JULY 2009 - COCIR Age Profile 2009

COCIR urges healthcare stakeholders to put greater emphasis on a sustainable age profile of CT, MRI, PET-Nuclear Medicine and Angiography medical diagnostic imaging equipment.

This study shows that a significant part of the age profile of equipment in certain countries is already ten or more years old, this statement  applies notably to X-ray Angiography systems. In the majority of cases, these devices have to be replaced immediately.

If the current trend is not reversed, European healthcare systems will be unable to meet the challenges of the next decade, including the ageing of its population and workforce, the increase of chronic diseases, patient security and quality expectations and healthcare system sustainability in the widest sense.

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