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New Medical Imaging Technologies Create Opportunities for Companies in X-ray Market

The advantages of 3D color X-rays are grabbing the attention of stakeholders in the healthcare industry. This novel technique has been built by scientists of Mars Bioimaging-a manufacturer of small bore spectral CT (Computed Tomography) scanners for pre-clinical medical research at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in order to facilitate taking pictures of the internal tissues that interact with bones. This explains why the X-ray market stood at ~US$ 11 Bn in 2019.

The concept of digital X-ray is engulfing the market landscape. As such, the revenue of digital technology is projected for aggressive growth during the forecast period and dictates the highest revenue among all technologies in the market. Hence, world-class high-technology corporation ADANI is increasing its production capabilities to develop a product line of low-dose digital X-ray imaging systems for chest and breast screening. As such, the revenue of mammography is predicted for exponential growth during the forecast period.

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Cost-efficiency of CT Scanners with Single Chip-photosensor Array and ADC Gain Recognition

There is a growing demand for low-cost CT medical imaging. Hence, companies in the X-ray market are aiming to make CT scanners more affordable and readily available all over the world. For instance, ams AG, formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG-an innovator in advanced sensor solutions, has announced the launch of AS5950, a unique CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) device that combines photosensor array with ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter) to reduce complexity and deploy low-cost CT medical imaging.

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Companies in the X-ray market are increasing their R&D activities to fuel the availability of CT scanners that are sustainably more affordable. They are delving into opportunities to develop improved CT detectors that facilitate more detailed images at low system cost. New-age CT scanners are developed to overcome the hurdles in assembly and manufacturing of an X-ray detector. As such, the medical imaging sector for 8- and 16-slice CT scanners is projected for robust growth during the forecast period. Hence, companies are integrating photodiodes and ADCs in a single chip to make CT scanners more financially viable.

Companies Extend Radiographic Support Solutions amidst COVID-19 Crisis

In support of the global medical community’s ever-evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, companies are increasing their efficacy in radiographic support solutions. For instance, on March 24, 2020, Dexcowin— a supplier of cutting-edge portable handheld X-ray systems, announced the launch of its COVID-19 radiographic support solutions that help to overcome ergonomic limitations of conventional, fixed x-ray imaging systems. As such, the market share of portable X-ray products is anticipated to take a leap from ~46% in 2018 to ~49% by 2027 in the X-ray market.

Manufacturers are channelizing their concentrated attention toward increasing their production capabilities to develop advanced portable and battery-operated handheld X-ray technologies that meet the needs of clinicians. They are increasing their focus in dental and forensics communities to generate revenue streams. As such, the revenue of dental application segment is estimated for exponential growth in the X-ray market.

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Analysts’ Viewpoint

The X-ray market is estimated to progress at a modest CAGR of 5.5% throughout the forecast period. Companies are increasing their efficacy in services to customize the optimum pixel size for specific needs of OEMs within a reasonable short lead time. Sharper medical images and reduced self-heating are some of the key focus points that are driving R&D activities among companies.

AI algorithms offer accurate detection of pneumonia in chest X-rays. However, achieving reliable generalisability in new populations and settings poses as a limitation for healthcare companies. In order to overcome these issues, companies should increase awareness about site-specific training that helps practitioners to adapt to an existing system for new populations. Such training plays a pivotal role in complex tasks such as Electronic Health Records (EHR) predictions.

X-ray Market: Overview

  • X-ray can be used for various applications such as cardiovascular, respiratory, dental, mammography, and others. Presently, the global market for X-ray systems and technologies is experiencing steady growth due to high prevalence and increase in incidence of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary, and other disorders.
  • Demand for advanced systems is rapidly rising due to the need for early diagnosis to ensure effective treatment and/or management of the disease. Recent technological advancements in the diagnostics industry has led to introduction of advanced X-ray systems such as mobile & handheld digital systems, direct digital radiography systems, direct & indirect flat panel detection based systems, and CMOS & CCD based digital systems.

X-ray Market: Drivers

  • A large number of individuals suffer from infectious as well as chronic diseases across the world. Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases have affected a large number of individuals globally and are the leading cause of death among the global population. People are often prescribed a chest X-ray in case of breathing problems or a respiratory disorder. Tuberculosis is a leading respiratory disorder that affects millions across the world. According to the WHO, in 2018, an estimated 10 million people fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) globally. Among these, 5.7 million were men, 3.2 million were women, and 1.1 million were children.
  • High prevalence and increase in incidence of TB along with rise in mortality have resulted in higher acceptance of various preventive and control measures. X-ray technologies have been highly preferred diagnostic techniques among healthcare professionals as well as hospitals for effective diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Rapidly Aging Global Population with Augmented Healthcare Needs

  • Aging increases the need of health care, as it renders people prone to cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, respiratory diseases such as TB and pneumonia, dental caries & oral cancer, and orthopedic conditions such as osteoporosis. According to WHO estimates, the global geriatric population is projected reach around 2 billion (22% of global population) by 2050 as against 524 million in 2010.
  • Most developed countries have high a geriatric population. Around 82% of the people who succumb to coronary artery diseases are aged 65 years and above. According to WHO estimates, the geriatric population is anticipated to increase at a rapid pace in developed countries such as the U.S., the U.K., and Japan. Access to various diagnostic and treatment services has improved due to favorable healthcare policies and advancements in healthcare facilities in countries such as the U.S., Japan, the U.K. and other countries in Western Europe, which in turn has increased life expectancy of the population.

Market Segmentation: X-ray Market

  • Based on product type, the global X-ray market has been bifurcated into stationary/fixed and portable. The portable segment has been split into mobile and handheld.
  • In terms of technology, the global X-ray market has been classified into analog and digital. The digital segment has been segregated into computed radiography and direct digital radiography.
  • Based on application, the global X-ray market has been categorized into cardiovascular, respiratory, dental, mammography, and others
  • In terms of end user, the global X-ray market has been divided into hospitals & clinics, diagnostic centers, ambulatory surgical centers, and research centers
  • Each of the segments has been analyzed in detail for market trends, recent trends & developments, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and useful insights. The report provides current and future revenue (US$ Mn) for each of these segments for the period from 2017 to 2027, considering 2018 as the base year. The compound annual growth rate (% CAGR) has been provided for each segment and market from 2019 to 2027, along with market size estimations.

Regional Overview: X-ray Market

  • In terms of region, the global X-ray market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The regions have been divided into major countries and sub-regions.
  • The current and future market sizes in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) of these regional markets and their major countries have been provided in the report for the period from 2017 to 2027, along with their CAGRs for the period from 2019 to 2027
  • The study also offers a list of recommendations, highlights, and useful insights of the market, which will help new companies willing to enter the market and existing companies to increase market share, and help in the decision-making process

Major Players

  • The report concludes with the company profiles section that includes key information about the major players in the market
  • Leading players analyzed in the report are 
    • Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    • Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    • Carestream Health
    • FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
    • GE Healthcare
    • Konica Minolta Medical Imaging
    • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    • PerkinElmer, Inc.
    • Shimadzu Corporation
    • Siemens Healthcare
    • Varian Medical Systems
  • Each of these players has been profiled in the report based on parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio, business segments, and recent developments

X-ray Market - Scope of the Report

TMR’s report on the global X-ray market studies the past as well as the current growth trends and opportunities to gain valuable insights of these indicators for the market during the forecast period from 2019 to 2027. The report provides the revenue of the global X-ray market for the period 2017–2027, considering 2018 as the base year and 2027 as the forecast year. The report also provides the compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) of the global X-ray market from 2019 to 2027.

The report has been prepared after an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research involved bulk of research efforts, wherein analysts carried out interviews with key opinion leaders, industry leaders, and opinion makers. Secondary research involved referring to key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents to understand the global X-ray market.

Secondary research also included Internet sources, statistical data from government agencies, websites, and trade associations. Analysts have employed a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches to study various attributes of the global X-ray market.

The report includes an elaborate executive summary, along with a snapshot of the growth behavior of various segments and sub-segments included in the scope of the study. Moreover, the report sheds light on changing competitive dynamics in the global X-ray market. These serve as valuable tools for existing market players as well as for entities interested in participating in the global X-ray market.

The report also delves into the competitive landscape of the global X-ray market. Key players operating in the global X-ray market have been identified and each one of these has been profiled in terms of various attributes. Company overview, financial standings, recent developments, and SWOT are attributes of players in the global X-ray market that have been profiled in this report.

Key Questions Answered in X-ray Market Report

  • What is the sales/revenue generated by X-ray systems across all regions during the forecast period?
  • What are the opportunities in the global X-ray market?
  • What are the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats in the global X-ray market?
  • Which region is set to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • Which product type segment is expected to generate the highest revenue globally in 2027? Which segment is projected to expand at the highest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • What are the market positions of different companies operating in the global market?

X-ray Market - Research Objectives and Research Approach

The comprehensive report on the global X-ray market begins with an overview, followed by the scope and objectives of the study. Additionally, the report provides detailed explanation of the objectives behind this study and key vendors & distributors operating in the market, and regulatory scenario for approval of products.

For reading comprehensibility, the report has been compiled in a chapter-wise layout, with each section divided into smaller sections. The report comprises an exhaustive collection of graphs and tables that have been appropriately interspersed. Pictorial representation of actual and projected values of key segments is visually appealing to readers. This also allows comparison of market shares of key segments in the past and at the end of the forecast period.

The report analyzes the global X-ray market in terms of product type, technology, application, end user, and region. Key segments under each criteria have been studied at length, and the market share of each of these at the end of 2027 has been provided. Such valuable insights enable market stakeholders to make informed business decisions for investment in the global X-ray market.

X-ray Market - Segmentation

TMR’s study on the global X-ray market includes information divided into five segments: product type, technology, application, end user, and region. Changing industry trends and other crucial market dynamics associated with these segments of the global X-ray market have been discussed in detail.

Product Type












End User

Hospitals & Clinics

Diagnostic Centers

Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Research Centers


North America


Asia Pacific

Latin America

Middle East & Africa

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