1. 1.0 Executive Summary

     
    1.0 Executive Summary
        1.1 Scope of Research
        1.2 Research Methodology
        1.2 Research Methodology (continued)
        1.3 Key Findings
        1.3 Key Findings (continued)
        1.4 Frost & Sullivan Perspective: Technology Convergence Holds the Key to The Future of Robotic Surgery

 2. 2.0 Technology Snapshot and Trends

     
    2.0 Technology Snapshot and Trends
        2.1The Role of Medical Imaging Extends Beyond Diagnosis
        2.2The Advent of Robotic Surgery and the Increasing Importance of IGS are Well-aligned
        2.3Image-guided Surgery (IGS) Forms the Foundation of Modern Surgical Practices
        2.4Optical Imaging Offers Excellent Image Quality in Real-time, but Suffers from Poor Depth of Penetration
        2.5Hybrid Imaging and Electromagnetic Navigation Mechanisms Bridge the Gaps Left by Conventional Optical Imaging Platforms
        2.6 Accurate Guidance, Dosage Optimization, and Careful Planning Contribute to the Rise of IGT
        2.7Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy are the Two Approaches to IGT
        2.8Image-guided Therapy (IGT) Finds Ready Acceptance by Radiation and Chemotherapies

 3. 3.0 Impact Assessment of Emerging Market Trends

     
    3.0 Impact Assessment of Emerging Market Trends
        3.1 Business and Technology Drivers
        3.2Technology Convergence and Greater Cross-industry Collaboration Will Spur Innovations
        3.3Innovations in Image Sensors, Miniaturization and Connectivity Are Important Trends Contributing to Product Innovation
        3.4Business and Technology Challenges
        3.5High Cost of Development, Regulatory Restrictions Are the Major Challenges to Market Entry
        3.6Technology Challenges Explained
        3.7Private Investment Spurs Innovation in Advanced Surgical Systems
        3.8Public Funding in the US Averages $60 Million
        3.9Analysis of Recent NIH-Funded Projects Sheds Light on Hot Innovation Areas in IGS
        3.9 Analysis of Recent NIH-Funded Projects Sheds Light on Hot Innovation Areas in IGS
        3.10 Venture Funding in IGS Illustrates the Market Importance of the Technology
        3.10 Venture Funding in IGS Illustrates the Market Importance of the Technology (continued)

 4. 4.0 Innovation Snapshot of Image-guided Therapies

     
    4.0 Innovation Snapshot of Image-guided Therapies
        4.1 IGRT is Ideally Suited to Target and Treat Oncology
        4.2Elekta – Image-guided Radiotherapy Solutions and Brachytherapy for Gynecological and Brain Cancers
        4.3Robotic Radiation Delivery by Accuray
        4.4Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy From Varian Medical Systems
        4.5Sensus Healthcare – Superficial Radiation Therapy for Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Therapy

 5. 5.0 Innovation Snapshot of Image-guided Surgeries

     
    5.0 Innovation Snapshot of Image-guided Surgeries
        5.1 Brainlab - Optical and Electromagnetic Surgical Navigation
        5.2 IntelliJoint Surgical – Optical Navigation Support for Orthopedic Procedures
        5.3 Surgical Theater – 3D Visualization to Aid Surgical Navigation
        5.4 Philips – Augmented Reality-Enabled Surgical Navigation
        5.5 Verb Surgical – The Advent of Digital Surgery

 6. 6.0 Emerging Opportunities and Future of Image-guided Procedures

     
    6.0 Emerging Opportunities and Future of Image-guided Procedures
        6.1 IGS and IGT Align Well with Global Megatrends, Technology Convergence and Find Applications Across Surgical Care
        6.2 Five Major Growth Opportunities in the Field of IG Procedures
        6.3 Key Critical Success Factors for the Future of Surgical Robots

 7. 7.0 IP Landscape Analysis

     
    7.0 IP Landscape Analysis
        7.1 Innovative Technologies Available for Licensing
        7.1 Innovative Technologies Available for Licensing (continued)
        7.2Image-guided Surgery – Regional IP Analysis
        7.3Image-guided Surgery – Top Assignees and Innovators
        7.4Top Ranked Patents in the IGS Space
        7.5 A Snapshot of Top Cited Patents in the IGS Space
        7.6 A Snapshot of Most Patents in the IGS Space

 8. 8.0 Industry Contacts and References

     
    8.0 Industry Contacts and References
        8.1 Database of Key Industry Participants
        8.2 Database of Key Industry Participants and References
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