Magnetic attraction: Rising demand for MRI scans has driven industry revenue growth

The Diagnostic Imaging Services industry is expected to perform strongly over the five years through 2018-19. Diagnostic imaging provides healthcare practitioners with crucial information about patients’ health. Industry services, such as X-rays, ultrasounds and MRI, are integral to delivering high-quality health care. Demand for these services is stronger among older people, and has surged as Australia’s population has aged over the past five years. Price competition and government policies have increased bulk-billing over the period, making diagnostic imaging more affordable and boosting service volumes. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.9 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 2.8% in 2018-19...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
17,466
Businesses
2,039

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A rise in Medicare funding for expensive procedures has aided industry revenue growth
  • Industry revenue attributable to Medicare benefits has grown as more providers bulk-bill
  • Australia’s ageing population is projected to support industry employment growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entering the Diagnostic Imaging Services industry are moderate and have remained steady over the past five years. Barriers to entry include registration and education requirements, along with significant initial capital investment and the potential for cashflow problems when paying initial wages, purchases and rent costs. New entrants also have to establish a viable referral base and a critical mass of patients to ensure profitability.Diagnostic imaging operators use extremely advanced equipment that requires significant capital investment. High levels of regulation regarding equipment, along with continual technological change, ensure that new entrants initially have to acquire the most up-to-date and typically quite expensive equipment. Gov...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Diagnostic Imaging Services are:

  • Having a good reputation
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for Medicare and Total visits to a general practitioner in the Diagnostic Imaging Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry?

    Industry companies provide diagnostic imaging services such as ultrasound, MRI and X-ray services. The industry excludes diagnostic imaging services conducted by hospitals.

    Industry Products
  • Ultrasounds
  • Computerised tomography
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Industry Activities
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Radiology service
  • X-ray clinic operation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for Medicare
  • Total visits to a general practitioner
  • Median age of the population
  • Population
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Industry participation
  • Ageing population
  • Medicare involvement
  • Technology changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry participation
  • Ageing population
  • Medicare involvement
  • Technology changes
  • Table: Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Insurance
  • General Hospitals
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Ultrasounds
  • Computerised tomography
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Chart: Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Patients aged 65 and over
  • Patients aged 45 to 64
  • Patients aged 25 to 44
  • Patients aged 24 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Diagnostic Imaging Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    I-MED Network Pty Limited, Sonic Healthcare Limited, Healius Limited, Integral Diagnostics Limited,
  • Table: I-MED Network Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Sonic Healthcare Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Healius Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Integral Diagnostics Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computerised Tomography (Ct)
  • A medical imaging method employing tomography created by computer processing.
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry
  • A bone scan test to measure bone density.
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Imaging technique that displays real-time moving X-ray images.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)
  • Involves the use of high-strength magnetic fields to produce computer-processed cross-sectional images of the body.
  • Positron Emission Tomography (Pet)
  • A highly specialised imaging technique that uses short-lived radioactive substances and produces three-dimensional coloured images.
  • Teleradiology
  • Provides the ability to move digital diagnostic images via electronic communications.
  • X-Ray
  • A diagnostic test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of bones or joints into films.
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