Digital Radiography Market in Germany, Forecast to 2021
A Frost & Sullivan perspective of the European Congress Radiology (ECR) - 2017 has also been covered in this research, which highlights some of the major DR systems launched in the tradeshow event. Highlights on new system features and new offerings have also been covered based on the manufacturers’ display in the event.
The Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action section enlists the key roles that can be taken up by companies for higher market growth. Key companies listed in this research study include: GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Agfa, Fujifilm, Canon, and Shimadzu.
The scope of the research study revolves around digital radiography (DR), which is a technology that digitizes diagnostic X-ray images. The study aims to analyze and forecast the DR market in Germany, featuring 3 segments: retro-fit DR systems, mobile DR systems, and turnkey DR suites.
Recent regulations by Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection, emphasizing 20% reduction in diagnostic reference levels (DRLs), are expected to accelerate the phasing out of aging equipment in the market in the next 5 years.
The transition from film-based systems to film-less systems has triggered improved workflow and better image quality, productivity, efficiency, and accuracy in X-ray diagnosis. This, in turn, has supported the increase in adoption of DR systems in Germany.
Furthermore, workflow optimization, coupled with improved image quality at reduced radiation dose and 20–30% faster procedure time, has empowered the shift from computed radiography (CR) to DR.
Low-dose acquisition techniques open up the DR market expansion in departments such as point-of-care sites, neo-natal intensive care units (NICUs), and ICUs.
Enhancements in the clinical value of the picture archiving and communications system (PACS), such as the ability to make digital images accessible anywhere throughout the digital network, are fueling the growth of DR. Additionally, the decline in PACS pricing acts as a primary driver for the growth of the DR market.
The research also indicates the key end-user departments for DR X-ray utilization and emerging end-user departments for DR.
Market measurements have been analyzed for the year 2017, with the historic period as 2016, and forecast up to 2021. Revenue and year-on-year (YoY) growth rates have been provided for the total DR market in Germany. Pricing analysis by market segments for the base year has also been provided. Unit shipment and market revenue forecasts have been provided in the study, along with relevant discussions.
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