Netscribes, a knowledge consulting solutions company, released its report on the PET Scanner Market in India 2013.

Nuclear imaging as a diagnostic modality is still in the developmental phase in India with demand coming largely from high-end hospitals in big cities and a few large diagnostic laboratory chains. However, the market for PET scanners is showing great promise. As the market develops with time, demand is expected to increase, and the market will grow steadily. A large number of small hospitals as well as other well-known and established health care facilities and diagnostic centers in different cities and towns which currently do not provide nuclear imaging facilities are expected to install PET scanners soon.

The report provides a snapshot of the PET scanner market. It begins with an overview of the major macro economic indicators of India and a market overview section which provides an insight into the market and highlights the market size and growth of PET scanners in the country. This is followed by an analysis of the drivers leading to growth in the market. Drivers include a growing number of cancer cases in India, increasing cardiovascular diseases, growth in private hospitals and diagnostic centers, changing demographic structure, and increased health care spending. The main challenges to the market include high costs and operational requirements and lack of insurance coverage for PET scans. A section providing strategic recommendations has been added at the end of the report.