Diagnostic imaging provides healthcare practitioners with crucial information about patients' illnesses, injuries or diseases. Services such as X-rays, ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are integral to healthcare delivery. Demand for these services is far stronger among older people, and with Australia's population ageing quickly, industry demand has surged over the past five years. Demand growth has been coupled with increased industry competition. Price competition has been driving greater bulk-billing levels and increasing service volumes as diagnostic imaging is made affordable to all.
The industry includes establishments engaged in providing diagnostic imaging services. The industry does not include diagnostic imaging services that are performed by general hospitals.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.