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Cone Beam Computed Tomography Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Dental Implantology, Orthodontics), By Patient Position (Seated Position, Standing Position), By End-use, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-624-2
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global cone beam computed tomography market size was valued at USD 386.4 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2% from 2021 to 2028. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) digital technology has dramatically impacted the practice of dental surgeries. Technological advancements, especially in the field of digital imaging systems, have significantly increased the level of detailed information available to care providers, while also mitigating patient exposure to radiation levels. With CBCT techniques, dental health professionals have gained the ability to collect more data with lower radiation doses. Earlier physicians relied on 2-dimensional imaging for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment planning. However, 2-D technology often requires multiple radiation exposure. Therefore, 3-D scanning is gaining popularity for diagnostics.

U.S. cone beam computed tomography market size, by application, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the digital imaging market, especially in the initial phases, as the imaging practices were closed as a precautionary guideline. The strict social distancing guidelines have an effect on dental care practices and imaging procedures. As per the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute (HPI), the dental services were allowed for only emergency cases in the early stage of the pandemic. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the dental procedures that needed to be postponed included dental X-ray procedures. Although the number of cone beam CT procedures was reduced, CBCT was used in the early detection of COVID-19 in cancer patients. Cancer patients represent a vulnerable population during the pandemic. Chest CT plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia. Cancer patients availing radiation therapy need to undergo daily CBCT for image-guided radiation therapy.

The CBCT systems available in the market are capable of providing panoramic images. In addition, the low radiation footprint of these systems makes them suitable for placement in dental practices, hence providing high-quality images of regions of interest. According to the CDC, over 85% of children, around 65% of adults, and people aged 65 and above experience dental disorders. The dental treatments that are in demand include a wide range of procedures needing digital imaging procedures. Moreover, trauma resulting from factors such as injuries to the teeth, mouth, or oral cavity or poor alignment of teeth is highly prevalent. Over 20% of people suffer from such trauma to the orodental region at some point in their life, according to the WHO.

Application Insights

In 2020, the dental implantology segment held the largest revenue share of over 25.0%. Dental restoration with implants is an advanced dental treatment as it provides patients with functional and aesthetical options for tooth replacement. Based on application, the market is segmented into dental implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, general dentistry, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, periodontics, forensic dentistry, and others.

According to the data from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, due to disease, decay, or an accident, over 70% of adults have lost at least one tooth permanently. Therefore, the demand for dental implantology is increasing significantly. The R&D activities in the field of dental implantology have increased in the last few years and are likely to expand in the future with improved implant designs. The orthodontics segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028 owing to the treatments such as crooked or overcrowded teeth, misaligned teeth, smile gaps, breathing, bad bites, and difficulties with speech or chewing.

Patient Position Insights

In 2020, the seated patient position segment dominated the market with a revenue share of over 65.0% and is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Based on patient position, the market is segmented into standing, seated, and supine positions.

During the imaging process, patients are required to be still. Hence, a seated patient position is most preferred due to the convenience. Patients can stay still more easily in the seated position than standing position. Hence, the CBCT imaging procedures in a seated position are likely to increase in the coming years.

End-use Insights

In 2020, the dental clinics segment dominated the market with a revenue share of over 65.0% and is anticipated to exhibit the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028. The majority of patients visit private practices due to the accessibility to specialists. Based on end use, the market is segmented into hospitals and others and dental clinics.

The number of independent clinics is growing worldwide. This trend is most likely to continue in the coming years pertaining to cost efficiency, the availability of specialists, and technological advancements.

Global cone beam computed tomography market share, by end-use, 2020 (%)

The digital imaging industry faced many issues after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic as there were high risks due to the scare of spreading the infection. The imaging services were put on hold during the initial phase. However, the digital imaging services are getting back to their normal operations. In these exceptional times, dental professionals and other care providers must be well-informed about the regulatory guidelines in order to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

Regional Insights

In 2020, North America held the largest share of more than 45.0% due to the factors such as preventive approach towards dental care and hygiene, accessibility to independent clinics, and rising R&D activities in digital imaging. The U.S. federal funding for Medicare & Medicaid is anticipated to drive the demand for digital imaging in dental care as patients need to pay less expenses out-of-pocket.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period pertaining to the rising number of clinics, growing R&D in manufacturing, and rising awareness about dental care. In Asia Pacific, the healthcare infrastructure is expanding with technological advancements. Various governments of countries, including India and China, are introducing initiatives to spread awareness about oral care and hygiene.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

A prominent increase in research & development activities to design innovative products is creating promising opportunities in the CBCT market. Therefore, the market players need to continue to invest in digitization in order to maintain their market positions. The rising relevance of digital imaging technologies and artificial intelligence-driven diagnostic solutions is likely to reshape the cone beam CT imaging technologies. Some prominent players in the global cone beam computed tomography market include:

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • J. Morita Mfg. Corp.

  • Vatech Co., Ltd.

  • Curve Beam LLC

  • Carestream Health Inc. (Onex Corporation)

  • Danaher Corporation

Cone Beam Computed Tomography Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 477.1 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 1.07 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 12.2% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million & CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Application, patient position,end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa

Key companies profiled

Dentsply Sirona; J. Morita Mfg. Corp.; Vatech Co., Ltd.; Curve Beam LLC; Carestream Health Inc. (Onex Corporation); Danaher Corporation

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global cone beam computed tomography market report based on application, patient position, end-use, and region:

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Dental Implantology

    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    • Orthodontics

    • Endodontics

    • General Dentistry

    • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

    • Periodontics

    • Forensic Dentistry

    • Others

  • Patient Position Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Standing Position

    • Seated Position

    • Supine Position

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Hospitals & Others

    • Dental Clinics

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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