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New Research Report on Market for Radiation Detectors

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the launch of its newest report of the radiation detection market. The report titled "Markets for Radiation Detection Equipment" predicts that the radiation detector is projected to grow from $25 billion (USD) in 2013 to $33 billion in 2020.

Despite the gloomy forecasts for the world's economic engines, most of the markets that employ radiation detection equipment are experiencing and will experience growth above that projected in the macro forecasts.

Additional details about the report are available at

NanoMarkets has also issued a related report titled, "Radiation Detection Materials Markets-2013."  Additional details about that report are available at

The reports can be purchased as a set or individually.  NanoMarkets has posted excerpts from the reports as well as PowerPoint slides (available on request) on the firm's website at

About the report:

This report illustrates the trends in radiation sensors employed in four key applications arenas: medical detection and imaging, nuclear security and safety, energy and industrial applications, and scientific measurement and testing.

Within this report, NanoMarkets delivers eight-year forecasts for key sensors used in radiation detection applications, such as medical gamma cameras, RIIDS, portal monitors, PET detectors, oil exploration and scientific sensors ( All demand forecasts are segmented by device type and world region. Readers of this report will understand macro-market drivers affecting technological changes and understand where technology push may be forcing disruptive changes. Key participant organizations will be profiled to illustrate their strategies and needs in this diverse market.

NanoMarkets believes that executives and entrepreneurs, business development and product development professionals, as well as investors and inventors involved with radiation sensor equipment OEMs, electronics or materials providers, as well as device end users, will benefit from this comprehensive analysis.

Segmentation includes:

  • Medical diagnostic applications of radiation detectors, which includes X-ray diagnostics and nuclear medicine.
  • Radiation detectors in nuclear energy safety, including safety/security and process technology applications.
  • Radiation detectors used for homeland security, including systems for early detection at ports and locations and for emergency responders.
  • Radiation detectors for military applications, including threat assessment and soldier safety.
  • Radiation detectors used in industrial and occupational safety, including health and academic institutional safety, food irradiation safety, and safety and early detection at scrap metal facilities.
  • Radiation Detectors used in oil well exploration and extraction, including safety and waste handling and oil and mineral exploration.
  • Radiation detectors used in big physics, including those for safety, as well as custom high energy physics and cosmology detectors.
  • Radiation detectors used in manufacturing inspection, including industrial radiography and CT.

The vast majority of the devices covered are used in various industries and occupations for the detection and monitoring of radiation. We break out the most common types of devices used by most safety and security personnel. These include:

  • PRDs and SPRDs: Personal/Spectroscopic Radiation Detectors,
  • Dosimeters,
  • RIIDS: Radioisotope Identification Devices,
  • Area Monitors,
  • Survey Meters, and
  • Portal Monitors.

Also included are the specialized detector configurations for medical diagnostics:

  • Film/Digital Radiography,
  • Computed Tomography,
  • SPECT devices (gamma cameras), and
  • PET detectors.

Finally, we discuss the market for specialized detectors:

  • Oil Well Logging Detectors (cable and backpack mount),
  • Custom Cosmology and Particle Physics Detectors, and
  • Industrial Radiography and CT.

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