Picture of health: Industry demand has surged due to Australia's ageing population

IBISWorld’s Diagnostic Imaging Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry is performing strongly. Diagnostic imaging provides healthcare practitioners with crucial information about patients' illnesses, injuries or diseases. Industry services such as X-rays, ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are integral to delivering high-quality healthcare. Demand for these services is stronger among older people. Industry demand has surged as Australia's population has aged over the past five years. Price competition and government policies have increased the prevalence of bulk-billing, making diagnostic imaging more affordable and increasing service volumes. Industry revenue is forecast to rise by an annualised 5.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $3.6 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Diagnostic Imaging Services industry is moderately capital intensive. Although industry firms are exposed to high labour costs, diagnostic imaging services also require substantial capital inputs to operate. Industry wages are high due to the skills and qualifications required to perform medical imaging procedures. Typical industry employees include radiologists and medical support staff like nurses, radiographers, sonographers and nuclear medical technicians, who operate X-ray machines and other imaging equipment. The industry also employs administrative and client-facing staff. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.15 is projected to be invested in capital in 2016-17.


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Industry Products

What is the Diagnostic Imaging Services Industry?

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

Industry Products
Computerised tomography
Diagnostic radiology
Nuclear medicine
Magnetic resonance imaging
Industry Activities
Diagnostic imaging
Radiology service
X-ray clinic operation
Magnetic resonance imaging
Nuclear medicine
Positron emission tomography

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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