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, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-959-3
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global computed tomography market size was valued at USD 4,045.6 million in 2021 and is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2022 to 2030. Technological advancements in CT technology, coupled with the growing prevalence of chronic disorders such as cancer, orthopedics, and cardiovascular and neurological conditions are expected to accelerate the market growth. As per the WHO, in 2020 cancer accounted for about 10 million deaths globally. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a boost in the usage of CT scan equipment, therefore demand for advanced imaging solutions is projected to drive market expansion. As per OECD, in 2020 the number of CT units installed in the U.S. was 42 per million population.

China computed tomography market size, by technology, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The introduction of CT has been of great benefit to medical care. This technology improves diagnoses, prevents unnecessary medical procedures, improves treatment by providing detailed anatomical imaging, and is a cost-effective imaging technique. It is an essential diagnostics tool, especially for scanning bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels all at the same time. Since CT imaging is quick and easy during emergency cases, internal injuries can be detected early enough to save lives. Thus, the increasing demand for advanced assessment tools in the emergency department and the growing number of ambulatory emergency care units are the factors expected to have a positive impact on market growth.

Technological advancements such as the integration of artificial intelligence and the development of accessories to enhance image quality obtained by conventional CT scanners are the major factors expected to fuel market growth. For instance, in May 2021, Siemens Healthineers launched a new CT scanner, Somatom X. need. It is a high-speed, high-resolution CT scanner with an intelligent operation approach that makes procedures easier for medical staff and patients. In September 2021, GE Healthcare introduced a new CT system, Revolution Ascend which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve operational efficiency and patient comfort.

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.

COVID-19 has positively impacted the computed tomography systems market. Demand for CT scan machines steadily increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Large manufacturers, such as Siemens Healthineers, have a sales volume of over 200 CT scanners per year. The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a considerable increase in the demand for CT scan equipment, with Siemens reporting sales of 80 to 100 units in just 45 days. Furthermore, several manufacturers are increasing the production capacity of CT systems owing to the rising demand for chest CT examinations in COVID-19 patients. For instance, in March 2020, GE Healthcare increased the manufacturing capacity of its medical equipment, such as CT, ultrasound, mobile X-ray, and ventilators, to meet the unprecedented demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Technology Insights

The high-end slice (more than 64 slices) segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 34.8% in 2021. Increasing incidence of cardiovascular disorders and demand for accurate diagnostic imaging solutions are the factors expected to drive the segment. 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 accurate technique. 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 restrain. 

The CBCT segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR 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.

Application insights

The oncology segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 26.7% in 2021 and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of cancer and the growing applications of CT scans in diagnosis sis various types of cancers including lumps and tumors are the factors expected to drive the segment. The introduction of innovative technologies including computer-aided detection and computer-aided diagnosis of suspicious 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 accurate diagnosis.

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 parallel 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 a CT scan is an effective tool in such cases. All these factors are comprehensively expected to drive the growth of this market.

End-use Insights

The hospital segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 36.3% in 2021. The 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.

Global computed tomography market share, by end-use, 2021 (%)

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 CT scans machine contributing to the growth of this market.  Ambulatory diagnostics centers are expected to grow at the fastest rate over the forecast period. According to the OECD statistics, there were 16 CT scanners per 1,000,000 inhabitants in ambulatory diagnostics centers in the U.S. It is expected to be a revolution in the market as it makes CT scans more affordable and accessible.

Regional Insights

North America held the largest market share of 30.4% in 2021 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The presence of a large number of market competitors in this region and the increase in cancer incidence rate are two main factors driving the regional market growth. According to the National Cancer Institute, ~1,806,590 new cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020. Furthermore, the introduction of new technology combined with artificial intelligence and frequent launch of low radiating CT scans is expected to add to the market growth.

In the Asia Pacific, the market is anticipated to witness a significant CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the developing healthcare infrastructure, especially in the rapidly developing economies such as India and China, and the high adoption rate of advanced medical imaging devices. Furthermore, the increasing prevalence of chronic disorders and rising local manufacturers are expected to aid the market growth. For instance, Siemens Healthineers introduced a new CT scanner production unit in India, to fulfill the growing demand for CT scanners and boost its market position.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Market leaders are constantly undertaking developmental initiatives such as acquisitions, partnerships, collaboration, and mergers to strengthen their market presence. New government approvals, product launches, and innovations in the existing product have further led to boost their growth. For instance, in April 2022, Wipro GE Healthcare launched the Revolution Aspire CT scanner. It is said to improve patient throughput by nearly 50% and improves clinical efficiency and image quality. The equipment would be made available in 2 and 3-tier cities of India. Some of the prominent players in the computed tomography market include:

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. 

  • GE Healthcare

  • Siemens Healthineers AG

  • Canon Medical Systems

  • FUJIFILM Corporation

  • NeuroLogica Corp

  • Neusoft Corporation

  • Koning Corporation

  • Shenzhen Anke High-Tech Co

Computed Tomography Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 4296.5 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 7,551.7 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.3%  from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Technology, application, end-use, region

Regional Scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country Scope

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

Key companies profiled

Koninklijke Philips N.V.; GE Healthcare; Siemens Healthineers AG; Canon Medical Systems; FUJIFILM Corporation; NeuroLogica Corp; Neusoft Corporation; Koning Corporation; Shenzhen Anke High-Tech Co

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global computed tomography market report based on technology, application, end-use, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • High-End Slice

    • Mid End Slice

    • Low-End Slice

    • Cone Beam

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Oncology

    • Neurology

    • Cardiology

    • Vascular

    • Musculoskeletal

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals

    • Diagnostics Imaging Center

    • Ambulatory Imaging Center

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • 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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