GVR Report cover Radiology Positioning Aids Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Radiology Positioning Aids Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Product, By End Use (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Diagnostic Imaging Centers), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2026

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-304-1
  • Number of Report Pages: 120
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2015 - 2017
  • Forecast Period: 2019 - 2025 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global radiology positioning aids market size was estimated at USD 231.8 million in 2018 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.7% by 2026. Increasing usage of radiology devices for diagnosis of cancer, tumor, digestive issues, and infections is expected to drive product demand. In addition, development of devices with different shapes and materials is creating multiple opportunities for new entrants in this market.

North America radiology positioning aids Market size

Development of advanced radiology positioning devices such as child immobilizers and specialty blocks helps in minimizing errors during radiology procedures, thus, saving a significant amount of wait time. These devices are available in various shapes and sizes and are recommended as per patient’s comfort and needs.

For instance, bariatric positioning sponges are considered efficient for bariatric and athletic patient positioning as they are made of high density material, which increases its durability. Therefore, development of such advanced products with respect to patient comfort is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

North America has been experiencing a rise in geriatric population that are prone to multiple conditions such as bone fractures, tumors, and other age-related disorders. The rising prevalence of such conditions is expected to drive the adoption of radiology for diagnosis and is expected to boost market growth. Increasing development and adoption of advanced products in this region is anticipated to propel the overall market.

Type Insights

The wedge x-ray segment is anticipated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. These devices come with a polyurethane coat, which is resistant to blood, Betadine, barium, alcohol, oils, and other fluids. Wedge x-ray positioning devices are now available with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Hence, these devices are widely preferred for body positioning for radiology, CT, ultrasound, and other imaging exams.

Block x-ray devices held the dominant share in 2018 largely due to the comfort they provide to patients. The shape of these device provides comfort and are also used for effectively performing radiology and other diagnosis. The devices can be used for positioning knee, head, neck, and other body parts during the process of radiology. These products are widely accepted in different regions and are expected to grow during the forecast period.

The others segment includes rectangle, circle, and other shaped devices. These devices are expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. The gradual growth of this segment is attributed to their affordable cost. The presence of cost-effective products in the market is anticipated to boost overall market growth.

Product Insights

The head, neck, and brain segment dominated the radiology positioning aids market in 2018 and is expected to witness swift growth during the forecast period. Growth of this segment is associated with the increasing geriatric population that are prone to developing these disorders and requires proper diagnosis. Therefore, growing patient pool and increasing demand for diagnosis is expected to drive the segment.

Tables that are used as a radiology positioning device are designed with special focus on patient comfort. These specially designed tables are widely adopted by hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and diagnostic imaging centers for the purpose of patient positioning during radiology processes. Moreover, these tables are easily available in the market at an affordable cost and are effective in carrying out proper diagnosis.

Thorax and breast are identified as lucrative segments. Significant growth of the segment is largely due to rising prevalence of thorax- and breast-related disorders. Growing prevalence of the disease demands early diagnosis and this is expected to drive the segment.

Pediatric positioning aids are expected to grow at the fastest rate during the study period. Growth of this segment can be attributed to increasing number of reported cases of fractures, arthritis, and bone cancer among the pediatric population. Demand for pediatric radiology positioning devices is on the rise as these devices provide maximum comfort to patients and conduct an efficient diagnosis to come up with effective treatment. Major market players are coming up with pediatric related aids in order to strengthen their product portfolio.

End-use Insights

Hospitals dominated the market in 2018 and are expected to witness moderate growth during the forecast period. Segment growth is attributed to rising adoption of radiology positioning aids in hospitals. Many market participants are forming alliances with suppliers for distributing these products. These alliances are anticipated to increase the reach of these products to different end-users and increase their adoption.

Radiology positioning aids Market share

Ambulatory surgical centers are identified as the fastest growing segment over the forecast period. Growth of this segment is associated with cost-efficient services, advanced workforce, supplies, and equipment when compared to other settings such as hospitals. Diagnostic imaging centers are gradually adopting these devices. Gradual development of these diagnostic imaging centers in different regions and high product adoption in these centers for early diagnosis is expected to drive the market.

Regional Insights

North America captured the largest share in 2018. Presence of a large number of global players, frequent product launches, and growing adoption of advanced products for effective diagnosis and patient comfort are expected to play an important role in this region’s growth.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for advanced imaging and increasing presence of local market players in China, India, and South Korea are anticipated to drive the regional market.

Thailand, India, and Malaysia are experiencing steep rise in number of medical facilities such as imaging centers and ambulatory surgical centers. This is attributed to increasing healthcare expenditure and expanding distribution network by global players.

Radiology Positioning Aids Market Share Insights

Key players profiled in the market include AADCO Medical, Inc.; Bionix Radiation Therapy; CIVCO Radiotherapy; Clear Image Devices; Elekta AB; IZI Medical Products; Klarity Medical Products; Varian Medical Systems, Inc.; and VERTEC LTD.

Gradual product approval by regulatory bodies such as the U.S. FDA and growing alliances between players and suppliers for distribution are key initiatives undertaken by market participants. Moreover, development of technologically advanced products, such as pediatric radiology positioning devices, is expected to propel the overall market.

Radiology Positioning Aids Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 256.3 million

Revenue forecast in 2026

USD 359.1 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.7% from 2019 to 2026

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2026

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2026

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, 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; Thailand; South Korea Mexico; Brazil; Colombia; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

AADCO Medical, Inc.; Bionix Radiation Therapy; CIVCO Radiotherapy; Clear Image Devices; Elekta AB; IZI Medical Products; Klarity Medical Products; Varian Medical Systems, Inc.; VERTEC LTD.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global radiology positioning aids market report on the basis of type, product, end-use, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Wedge X-ray

    • Block X-ray

    • Others

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Head, Neck, and Brain Positioning Devices

    • Thorax and Breast Positioning Devices

    • Tables

    • Pediatric

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

    • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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