Markets for Radiation Detection Equipment

Markets for Radiation Detection Equipment

N-Tech Research, Date of Publication: Jun 15, 2015

Increasing concerns about nuclear terrorism and expanding use of medical imaging continue to fuel the need for accurate radiation detection equipment. Beyond traditional military and medical applications, industrial applications are also providing growth opportunities over the next eight years. This includes enhanced safety for nuclear power plants, as well as emerging applications such as monitoring of food irradiation.

This report builds on the almost five years that n-tech research grooup has been covering the radiation detection equipment and materials markets.  It identifies where the opportunities will be found in the radiation detection equipment market over the next eight years and it quantifies n-tech’s analysis in the form of an eight-year shipments and revenue forecast.  

These forecasts are broken down by type of equipment, end application, and geography.  Our coverage in this report includes a broad range of radiation detection equipment, from personal dosimeters and handheld devices to radiation detection portals and aerial surveillance. We assess the commercial implications of how the latest radiation detection equipment is speeding up detection, reducing false alarms, and offering better software support to enable more accurate detection and data tracking. And we examine the trend toward smaller and less-expensive devices.

The report also examines how regulatory regimes in nuclear power and healthcare are shaping the need for radiation detection equipment. The report also analyzes the new product development and strategies of leading suppliers as they strive to meet the needs of customers in a range of industries.  Companies covered include Berkeley Nucleonics, Canberra, Kromek, Landauer, Mirion, Polimaster, Rapidscan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and others.



Executive Summary

E.1 Recent Growth in Industrial Applications
E.2. Continuing Demand for Domestic Security and the Military Equipment
E.3 Accelerating Development of Medical Imaging
E.4 Continued Improvement Equipment Capabilities and Controlling Cost
E.5 Key Firms to Watch
E.6 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for Radiation Detection
E.6.1 Summary by Equipment Type
E.6.2 Summary by Application

Chapter One: Introduction

1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 Changes since Last Report
1.1.2 Trends in Equipment for Radiation Detection
1.1.3 Trends in Radiation Detection Demand
1.1.4 Detecting Gamma and Neutron Radiation
1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Industrial Safety and Scientific Applications

2.1 Monitoring Factories, Laboratories and Personnel
2.2 Safety for Nuclear Power Plants
2.2.1 Global Plans for Nuclear Power since Fukushima
2.2.2 Trends in Detection Equipment used at Nuclear Power Plants
2.2.3 Key Suppliers of Radiation Detection Equipment for Nuclear Power Plants
2.3 Radiation Detection Requirements for the Food Industry
2.3.1 Impact of Government Guidelines
2.3.2 Dosimeters and Detectors Markets
2.4 Scrap Metal Recycling Requirements for Radiation Detection
2.5 Oil and Mining Industry Requirements for Radiation Detection
2.6 High Energy Physics and the needs of National Laboratories for Radiation Detection
2.7 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Applications Focused on Security:  Military and Domestic Security

3.1 The Landscape of Radiation Detection Equipment for Security Applications
3.1.1 Types of Radiation Detection Devices in use
3.1.2 Key Equipment Suppliers for Security Applications
3.2 Addressing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons
3.2.1 Global Concerns about Weapons Proliferation
3.2.2 The Need for Radiation Detection Equipment
3.3 Homeland Security: Protecting Ports of Entry and Cities
3.3.1 Protecting Ports and Borders
3.3.2 Addressing the Needs of First Responders
3.3.3 Security at Special Events
3.4 Military Uses for Radiation Detection
3.4.1 Portable Detection Devices for Use in Security Applications
3.4.2 Opportunities for Larger Scale Systems
3.5 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Four: Medical Applications for Radiation Detection Equipment

4.1 Technology Advances and Geographical Trends
4.1.1 Technology Trends
4.1.2 Improving Dosage Tracking
4.1.3 Key Equipment Suppliers of Medical Radiation Detection Equipment
4.1.4 Global Demand for Services
4.2 Regulatory and Policy Changes Affecting the Market
4.2.1 Accreditation of Medical Facilities:  Impact on Market
4.2.2 Health Insurance Policy:  Impact on Market
4.3 Nuclear Medicine: Diagnostic Equipment and Radiation Detection
4.3.1 Hybrid Imaging Systems
4.3.2 The Role of Radiation Detection
4.4 Nuclear Medicine: Radiotherapy
4.4.1 Image-Guided Radiotherapy
4.4.2 Equipment Trends for Radiotherapy
4.5 Trends in X-Ray Imaging
4.5.1 The Transition to Digital Imaging:  Impact on Radiation Detection Equipment Market
4.5.2 The Future of Computed Tomography (CT)
4.5.3 Prospects for Suppliers
4.6 Pharmaceutical Industry Applications for Radiation Detection Equipment
4.6.1 Radiation Detection Needs
4.6.2 Development of Radiopharmaceuticals
4.7 Key Points from This Chapter

Chapter Five: Eight-Year Forecasts of Radiation Detection Equipment

5.1 Forecast Methodology
5.2 Forecasts by Type of Equipment
5.3 Forecasts by Application
5.3.1 Nuclear Power Plant Demand
5.3.2 Other Industrial Applications
5.3.3 Scientific and Research Demand
5.3.4 Homeland Security Demand
5.3.5 Military Demand
5.3.6 Nuclear Medicine Demand
5.3.7 X-Ray Imaging Demand
5.3.8 Pharmaceutical Industry
5.4 Forecasts by Geography Demand


Date of Publication:
Jun 15, 2015
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