a-Si X-ray Flat Panel Detectors Market – Snapshot 

The global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market is expanding due to the increase in number of dental and orthopedic visits across the globe. The global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market was valued at US$ 924.7 Mn in 2017. It is projected to reach a value of US$ 1,443.9 by 2026 and expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2 % from 2018 to 2026. The global market is expanding at a relatively higher growth rate owing to increasing digitization of dental and orthopedic practices. 

a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors are medical devices based on the digital radiography technique. These detectors deploy indirect detector technique, wherein a Gadox scintillator made of cesium iodide (CsI) is utilized to capture and convert X-rays into electric current. The amorphous silicon photodiode detects these X-rays. These detectors have clinically proven superior efficiency over the conventional computed radiography technique, including film-based and cassette-based detectors.

a si x ray flat panel detectors market

High prevalence and incidence rates of cancers, dental carries, and periodontal diseases drive the global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market. Large pool of patients undergoing radiography tests is expected to drive the demand for low-cost retrofit a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors in the near future. 

The global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market has been broadly segmented based on system type, modality, application, and region. In terms of system type, the global market has been classified into retrofit digital x-ray system and new digital x-ray system. The new digital x-ray system segment accounted for a key share of the global market, in terms of revenue, in 2017. The retrofit digital x-ray system segment is estimated to expand at an exponential growth rate during the forecast period. The segment is estimated to gain significant market share by the end of 2026.

In terms of modality, the a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market has been segregated into fixed/standalone and portable. The portable segment is expected to expand at a significant high CAGR from 2018 to 2026. Availability of new and innovative products in the market and increasing preference for portable detectors by small hospitals are key factors responsible for the high growth rate that the segment is likely to register from 2018 to 2026. 

In terms of application, the global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market has been split into cardiovascular, oncology, orthopedic, dentistry, and others. The dentistry segment accounted for a leading share of the market in 2017. Rise in number of dental CBCT scans performed every year, reduced image-processing time, and enhanced visual image quality are major factors boosting the adoption of a-Si detectors in dentistry applications.

In terms of region, the global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global market and is projected to gain market share by the end of 2026. The market in North America is primarily driven by the rapid increase in geriatric population, high adoption of digital platforms in dental healthcare management, and increase in group dental practices in the U.S. Moreover, increase in group dental practices in the U.S. is projected to fuel the a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market in the country during the forecast period. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. In Asia Pacific, Japan dominated the a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market, while the market in China is estimated to expand at an exponential CAGR during the forecast period. 

Companies such as Varex Imaging Corp, Konica Minolta, Inc., Carestream Health, Agfa-Gevaert Group, and FuljiFilm Holdings and Vieworks Co., Ltd. accounted for a major share of the global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market in 2017. Varex Imaging Corporation offers more than 30 products in the a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market. It has strong presence in the market in North America, due to its strong distribution channels in the region. Carestream Health has increased its strength in the retrofit digital X-ray system segment by offering advanced technologies. It has launched the new Carestream DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray system for digital radiography (DR). Companies are adopting the strategy of acquisition and collaboration with parallel companies in order to improve and strengthen their geographic presence in the global market.

a-Si X-ray Flat Panel Detectors Market - Overview

Radiography detectors have witnessed constant technological evolution, owing to growing shift from analog radiography to digital radiography techniques in the global medical imaging market.

Rise in demand for new and advanced imaging techniques and entry of domestic and global companies in the medical detectors market have led to innovative product offerings with new and advanced techniques. a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors are medical devices based on the digital radiography technique. These detectors deploy indirect detector technique, wherein a Gadox scintillator made of cesium iodide (CsI) is utilized to capture and convert X-rays into electric current. The amorphous silicon photodiode detects these X-rays. These detectors have clinically proven superior efficiency over the conventional computed radiography technique, including film-based and cassette-based detectors. Market players are constantly engaging in R&D and introduction of new products based on proprietary technologies, with focus on product differentiation. In November 2017, Vieworks Co., Ltd. announced the launch of new flat panel detector, the VIVIX-S 1417N, a wireless x-ray detector based on a-Si technology. In November 2017, Carestream Health showcased a new mobile X-ray system with carbon nanotube technology at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) tradeshow. This system is expected to go on sale by April 2018, and would be compatible with all Carestream Health’s DRX a-Si detectors. Consistent demand for new products combined with an increase in shift of hospitals and medical imaging centers toward direct digital radiography (DDR) and a-Si detectors is leading to new and advanced product introductions in the a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market. 

 A key trend of acquisition and collaboration of related companies to increase geographic presence has been observed in the last few years. For instance, in September 2017, Agfa Healthcare, a business unit of Agfa-Gevaert N.V., signed a contract with Fédération des Hôpitaux Luxembourgeois, France, for its products in the enterprise imaging platform, which is expected to enable cross-departmental image sharing across all image-producing specialties. 

The global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market has been broadly segmented based on system type, modality, application, and region. In terms of system type, the global market has been classified into retrofit digital x-ray system and new digital x-ray system. The new digital x-ray system segment accounted for a key share of the global market, in terms of revenue, in 2017. The retrofit digital x-ray system segment is estimated to expand at an exponential growth rate during the forecast period. Consequently, the segment is estimated to gain significant market share by the end of 2026. 

In terms of region, the global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global market and is projected to gain market share by the end of 2026. The market in North America is primarily driven by the rapid increase in geriatric population, high adoption of digital platforms in dental healthcare management, and rise in group dental practices in the U.S. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. In Asia Pacific, Japan dominated the a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market, while the market in China is estimated to expand at an exponential CAGR during the forecast period. The report also profiles major players in the market based on various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, SWOT analysis, key business strategies, product portfolio, and recent developments. Major players operating in global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market include Varex Imaging Corp, Konica Minolta, Inc., Carestream Health, Agfa-Gevaert Group, and FujiFilm Holdings and Vieworks Co., Ltd. 

The global a-Si X-ray flat panel detectors market has been segmented as given below: 

Global a-Si X-ray Flat Panel Detectors Market, by System Type

  • Retrofit Digital X-ray System
  • New Digital X-ray System

Global a-Si X-ray Flat Panel Detectors Market, by Modality

  • Fixed/Standalone
  • Portable

Global a-Si X-ray Flat Panel Detectors Market, by Application

  • Cardiovascular
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic
  • Dentistry
  • Others

Global a-Si X-ray Flat Panel Detectors Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Israel
    • Rest of MEA
.