Company Website, Company Publication, SEC Filings, Meticulous Analysis.