Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Fixed & Mobile Size), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Apr, 2017
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-804-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 100

Industry Insights

The global fixed & mobile C-arms market size was valued at USD 1.68 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% over the forecast period. Mobile C-arms are expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period due to their tailored imaging solutions for a diverse range of clinical applications and greater flexibility in selection of navigation system. In addition, mobile C-arms have better maneuverability & precision and provide immediate hard copy of images, if need be, which expedites growth of the overall C-arms market.

Rising geriatric population, which is highly susceptibility to various chronic conditions such as cardiovascular, orthopedic, and respiratory diseases, coupled with increasing patient awareness is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. In addition, increasing level of accuracy with 3D visualization has led to an increasing demand for these devices in the recent years, allowing healthcare experts to understand the intensity of a disease better.

U.S. fixed and mobile C-arms market revenue, by product, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. fixed and mobile C-arms market

These devices allow real-time viewing in image-guided surgeries. During the surgery of vascular abdominal aortic aneurysm, the main body of the stent graft is positioned right below the renal arteries; C-arms can assist in marking the anatomy as well as easy positioning of the device according the surgeon’s requirement, hence increasing the accuracy of C-arms in various surgeries.

In developing countries such as India, Mexico, and Brazil, governments are continuously investing huge amount of funds to improve patient-centered care. Expected growth of geriatric population, rise in prevalence of orthopedic injuries, and rapid growth in foreign investments is anticipated to boost the revenue generation in the developing nations of Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East.

Product Insights

Mobile C-arm devices are good options for budget-conscious healthcare settings that have limited financial resources. Thus, demand for these devices is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. In addition, mobile C-arms offer optimum angle for a high-quality images and allow easy movement & positioning (motorized axes), while keeping the patient comfortable. For instance, Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid and RFD 3D are the first mobile C-arms that offer four motorized axes, helping the healthcare experts gain total control through a dual-joystick system. Full-size C-arms segment of mobile C-arms currently dominate the global market owing to their smaller size, lighter weight, and easy maneuverability as compared to mini C-arm devices.

Amongst full size and mini size mobile C-arms, the former captured the largest market share in 2016, as full-size C-arms have numerous medical applications and have higher prices. Moreover, adoption of full size devices is higher because of their longer existence and availability in the market.

Application Insights

Orthopedics & trauma segment dominated the market in 2016. The maneuverability of C-arm units for capturing accurate images from multiple positions is responsible for the largest share of the segment. In addition, these devices have wide applications in orthopedic surgeries due to their precision in operating rooms, which includes good image quality, operability, versatility, and efficiency. Products such as cios Alpha, cios Fusion, and cios Select from Siemens Healthineers have greatly contributed and set benchmarks in a number of orthopedic surgeries. Thus, rising number of orthopedic surgeries is anticipated to augment the market growth.

The market for pain management is expected to foresee the highest growth during the forecast period. Major factors such as higher resolution, faster workflow, and greater maneuverability for pain management are expected to boost growth of the market.

Global fixed and mobile C-arms market revenue, by product, 2016 (%)

Global fixed and mobile C-arms market

Regional Insights

North America dominated the fixed and mobile C-arms market with largest revenue share in 2016. The dominance of this region can be attributed to the well-established healthcare infrastructure, high adoption rate of advanced technology, and the presence of large target population. Furthermore, increasing incidence of chronic diseases is aggressively propelling the demand for C-arm equipment.

On the other hand, Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. Presence of well-established hospitals and critical care centers as well as large target customer pool is anticipated to boost the growth. Furthermore, growing awareness of the population and booming medical tourism in the region are some additional factors expected to drive the Asia Pacific market.

Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Share Insights

Currently, the global C-arms space is consolidated in nature with only a few top companies capturing major share of the market. Some of the top companies operating in this industry are GE Healthcare; Philips Healthcare; Siemens AG; Hologic Corporation; Shimadzu Corporation; Toshiba Medical Systems; Ziehm Imaging; OrthoScan, Inc.; Hitachi Medical Systems; and Eurocolumbus s.r.l.

Numerous companies are focused on the introduction of technologically advanced X-ray intensifiers in order to gain a foothold in the fast-developing C-arms sector. In addition, partnerships, collaborations, and mergers with well-established C-arms manufacturing companies are the major strategies adopted by top players to increase the market share during the forecast period.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                                

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Germany, Spain, China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia

Report coverage             

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

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels as well as provides an analysis on the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global fixed and mobile C-arms market on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Fixed C-arms

    • Mobile C-arms

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Orthopedics and Trauma

    • Neurosurgery

    • Cardiovascular

    • Pain Management

    • Gastroenterology

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • MEA

      • South Africa

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