By Edward Rodriguez
As in any market, there are highs and lows over time when reviewing trends.
The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) market is no different; however, symplr has seen consistent interest in MRI capital within the last 12 months. This applies to new capital, MRI options without a new imaging system, and whole system upgrades. There has not been a noticeable decrease of interest in MRI capital between 2022 and thus far in 2023. The data reflects what appears to be a decreased interest in solutions offered by some large MRI manufacturers.
The data below is collated from symplr’s 3,000+ provider customers, who have submitted their MRI capital quotes for a custom price benchmarking analysis. Between September 2022 and August 2023 symplr has identified additional savings of approximately $13.5 million for our provider customers. symplr has received executable quotes on MR solutions offered by Siemens Healthineers, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Canon Medical Systems. The following information will review the activity of these manufacturers along with the Top 5 quoted solutions within each market segment.
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symplr tracks the frequency of quotes by manufacturer and current capital solutions, within a respected technology, on a rolling 12-month period. This metric allows for insight into the market with respect to competitors and most common solutions of interest. Regarding new capital equipment and the frequency by manufacturer, the data reflects the following activity: Siemens Healthineers 48%, GE Healthcare 32%, Philips Healthcare 11%, and 9% by Canon Medical Systems. The interest between the two most common market segments in MRI, 1.5T and 3.0T, continues to be consistent with previous years. The 1.5T MR systems continue to be the solutions quoted the most and reflect a quote frequency of 77%. While the 3.0T MR solutions reflect a quote frequency of 24%.
When reviewing the popularity of the top 5 MR systems, in the last 12 months, Siemens and GE solutions are the most prominent OEM’s in both the 1.5T and 3.0T market segments. The top 5 products within the 1.5T market segment are: the MAGENTOM Sola offered by Siemens with 35% frequency, the Signa Voyager offered by GE with 24% frequency, the MAGNETOM Altea offered by Siemens with 14% frequency, the Signa Artist offered by GE with 8% frequency, and the Ingenia Ambition S offered by Philips Healthcare with 6% frequency. These MR solutions have the capability of being configured for routine exams and/or with advanced software required for advanced imaging. The top 5 products within the 3.0T market segment are: the MAGENTOM Vida and MAGNETOM Lumina offered by Siemens with 32% frequency and 16% respectively, the Vantage Galan offered by Canon Medical with 11% frequency, the Signa Hero and Signa Premier XT offered by GE with 11% frequency each. These MR solutions have the capability of being configured for routine exams and/or with advanced software required for advanced imaging.