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

Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Fixed, Mobile), By Application (Orthopedics & Trauma, Neurosurgery, Cardiovascular), By Region (North America, Asia Pacific), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-804-6
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global fixed and mobile C-arms market size was valued at USD 2,577.5 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the growing number of surgical procedures and technological advancements in the development of novel C-arms. In addition, the rising geriatric population, which is susceptible to various chronic disorders, is also expected to contribute to the market growth. The use of C-arm systems in intraoperative procedures has become an important tool in modern surgical practice. It enhances the technical proficiency of the surgeon in addition to reducing the morbidity and patient’s duration/length of stay (LOS) in the hospital.

U.S. Fixed And Mobile C-arms market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The powerful imaging system on the C-arm allows for many movements to be performed in a single session. C-arm machines are widely utilized in orthopedic, urology, gastrointestinal, Cardiovascular, cardiovascular, emergency, and therapeutic studies, such as a stent or needle placements.Many market players make constant efforts to develop advanced systems, such as the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled technology and 3D mapping capabilities in a C-arm system, which would improve process planning, increase real-time intraoperative guidance, and considerably reduce surgical operation times. For instance, in January 2022, Philips announced the integration of cloud-based AI and 3D mapping into Zenition, its mobile C-arm System Series.

The integration is expected to improve endovascular treatment outcomes and enhance workflow efficiency. Philips further stated that the combination of these technologies would result in a 50% reduction in radiation exposure and a more than 20% reduction in procedure times.In May 2023, Philips announced the launch of Zenition 10, which is an addition to its mobile C-arm series. This new cost-effective, high-image-quality, high-utilization mobile C-arm helps surgeons in treating more patients and improving patient outcomes.The rising geriatric population susceptible to various chronic conditions such as cardiovascular, orthopedic, and respiratory diseases, coupled with increasing patient awareness, is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

According to the WHO, the population of people aged 60 years and above will be about 2.1 billion by 2050 from 1.5 billion in 2020. In addition, the increasing level of accuracy with 3D visualization and the introduction of flat-panel detectors replacing image intensifiers, which lowers patient dose and increases image quality, has led to the high demand for these devices in recent years, allowing healthcare experts to understand the intensity of a disease better.The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the market, since these systems are used in guidance for mostly elective surgeries. Studies suggest that about 28 million elective procedures may be canceled around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic's peak disruption period of 12 weeks. However, the elective surgery rate has increased by one-fifth after the lockdown and also decreased elective surgery waiting times by as much as one-third, thus creating opportunities for market expansion.

Type Insights

The fixed C-arms segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 53.6% in 2022. The continued advancements in fixed C-arm technology and clinical improvements have transformed fixed C-arm applications. They can be installed not just in radiology and cardiology departments, but also in surgical departments with access to a variety of medical specialties, where regular film X-rays were previously used to provide imaging for surgeons. When developing an operating room, a fixed C-arm is usually considered because its image quality has historically been superior to other newly developed moveable C-arms. A fixed C-arm can be floor-mounted or ceiling-suspended.The mobile C-arm segment is further segregated into mini and full-sized C-arms. The mobile C-arms segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period.

The ability of mobile C-arms to move around the patient, achieving the best angle for a high-quality image while keeping the patient comfortable, is one of its most significant advantages. In addition, constant technological developments, such as motorized axes that make movement and positioning easier, are expected to propel segment growth. The mini-C-arm segment of mobile C-arms is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period. In this system, the monitor, generator, tube, image intensifier, console, and C-arm are all incorporated into one unit. This compactness saves a lot of space and eliminates complexity in the operation room. Furthermore, mini C-arms are also less expensive than standard-sized systems.

Application Insights

Based on applications, the orthopedics and trauma segment held the largest market share of over 22.7% in 2022 owing to the high incidence of musculoskeletal disease, and a rise in the geriatric population. Studies suggest that about one million hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed in the U.S. annually. Furthermore, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), hip fracture rates in men and women are anticipated to rise by 310% and 240% respectively, by 2050, compared to the rates in 1990. The C-arm system has wide applications in orthopedic surgeries, owing to its precision in operating rooms, including good image quality, operability, and adaptability.The neurosurgery segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period.

Global Fixed And Mobile C-arms market share and size, 2022

The data provided by the C-arm system is important for guiding minimally invasive surgeries and monitoring outcomes. Neurosurgery necessitates a high level of attention to detail, a little change throughout the surgery might have a substantial impact on the patient's functional and clinical outcomes. Thus, high-resolution C-arm technology can provide an exact image of the brain anatomy that is essential for procedures. The cardiovascular segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period owing to a rise in the prevalence of Cardiovascular Disorders (CVD) and the ability of the C-arm system to generate 3-D/4-D CT images. According to the WHO, CVDs are the leading cause of death worldwide, affecting about 17.9 million people per year.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.3% in 2022. The market is driven by factors, such as increasing adoption of advanced technology and improved healthcare infrastructure, strong purchasing power, and a fair reimbursement framework. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. government spent nearly USD 4.1 trillion on healthcare in 2020, accounting for approximately 19.7% of the total GDP. Furthermore, an increase in elective surgery rates after the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising prevalence of chronic disorders is expected to boost the demand for C-arm equipment in the region.

Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 6.6% owing to the growing need for better imaging technologies and supportive government initiatives for improving healthcare infrastructure in this region. The presence of well-established hospitals and critical care centers as well as a large target patient population is anticipated to boost the growth. Furthermore, increasing awareness among people and growing medical tourism in the region are some additional factors expected to drive the growth of the Asia Pacific market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The prominent players are undertaking strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, and the introduction of advanced products to compete in the market. In April 2021, Carestream Health and Ziehm Imaging announced the addition of Ziehm Vision RFD C-arm, a mobile C-arm, into its innovative product portfolio. It is expected to further enhance Carestream Health’s product offerings to benefit healthcare providers. The availability of The Ziehm Vision RFD C-arm in Canada and the U.S. through Carestream was announced in September 2022.In March 2021, GE Healthcare received FDA clearance for its OEC 3D, a surgical imaging C-arm system capable of 2D and 3D imaging. Some of the prominent players in the global fixed and mobile C-arms market include:

  • GE Healthcare

  • Siemens Healthineers AG

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.

  • Medtronic

  • Ziehm Imaging GmbH

  • Shimadzu Corp.

  • Hologic Corp.

  • Canon Medical Systems


  • Eurocolumbus srl.

Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 2,709.6 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 3,973.4 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.6% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

July 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Type, application, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

GE Healthcare; SiemensHealthineers AG; Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Medtronic; Ziehm Imaging GmbH; Shimadzu Corporation; Hologic Corporation; Canon Medical Systems; FUJIFILM; Eurocolumbus srl.

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Global Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the fixed and mobile C-arms market based on type, application, and region:

Global Fixed And Mobile C-arms Market Report Segmentation

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

    • Fixed C-arms

    • Mobile C-arms

      • Full-size C-arms

      • Mini C-arms

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

    • Orthopedics and Trauma

    • Neurosurgery

    • Cardiovascular

    • Pain Management

    • Gastroenterology

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Sweden

      • Norway

      • Denmark

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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