GVR Report cover Computed Tomography Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Computed Tomography Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, By Technology (High End Slice, Mid End Slice), By End Use (Hospital, Diagnostics Imaging Center), By Application (Oncology, Neurology) By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2026

  • Published Date: Oct 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-959-3
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017

Report Overview

The global computed tomography (CT) market size was valued at USD 5.53 billion in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.5% by 2026. The growing prevalence of various lifestyles associated with chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular conditions and increasing demand for advanced imaging solutions are some of the factors expected to drive the overall market growth.

China Computed Tomography market

CT scans are critical diagnostics tools especially for lung cancer and traumatic brain injuries. CDC reported that in 2013, more than 2.8 million people visited an emergency department in the U.S. for traumatic brain injuries. CT scans are the only option to assess the condition during emergency brain trauma. Increasing demand for advanced assessment tools in an emergency department and the growing number of ambulatory emergency care units are the factors expected to have a positive impact on the CT market growth.

According to NCBI, more than 70 million CT scans are performed in the U.S. and 5 million in the U.K. every year with an annual increasing rate of 10%, signifying the growth potential of CT in the overall medical imaging market. A steep rise in the applications of CT scans and growing trends of using CT scans for effective lung cancer screening are expected to boost the demand for CT scanners in developed as well as developing countries. Growing applications of CT also extend in dentistry to detect tooth decay and to assess infection in surrounding areas.

The introduction of technologically advanced devices, and the development of accessories to enhance image quality obtained by conventional CT scanners are the major factors expected to fuel the market growth. The introduction of advanced cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems is expected to be the major factor widening the applications of CT in modern diagnostic imaging. Dual-source and artificial intelligence-enabled CT scanners are expected to be important milestones in market growth. ClariPi Inc received FDA clearance for its artificial intelligence-enabled CT scanner called “ClariCT.AI” in June 2019.

Similarly, in March of 2018, Siemens received 510k clearance for its Dual Source CT scanner, an innovative technology that emits a negligible amount of radiation producing high-quality image quality within a few seconds specifically suitable for pediatric patients and eliminating the need of holding breath during thorax scan.

Technology Insights

Based on technology, the CT market is segmented into high, mid, and low-end slices and CBCT. The high-end slice (more than 64 slices) and mid-end slice (64 slices) is expected to grow at a lucrative CAGR over the forecast period. Increasing incidence of cardiovascular disorders and demand for accurate diagnostic imaging solutions are the factors expected to drive the segment growth.

High-end slice technology has comparatively 80% less radiation exposure than mid-end slice technology (64 slices) with a 16 cm imaging area helping in the accurate diagnosis. High-end slice devices deliver detailed images of obese patients, the only factor expected to restrain the growth of this segment is the high cost of the high-end slice technology. However, improving healthcare infrastructure and improving financing ability would help in overcoming the restraint. 

CBCT is expected to grow at the speediest rate over the forecast period. Compact size, low radiation exposure, and low cost compared to conventional CT are some of the advantages associated with the technique. The ability of CBCT for 3D evaluation of the maxillofacial region has led to their increasing demand in dentistry. Growing applications of CBCT are expected to propel the overall CT market during the forecast period.

End Use Insights

In terms of end-user, the global computed tomography market is segmented into hospitals, diagnostics imaging centers, and clinics. The hospital segment accounted for the largest market share in 2019. An increasing number of emergency admissions in hospitals and the growing number of surgeries performed each year have contributed to the market share. Moreover, CT scans serve as an effective tool for accurate diagnosis pre-operative and post-operative to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.     

The difficulty and risk associated with transportation of critical-ill patients from hospital to a third party diagnostics center for CT scans, has forced the hospitals to establish their own CT scans machine contributing to the growth of this market. 

Ambulatory diagnostics centers are expected to grow at the speediest rate over the forecast period. According to the OECD statistics, there is an approximate 14% increase in the total no of CT scanners per 1,000,000 inhabitants in ambulatory diagnostics centers in the USA  between 2015 and 17. It is expected to be a revolution in the market as it makes CT scans more affordable and accessible.

Application insights

The global computed tomography market is segmented based on application into oncology, neurology, cardiology, vascular, musculoskeletal, and others. Oncology held the largest market share in 2019 and is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR over the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of cancer and growing applications of CT scans in the diagnosis of various types of cancers including lumps and tumors are the factors expected to drive the segment growth.

The introduction of innovative technologies including computer aided detection and computer aided diagnosis of suspected cancer nodules and accessing the risk of malignancy, especially in lung cancer is expected to boost the growth. The software can additionally calibrate the captured image with biopsy outcome helping in the accurate diagnosis.

Global CT market

Neurology and Musculoskeletal segments are also expected to grow at a healthy rate over the forecast period because of the increasing geriatric population, as the age of a person increases parallelly the burden of disease related to their age also increases. Aged people due to their mobility being slightly compromised with age fall and develop several types of fractures, especially hip fractures. Furthermore, there has been increasing participation of people in sports activities globally over years and one of the most common types of injuries they sustain is ligament tears and a CT scan is an effective tool in such cases. All these factors are comprehensively expected to drive the growth of this market.

Regional Insights

North America holds the largest market share owing to the increasing aging population and prevalence of chronic disorders and is expected to remain the largest market over the period, but the market is expected to witness a decrease in the number of CT scans performed over years to come because of the increasing awareness about the risk of radiation exposure. So, unless the health benefits are greater than the risk associated with CT scans physicians don’t suggest going for computed tomography has led to the significant decrease in CT scans in 2017.

Europe accounted for the second-largest market share in the computed tomography market in 2019. The increasing incidence of lung cancer in the European countries accounting for almost 20% of total cancer is expected to drive growth, as CT is a critical tool in Lung cancer imaging. Furthermore, the introduction of new technology combined with artificial intelligence and frequent launch of low radiating CT scans is expected to add to this growth

Asia Pacific is also anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR over the forecast period, due to large unmet needs coupled with developing healthcare infrastructure especially in the rapidly developing economies such as India and China. Furthermore, the presence of major market players and suppliers, prevalence of chronic disorders, and increasing presence of several insurance companies funding for CT scans are expected to aid the market growth in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The leading players in the computed tomography market include Canon Medical Systems Corporation, FUJIFILM Corporation, General Electric Company, Hitachi, Ltd., Koning Corporation, Koninklijke Philips NV, NeuroLogica Corp, Neusoft Corporation, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Shenzhen Anke High-Tech Co. These players are focusing on growth strategies, such as product launches, innovations in the existing product, and mergers & acquisitions. For instance, In March 2019, Siemens Healthineers received USFDA approval for the launch of their product called SOMATOM Force, which has dual source and dual detectors technology coupled with 4D imaging with minimum radiation exposure.

Computed Tomography Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 6.20 billion

Revenue forecast in 2026

USD 9.1 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.5% from 2019 to 2026

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2026

Quantitative units

Volume in ‘000 Units, Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2026

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Technology, application, end use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Thailand; South Korea; Mexico; Brazil; Colombia; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Canon Medical Systems Corporation; FUJIFILM Corporation; General Electric Company; Hitachi, Ltd.; Koning Corporation; Koninklijke Philips NV; NeuroLogica Corp; Neusoft Corporation; Siemens Healthcare GmbH; Shenzhen Anke High-Tech Co.

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global computed tomography market report on the basis of technology, application, end-use, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue in USD Million and Volume in ‘000 Units, 2015 - 2026)

    • High end slice

    • Mid end slice

    • Low end slice

    • Cone beam (CBCT)

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Oncology

    • Neurology

    • Cardiology

    • Vascular

    • Musculoskeletal

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2015 - 2026)

    • Hospitals

    • Diagnostics imaging center

    • Ambulatory imaging center

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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