The global flat panel detector (FPD)-based X-ray for cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) market size was estimated at USD 2.13 billion in 2017. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.07% over the forecast period. Significant advantages of FPD technology over charge coupled devices (CCDs) & image intensifying detectors (IIDs) are poised to fuel adoption of FPD-based X-rays for CBCT.
CBCT works with two dimensional X-ray detectors. Many cone beam CT systems are designed using a combination of CCD camera and X-ray image intensifier. However, owing to various advantages of FPDs, these have replaced CCD in CBCT systems.
High volume coverage, high (150 μm) spatial resolution, and ability to perform fluoroscopy/angiography in conjunction with tomography are advantages of using flat panel detectors for CBCT. These advantages are increasing their clinical applications. FPD made from complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) or amorphous silicon drive digital radiology revolution by making X-rays safer for patients with use of low radiation dose.
Use of FPD-based X-rays for 3D imaging is limited to assessment of osseous structures due to poor soft tissue contrast. However, key players are involved in investigation of several techniques and devices to widen the scope. Growing focus on research and development is anticipated to positively influence the adoption rate of the technology in medical imaging beyond dental and ENT applications.
Considerable improvements in reimbursement scenario for traditional as well as advanced CT scans are resulting in an increase in the number of scans done through advanced digital systems and acceptance in patient base. This, in turn, is bolstering adoption of 3D CT scans among physicians and diagnostic labs. Abilities of FPDs to produce larger as well as smaller FOV are triggering their preference to conventional tools such as IIDs or CCDs, FPDs are replacing these detectors in the imaging market.
Use of flat panel detectors for clinical cone beam CT has witnessed noteworthy expansion from diagnostic imaging to image-guided surgery. For instance, manufacturers are engaged in designing of a unit of C-arm for 3D intraoperative imaging by integrating FPD, X-ray tube, computer workstation, mobile C-arm platform, displays, and other accessories.
In terms of revenue, orthopedic was the most prominent application segment in the market in 2017 owing to early developments of x-ray technology in orthopedic imaging. Furthermore, manufacturers are involved in development of novel platforms to enhance applicability of these systems.
For instance, in March 2018, Siemens Healthineers introduced a new version of Cios Select, which combines FPD technology and customary image intensifier. This device is designed to enable intraoperative imaging for orthopedics, peripheral vascular surgery, pain management, urology, and trauma. Combination of FPDs with different technologies such as CCDs and IIDs to enhance applicability is projected to enhance product portfolio.
Based on product, the market has been segmented into sitting, standing, and lying down. Although systems for all three positions are commercially available, a majority of the systems function with combined (sitting + standing) patient position.
Although sitting X-rays are more preferred by most practitioners, high cost of these devices limit their adoption in most developing and underdeveloped countries. Lower cost compared to sitting x-ray devices is contributing to the growth of the standing X-ray segment. In addition, flexibility in use for adult and pediatric patients and less area occupancy are helping the segment dominate the FPD-based X-ray for CBCT market throughout the forecast period.
Systems offering lying down (supine/prone) positioning are very limited in the market. Limited commercial availability, high cost, and large size of these systems are poised to inhibit the growth of the segment. Nevertheless, their popularity is gradually rising, owing to which the segment is likely to post the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Hospitals are the major end users of FPD-based CBCT devices with over 41.0% share in the overall market revenue in 2017. Higher demand for such units and imaging systems in hospitals consequently affects installation rate. Furthermore, highly sophisticated systems, which generate a higher revenue through sales, are being increasingly installed by hospitals for purpose of surgical assistance.
Novel systems in the market usually are coming in portable sizes. Besides this, declining cost of flat panel detectors is expected to increase installation of in-house FPD-based X-ray CBCT devices at diagnostics centers. Owing to this, the segment is estimated to exhibit promising growth during the forecast period.
North America led the global market in 2017, due to well-established supply network of major players. Rapid uptake of novel tools is resulting in higher sales of medical devices and associated technologies in this region. Following North America, Europe accounted for a significant revenue share in the market in same year.
However, Middle East & Africa (MEA) is anticipated to experience the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the region can be attributed to economic development and rising investments in healthcare facilities & infrastructure. However, absence of specific guidelines pertaining to use of advanced technologies such as CBCT is keeping the market in the region from attaining size comparable to developed regions. Nevertheless, rising penetration of players in the region is projected to augur well for the regional market in the near future.
The global arena is consolidated with a well-established distribution network of few multinational players. Key strategies adopted by these players include new product development, expansion of service facilities, and collaborations. Mature players are involved in broadening their service portfolio while emerging players are engaged in strengthening their distribution network.
Key competitors for the market include PointNix Co., Ltd; J. Morita Corp.; Genoray Co., Ltd.; Xoran Technologies, LLC; CurveBeam; ASAHI ROENTGEN IND.CO., LTD.; Owandy Radiology; Carestream Health; Dentsply Sirona; i-CAT; Teledyne DALSA Inc.; Cefla s.c. (NewTom S.C); Varex Imaging Corporation; PLANMECA OY; Ray Co. Ltd; Danaher (KaVo Kerr, Gendex, PaloDEx Group); and VATECH.
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