GVR Report cover Gamma Knife Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Gamma Knife Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Indication (Malignant Tumors, Benign Tumors, Vascular Disorders, Functional Disorders, Ocular Diseases), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Aug 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-581-6
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016

Report Overview

The global gamma knife market size was valued at USD 171.5 million in 2016. Growing prevalence of cancer, brain tumors, & neurological diseases, as well as increasing adoption of gamma knife instruments in surgical centers owing to rising preference for minimally invasive surgeries, are few factors anticipated to boost the market. Moreover, technological upgradation and advancements are also expected to drive the market.

U.S. gamma knife market size

There is a rapid surge in the global incidence of neurological diseases such as brain tumor and epilepsy. According to data published by American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) in 2017, nearly 7,00,000 people suffer from brain tumor in the U.S., and nearly 80,000 new primary brain tumor cases are expected to be diagnosed every year. Primarily, there are two types of brain tumors: nonmalignant and malignant. Cancer is the second largest cause of death globally, accounting for approximately 8.8 million deaths worldwide in 2015. According to WHO estimates, cancer incidence is expected to rise by 70% over the next two decades.

According to ABTA data, brain & CNS tumors are the third most common type of cancer responsible for the death of population below 40 years of age. Growing usage of gamma knife therapy in neurological treatment owing to its advantages over conventional surgeries is likely to boost the market. Since it is a non-invasive procedure, it provides better safety, causes less damage to surrounding tissues, and offers micro precision while treating the target cells in the brain.

Rising adoption of these instruments in surgery centers owing to rising prevalence of neurological diseases and increasing preference for minimally invasive techniques is also expected to drive the market. Rapidly increasing demand for recently developed Leksell Gamma Knife Icon and increased requirement for upgradation of this technology are also some factors depicting the surging demand for these devices. For example, in 2015, previous gamma knife models U, B, C, 4C, and Perfexion were upgraded to Leksell Gamma Knife Icon by Elekta Instrument, AB. Thus, ongoing evolution in technology is one of the key factors that can be attributed to its high adoption. Adoption of integrated imaging & software, improved workflow, and increase in clinical applications has also led to high usage of these devices in surgical centers.

Indications Insights

On the basis of indications, the gamma knife market is segmented into malignant tumors, benign tumors, vascular disorders, functional disorders, and ocular diseases. In 2016, malignant tumors accounted for maximum revenue share. Gamma knife therapy is used as adjunctive therapy for primary malignant brain tumors. Fractionated external beam radiation therapy is usually preferred over conventional surgical treatment alternatives.

Moreover, rising prevalence of primary brain tumors is also expected to boost demand over the forecast period. In addition, associated advantages of gamma knife therapy over other treatment alternatives, such as improved accuracy, precision, and treatment safety, are anticipated to boost its demand in surgical centers. Unlike other invasive surgical procedures, it requires no incision, and this is also expected to increase demand.

The ocular disease segment is expected to grow at a lucrative rate of approximately 12.1% over the forecast period. Gamma knife therapy is used for various ocular indications, such as uveal melanoma, advanced glaucoma, eye metastases, age-related macular degeneration, angioreticuloma, vegetative pain, and pseudotumor cerebri. It reduces intraocular pressure and latency of this treatment is low as compared to other treatments. Thus, extended applications of this therapy to treat a wide range of ocular indications are expected to boost demand for the same.

Global gamma knife market share

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the overall market in terms of revenue in 2016 with a share of 39.6%. High incidence of brain tumor, rising awareness amongst healthcare professionals regarding noninvasive treatment alternatives such as stereotactic surgeries, high adoption of these instruments in surgery centers, and improving healthcare infrastructure are the key factors responsible for dominance of the region.

In 2016, Japan held the largest revenue share in this region. Japan is considered as the second-largest market in terms of volume. Key factors responsible for its dominance are increasing disease burden, rising prevalence of cancers & brain tumors, and growing adoption of gamma knife instruments in surgery centers. For instance, in October 2016, Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon was used for the first time to treat a patient with brain metastases in Japan.

Moreover, rapidly developing economies, improvements in healthcare facilities, and rising geriatric population are some of the factors owing to which Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing region with a growth rate of 4.1% during the forecast period. In June 2015, Samsung Medical Center acquired the first Gamma Knife Icon system in Asia. Thus, growing adoption of high-cost technologically advanced products in this region is one of the key factors that can be attributed to its largest share and fastest growth over the forecast period.

Gamma Knife Market Share Insights

Gamma Knife is a patent-protected trademark of Elekta AB, because of which the company has a monopoly in the market. With investments in R&D, the company is striving to launch new technologically advanced gamma knives to become a leader in innovation.

Gamma Knife Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 202.7 million

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 239.2 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 3.7% from 2017 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD thousand and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Indications, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; UK; China; India; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Elekta AB; Varian Medical Systems; Cyber Medical Corporation; ET Medical Group; GE Healthcare; Masep Infini Global Inc.; Huiheng Medical, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the gamma knife market on the basis of indications and region:

  • Indications Outlook (Revenue, USD Thousand, 2014 - 2025)

    • Malignant tumors

    • Benign tumors

    • Vascular disorders

    • Functional disorders

    • Ocular diseases

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

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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