US Market for Bone Densitometry - 2016
|出版商||iData Research Inc.||商品編碼||347812|
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 40 Pages
在考慮美國健康問題時，不僅是肥胖造成的代謝障礙 (代謝症候群) ，也要考慮身體質量的組成。頻繁測量身體組成，好好掌握生活方式和運動帶來的影響是重要的。身體組成測量還沒成為醫療費償付的對象，不過，許多患者表明就算自費也想接受身體組成測量。今後隨著醫療費償付的對象擴大，及人體掃描機等骨骼密度等測量詳細資料的手法逐漸普及，未來預期市場將大幅度成長。
Not only are obesity and the associated metabolic diseases at the forefront of U.S. health issues, but body mass composition measurement also has a lifestyle and aesthetic component that encourages more frequent measurement than bone densitometry measurement. Although, reimbursement specifically for body composition measurements has not yet been established, it has been reported that patients are willing to pay out-of-pocket. Moreover, reimbursement for this type of application may, in some cases, be claimed through reimbursement codes for emerging technology or preventative care.
New applications for bone densitometry devices is expected to reinvigorate this market, which will result in increased sales within new consumer segments over the forecast period.
In 2015, an exciting trend in the bone densitometry market was the diversification of the application of these machines. Full body scanners used in bone densitometry are increasingly being utilized for the measurement of body composition. The application of these devices within the body composition market will allow physicians to use these devices in a wider range of patient segments, which will therefore increase return on investment for these units. This will then spur the sales of these devices and offset the decrease in sales that has occurred in the past few years due to the reduction in reimbursement for bone densitometry procedures.