Clinical Imaging: Market and Outsourcing Dynamics


Clinical imaging has become an integral part of the extensive and expensive research and development process of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  Clinical imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance images (MRI), computed topography scans (CT), and x-rays are fundamental in testing the safety and efficacy of drugs in development phases I through IV.

This report offers two unique perspectives to the clinical imaging service provider market based on the surveys ISR has administered – one from the perspective of companies who currently outsource their imaging services and another from the actual imaging service providers.

Sponsor Companies:

  • Compare potential service providers
  • Identify which imaging companies are most recognizable in the imaging service sector
  • Learn how competitors use imaging service providers

Imaging Companies:

  • Understand the needs and demands that currently exist within the market
  • Benchmark current offerings compared to industry averages
  • Learn how to differentiate from competitors

ISR gathered content for this report via an exhaustive primary and secondary research effort.

Primary Research:

  • 30-45 minute web based quantitative and qualitative survey with 60 respondents from companies who outsource imaging clinical trials
  • Company profile questionnaires distributed to CROs profiled in this report

Secondary Research:

  • An analysis of data to provide a high-level overview of current clinical imaging trial activity
  • Company and Association information gathered from company websites and publications


Full-service CROs

  • Bioclinica
  • Biomedical Systems
  • Certus International
  • Charles River
  • Covance
  • ICON
  • Medpace
  • PAREXEL Informatics
  • QPS Holdings, LLC
  • Caliper Discovery Alliances and Services

Dedicated imaging CROs

  • Canfield Scientific, Inc
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies
  • Clinical Image Management Systems
  • Flagship BioSciences
  • ACR Image Metrix
  • Illuminostics
  • Imaging Endpoints
  • Inference Systems
  • Intrinsic Imaging
  • Molecular NeuroImaging
  • Numira Biosciences
  • Prism Clinical
  • Radcore Labs
  • Radiant Sage
  • VirtualScopic
  • WorldCare

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