The global x-ray device market is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the forecast period. X-ray is a kind of electromagnetic ionizing radiation which is applied to a wide variety of industries. The global x-ray devices market institute the highest share of the diagnostic imaging market in the medical industry. The digital x-ray systems service a filmless photography. It makes use of a digital flat panel detector which takes images and then shows them on the screen of a computer system.
At present, there are two types of sensors which include direct flat panel detectors and indirect flat panel detectors. There are various benefits of these digital systems such as excellent image quality at a lesser dose of radiation operators as well as patients, flexibility to transfer images via various online tools, computer-aided detection, economical model cost, and eliminating the use of chemicals used for developing films.
Other factors driving the market growth include the increase in geriatric population, changing lifestyles, growing occurrences of orthopedic & cancer diseases, and development of technology. Like other diagnostic imaging devices, the demand for mobile and portable x-ray devices has seen a sharp rise over the past few years, and this will endure in the future owing to its handiness in use.
Additionally, accessibility of a vast number of industry participants in the global x-ray device market has given rise to a constant evolvement of innovative technologies to enhance their quality of the image. These enhanced imaging techniques continue to progress with developments in image quality, proficiencies in workflow, and dose reduction techniques. The global x-ray devices market technology has transformed to digital imaging from analog imaging. These x-ray devices are widely applied in the therapeutic as well as diagnostic areas of cardiovascular, chest, and cancer diseases.
The global x-ray device market is segmented into stationary and portable product types. The market is also segmented based on technologies into computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and analog. The DR market is further segmented into high-density line scan solid state detector and flat panel detector (FPD). The global x-ray devices market is also classified by application usage into tumor/cancers, pneumonia, dental, orthopedic damage, and cardiovascular diseases. According to the usage by anatomy, the market is segmented into abdominal, real-time imaging, chest, and dental. This market is also classified into source technology such as rotating anodes and fix anodes. They are further segmented into high energy tubes and low energy tubes utilized in the systems.
The global x-ray device market has been witnessing a change in its dynamics. The consumer’s focus is gradually shifting from the stationary x-ray and conventional analog to portable or mobile x-ray devices. The launch of reformatory developments in the global healthcare facilities and the growing implementation of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) in various countries in Europe and the U.S. is expected to benefit the overall market growth.
Previous trends of the global x-ray devices market specify that along with the factor of technologically advanced products, the image quality factor is a vital criterion for purchasing as because it connects directly with the quality of diagnosis. price is a significant aspect to be taken into account. Also, developing nations of Europe have in recent times gone through an economic depression, which may have a significant impact on the overall prices of the market.
The cost of routine check-up which includes x-ray imaging, exhaustive disease testing, and blood testing is still costly in many countries as a result of which x-rays are done mostly post-symptomatic incidents. Sturdy reimbursement for x-ray scans in a wide range of medical insurance options in the emerging nations including China, South Africa, India, and Brazil has steered comfort to geriatrics who utilized the routine scans the maximum.
Some of the major companies functioning in the global x-ray device market include Philips Healthcare, Varian Medical Systems, Fujifilm Holdings, Toshiba Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Shimadzu Corporation, Siemens Healthcare, Hitachi, Agfa Healthcare, Planmed, Bennett, MinXRay, Hologic, Carestream, Kubtec, Source Ray, Inc., RMS India, Decorin, and Aribex.
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