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Pennsylvania Economic Impact Analysis

Introduction

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology including those that produce:

  • Medical X-ray equipment
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanners
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear imaging
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Radiation therapy equipment
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Imaging information systems

Medical imaging technology is manufactured by numerous companies with operations located throughout the United States, and is utilized in tens of thousands of hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers and physicians’ and dentists’ offices. One state where the manufacturing of high technology equipment like medical imaging equipment is particularly important is Pennsylvania. This study examines the role of medical imaging equipment in the Pennsylvania economy, and quantifies its “economic footprint.”

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