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Washington State Economic Impact Analysis


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 hundreds of 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 Washington.

Usually thought of as the home of aircraft or software manufacturing since both Boeing and Microsoft are headquartered in the Seattle area, Washington is also home to 37 medical imaging technology companies. The activities performed at these sites, along with the use of medical imaging equipment and technology at over 730 hospitals, urgent care facilities and other major medical clinics and offices located throughout the state, provide over 4,520 full-time equivalent jobs in the Evergreen State. In addition, suppliers and other companies directly related to the medical imaging industry generate an additional 7,600 full time equivalent positions.


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