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Philips’ Q1 numbers offer hope for improved imaging marketplace

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- For the first time in a year and a half, orders for Philips medical imaging equipment edged up in North America. It is the first tangible glimmer of hope that the great imaging recession may finally be over.

Executives at imaging companies have been telling me for months that the installed base had aged more in the last few years than ever before. Equipment that would otherwise have been replaced was still in service, kept going by upgrades and updates. But there was a limit to how long this could continue without impacting quality of care or denying patients the clinical capability they could—and should—get. The end of the recession, therefore, was near.

See full article and related articles at DiagnosticImaging.com

This article was republished with permission from CMPMedica, LLC

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