DALLAS, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The European Nuclear Medicine / Radiopharmaceuticals Market[SPECT/PET Radioisotopes (Technetium, F-18)], [Beta/Alpha radiation therapy (I131, Y-90)], [Applications (Cancer/Oncology, Cardiac)] & Stable Isotopes (Deuterium, C-13) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2017].
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This report studies the European nuclear medicine market over the forecast period 2012-2017.
The European radiopharmaceutical market was valued at $1.1 billion in 2012 and is poised to reach $1.6 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 6.8%.
The radioisotopes market is categorized into diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The diagnostic market consists of PET and SPECT technologies, while the therapy market comprises of beta emitters and brachytherapy seeds. The SPECT market accounted for a major share of the diagnostic segment in 2012. Significant radioisotopes in the SPECT diagnostic market are Tc-99m, Tl- 201, Ga-67, and I-123, while PET market is dominated by F-18 and Rb-82. The therapy market is led by I-131, Sm-153, Re-186, Y-90, and Lu-177. Alpha emitters are being developed and considered for cancer treatment, however not available commercially.
It is estimated that Tc-99m diagnostic procedures are expected to increase by more than 15% in mature markets of Europe, and other developed r
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