GVR Report cover Medical Imaging Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Medical Imaging Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound), By End-use (Hospitals, Diagnostic Imaging Centers), By Region (APAC, MEA, North America), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-139-9
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global medical imaging market size was valued at USD 28.02 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from 2022 to 2030. The increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases, rising demand for early detection tools, technological advancements to improve turnaround time, increased investment & reimbursement initiatives undertaken by the government, and expansions of new facilities by market players in developing nations, are said to boost the market growth. For instance, in June 2021 the government of India launched X-Ray Setu, a free Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based platform to aid doctors with the early COVID-19 interventions. In 2022, Siemens Healthineers introduced a new CT scanner production unit in India, to fulfill the growing demand for CT scanners and boost its market position.

 U.K. medical imaging market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Moreover, in August 2020, Philips expanded its cardiovascular ultrasound portfolio by launching Affiniti CVx. The system is designed to help cardiology departments and provide better care to more patients while improving efficiency and throughput. Furthermore, in November 2021, Philips announced the launch of an AI-enabled MR imaging portfolio, which is intended to improve the efficiency and sustainability of radiology operations by speeding up MR exams. Such technological advancements are said to boost the market growth exponentially.

Increasing demand for state-of-the-art imaging modalities by teaching hospitals and universities to provide training for advanced technology is expected to have a significant impact on the market growth during the forecast years. Furthermore, the adoption of AI to automate image quantification and identification process is also expected to boost the market growth. For instance, Google’s AI platform, named, Google’s Deepmind collaborated with Moorfields Eye Hospital to read all eye scans performed using an optical CT scanner, to ensure early detection of age-related macular degeneration. In addition, the introduction of 3D MRI and CT scans enables radiologists to quickly analyze scans, reducing analysis time and improving efficacy.

Moreover, computer vision is being used to diagnose conditions, that are not visible to the human eye. Despite the technical improvements and increased adoption of advanced imaging tools, the market witnessed a decline due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reduction of imaging volumes, economic setbacks leading to reduced adoption of advanced imaging equipment, reduced staff at radiology centers & hospitals, and increased adoption of teleradiology services, are factors impacting the drop in the market.

The computed tomography market experienced a surge as increased diagnosis of COVID-19-infected patients was conducted using CT scans. Market leaders like Siemens Healthineers stated that their sales volume for CT scanners doubled during the pandemic period, leading to the overall surge in the CT market. However, the market dropped significantly in 2020 but is expected to bounce back in 2022.

Product Insights

The ultrasound segment dominated the global market in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 28.00% of the global revenue. The segment is expected to maintain its lead during the forecast period. The segment growth can be attributed to the rising number of ultrasound applications. Recent developments in advanced ultrasound transducers have opened new avenues for ultrasound devices in biomedical and cardiovascular imaging. Moreover, a high focus on the development of portable ultrasound devices is expected to expand the applications of this modality in ambulatory as well as emergency care. The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into ultrasound systems to automate the process of image quantification and selection, is also expected to influence the market growth.

The CT segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. CT systems are one of the primary diagnostic tools for COVID-19 patients. High demand for Point of Care(POC) CT devices and the development of a high-precision CT scanner by the integration of AI & ML and advanced visualization systems are the principal factors driving the segment. In October 2019, Canon received the U.S. FDA nod for its Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE), an AI technology for integration with its Aquilion Precision scanner. The technology helps in achieving precision diagnostic without the need to increase the dose. GE Healthcare, in March 2020, increased its manufacturing capacity by opening new production facilities, to meet the growing demand for advanced imaging tools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

End-use Insights

The hospital end-use segment dominated the global market in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 47.00% of the overall revenue. Rising demand for advanced imaging modalities and the integration of surgical suits with imaging technologies are some of the factors driving the segment growth. Some of the countries in developed regions have shown a sharp rise in demand for these modalities in teaching hospitals as compared to general or special hospitals. However, developing countries in the Asia Pacific region have shown a steep rise in the number of new hospitals.

 Global medical imaging market share, by end-use, 2021 (%)

This can be attributed to the entry of multinational healthcare service providers. Healthcare service in these countries is dominated by private players. New hospitals generally provide dedicated space for imaging modalities. Rising competition and increasing demand for world-class healthcare services are the factors expected to fuel the segment growth in the coming years. The diagnostic imaging segment is estimated to mark the highest growth rate due to the increased adoption of advanced technology, improved infrastructure, and high funding for the growth of these centers.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the overall market in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 33.00% of the global revenue. The presence of a large number of industry players and the high frequency of new product launches within the region are the factors contributing to the regional market growth. The region exhibits high adoption of advanced, high-end medical imaging equipment due to favorable reimbursement scenarios and funding from market players. North America accounts for the highest spending on healthcare, in terms of GDP, with the U.S. spending nearly 19.7% of GDP on healthcare as of 2020.

The aforementioned factors, coupled with the increasing aging population, a rise in the cases of chronic diseases, and the growing trend of preventive diagnostic practices, are expected to drive the regional market. On the other hand, the regional market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rising incidences of chronic diseases and high demand for advanced imaging devices. An increasing number of local manufacturing units is expected to provide moderately-priced diagnostic units, thus helping in this price-sensitive, underpenetrated market space.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Recent trends of collaborations between local and global companies are expected to have a synergistic effect on market growth. Such collaborations and exchange of technologies help in speeding up the development and boosting the market competition, thus providing sophisticated yet affordable imaging systems. Such collaborations are not limited to diagnostic imaging players. The integration of imaging modalities with advanced surgical suit manufacturers is expected to have a positive effect on the diagnostic imaging market growth as well as on robot-assisted surgery systems.Some prominent players in the global medical imaging market include:

  •  GE Healthcare

  •  Koninklijke Philips N.V.

  •  Siemens Healthineers

  •  Canon Medical Systems Corp.

  •  Mindray Medical International

  •  Esaote

  •  Hologic, Inc.

  •  Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

  •  Koning Corporation

  •  PerkinElmer Inc.

  •  FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc.

  •  Cubresa Inc.

Medical Imaging Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 32.33 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 47.4 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.9% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

GE Healthcare; Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Siemens Healthineers; Koninklijke Philips N.V., Canon Medical Systems Corporation, Mindray Medical International, Esaote, Hologic, Inc., Samsung Medison Co., Ltd., Koning Corporation, PerkinElmer Inc., FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc., Cubresa Inc.

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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 in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global medical imaging market report based on product, end-use, and region:

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

    • X-ray

      • By Modality

        • Radiography

        • Fluoroscopy

        • Mammography

      • By Technology

        • Digital Radiography

        • Computed Radiography

      • By Mobility

        • Stationary

        • Mobile

      • By End-use

        • Hospital

        • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

        • Others

    • Ultrasound

      • By Product

        • Diagnostic ultrasound devices

          • 2D

          • 3D/4D

          • Doppler

        • Therapeutic ultrasound devices

          • High-intensity focused ultrasound

          • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

      • By Portability

        • Handheld

        • Cart/Trolley Based

      • By Application

        • Ob/Gyn

        • Cardiology

        • Vascular

        • Orthopedics

        • General Imaging

      • By End-use

        • Hospital

        • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

        • Others

    • Computed Tomography

      • By Technology

        • High-end slice

        • Mid end slice

        • Low-end slice

        • Cone beam

      • By Application

        • Oncology

        • Neurology

        • Cardiology

        • Vascular

        • Musculoskeletal

        • Others

      • By End-use

        • Hospital

        • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

        • Others

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

      • By Architecture

        • Closed System

        • Open System

      • By Field Strength

        • Low Field Strength

        • Mid Field Strength

        • High Field Strength

      • By Application

        • Brain and neurological

        • Spine and musculoskeletal

        • Vascular

        • Abdomen

        • Cardiac

        • Breast

        • Other

      • By End-use

        • Hospital

        • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

        • Others

    • Nuclear Imaging

      • By Product

        • SPECT

          • Analog

          • Digital

            • Software

            • Equipment

        • PET

          • Analog

          • Digital

            • Software

            • Equipment

      • By Application

        • Oncology

        • Cardiology

        • Neurology

        • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals

    • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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