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Diagnostic and Medical Imaging Services

SIC 8071 | NAICS 621512

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Diagnostic Imaging Centers  (view report)
Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

TriMed Media Group
Radiology Business Journal
Bimonthly business journal features news, information, and analysis for medical imaging service providers, with special features including the annual "State of the Specialty" (October/November issue), "100 Largest Radiology Practices" (December issue), and "Top 20 Imaging Center Chains" (August/September issue) reports. Selected articles from current and archived issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Medical & Diagnostic Laboratories

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Allied Media, LLC
Imaging Economics Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news and information for industry professionals, with content section topics including practice management, best practices, marketing and promotion, modalities (e.g., CR/DR, CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray), the imaging consumer, quality and value initiatives, technological advances, and health care policy and reimbursement. Current and archived digital editions of the magazine are available online.

American College of Radiology
Harvey L. Nieman Health Policy Institute
Research section focused on the value and role of radiology in emerging healthcare delivery and payment systems includes Nieman Report briefings, which addresses topics such as "Medical Imaging: Is the Growth Boom Over?" and "Emerging Payment Models in Radiology", and "Trends in Imaging", which features a series of one-page fact sheets summarizing spending and utilization trends. All information is available free online.

Diagnostic Imaging Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the global market by major geographic region (e.g., North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe), with topics covered in the study including current market trends, market structure, market growth drivers, factors limiting market growth, and market projections for upcoming years. Summary description is available free online, with detailed table of contents available upon request.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Diagnostic Imaging Centers  Search for "621512"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Diagnostic Imaging Centers  Search for "621512"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this healthcare sector. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and total assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Radiologic Technologist Wage and Salary Survey
Triennial survey provides compensation and benefits data for radiologic technologists, with compensation data for each discipline (e.g., radiography, radiation therapy, mammography, computed tomography, etc.) broken out by job position, employment setting, highest level of education, years of experience, and state. Most recent wage survey is available to members only; prior surveys can be downloaded and viewed online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
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Information provided for these occupational categories includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Valuation
Valuation Considerations Specific to Digital Imaging Entities
Business Valuation Resources, LLC, updated annually
Comprehensive guide to healthcare valuation includes chapters specifically focused on valuation of physician practices, hospitals, imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers, renal dialysis clinics, and home health care services. Summary text description and detailed table of contents from the guide can be viewed free online.

Levin Associates
The Health Care Services Acquisition Report
Annual survey provides an in-depth review of merger and acquisitions in the health care market, with sectors covered including hospitals, physician groups, laboratories, imaging centers, and dialysis clinics. Abstract containing table of contents, introduction, and selected excerpts from the report can be viewed free online.

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