Diagnostic imaging encompasses techniques which non-invasively produce images of the human body for analysis and medical intervention to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor injuries, illnesses and diseases. Procedures are undertaken through either private providers or at public hospitals utilising various modalities.
Carlisle’s addressable market includes services funded by the Commonwealth Government, private health insurers and other parties. Medicare provided benefits for 25.7 million individual imaging procedures totalling $3.4 billion in FY17 out of the $3.9 billion total addressable market.
Diagnostic images can be produced using a variety of modalities, including:
- Diagnostic Radiology (X-Ray)
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- Positron Emission / Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
The modality selected is influenced by the nature and location of a patient’s symptoms, along with evidence sought.