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Global Digital X-Ray Systems Market 2016-2020

Global Digital X-Ray Systems Market 2016-2020

About Digital X-ray Systems

Digital X-ray systems consist of the same basic parts as analog X-ray systems such as X-ray sensors, amplifiers, image processing computers, and displays. The major difference is the presence of an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog image to a digital image with the help of detectors inside the system. Digital X-rays can be separated into direct and indirect conversions. The current digital X-ray technology can reduce the exposure of individuals to radiation, improve quality, eliminate cost, and help in the easy processing of images compared to traditional X-ray systems.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global digital X-ray systems market to grow at a CAGR of 13.19% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global digital X-ray systems market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of digital X-ray systems and consumables that include computed radiography (CR) readers and retrofit kits to hospitals, diagnostic centers, and research institutes.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Digital X-ray Systems Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Carestream
  • Fujifilm Medical Systems
  • GE Healthcare
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthcare
Other prominent vendors
  • ACTEON North America
  • Agfa HealthCare
  • Aribex
  • Canon USA
  • China Resources Holding Medical Equipment
  • Fujifilm Medical Systems
  • Hitachi
  • Hologic
  • Mekitec
  • Shimadzu
  • Toshiba Medical Systems
  • Trivitron Healthcare
  • Varian Medical Systems
Market driver
  • Growing importance of tele-imaging
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Financial and budget constraints for hospitals due to high equipment cost
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of portable digital X-ray systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Digital X-ray Systems Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global digital X-ray systems market: Carestream Health, Fujifilm Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Siemens Healthcare.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ACTEON North America, Agfa HealthCare, Aribex, Canon USA, China Resources Holding Medical Equipment, Fujifilm Medical Systems, Hitachi, Hologic, Mekitec, Shimadzu, Toshiba Medical Systems, Trivitron Healthcare, and Varian Medical Systems.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “emergence of portable digital X-ray systems is a key trend spurring this market’s growth. The market is witnessing a growing use of portable digital X-ray systems owing to its advantages such as low weight, easy mobility, and easy operability. The portable X-ray systems avoid the need of a technician to return to develop the X-ray, or physically transport it from one location to another. With the use of portable digital X-ray systems, the images can be sent from anywhere in the hospital reducing the time consumption. It also uses lower radiation doses and improves the quality of life. In addition, the handheld systems are increasingly used in emerging applications such as veterinary, medical, military, customs screening, and security checks. Further, the portable digital X-ray systems have huge potential, as the current adoption rate is around 15%. This means 85% of the customers are expected to transform from portable analog X-ray systems to portable digital X-ray systems in a near future.”

According to the report, growing importance of tele-imaging is one of the major drivers contributing to the growth of this market. The demand for digital X-ray systems is growing at a significant rate since the procedure form the basis of diagnosis and also the treatment of various medical conditions. Tele-imaging enables physicians to operate and interpret medical images in remote areas where the technology is hard to reach. The technology in tele-imaging has become advanced wherein the doctors/hospitals can share videos and images of ultrasound via internet using an IP camera and remote access software. This technology allows real-time teleradiology expertise in the presence of a junior sonographer or radiologist at the patient center. Tele-imaging reduces delays in patient care and requires minimum staff. The introduction of fully automated, versatile, and easy-to-use digital X-ray systems has led to significant expansion of teleradiology and tele-imaging in remote areas. Also, researchers are focusing on developing a low-cost tele-imaging platform by using inexpensive and readily available technology/equipment. This low-cost platform will further increase the adoption of tele-imaging in low- and middle-income countries, thereby increasing the demand for various imaging procedures such as digital X-rays.

Further, the report states that product recalls is one of the challenges the market is facing. The global digital X-ray market has witnessed major product recalls in the past few years. Product recalls occurring when there is a defect in the product that could affect or harm the consumer. An increasing number of such instances will hamper the reputation of the company in the market and hinders the growth of the market.

Companies Mentioned

Carestream Health, Fujifilm Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, ACTEON North America, Agfa HealthCare, Aribex, Canon USA, China Resources Holding Medical Equipment, Fujifilm Medical Systems, Hitachi, Hologic, Mekitec, Shimadzu, Toshiba Medical Systems, Trivitron Healthcare, Varian Medical Systems.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Comparison of analog and digital X-ray systems
    • Digital X-ray systems: An overview
      • Table Advantages of digital X-ray systems
      • Table Workflow of a DR system
      • Table Major unmet needs identified in global digital X-ray systems market
      • Table Growth forecast cycle of global digital X-ray systems market
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market analysis
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Opportunity analysis of global digital X-ray systems market
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by technology 2015 and 2020
    • DR
      • Table DR X-ray systems market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • CR
      • Table CR X-ray systems market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by technology 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by technology 2015-2020 (%)
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by product type 2015-2020
    • Stationary digital X-ray systems
      • Table Examples of stationary digital X-ray systems
      • Table Stationary digital X-ray systems market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Portable digital X-ray systems
      • Table Cost analysis of portable digital X-ray systems and portable analog X-ray systems ($ millions)
      • Table Examples of portable digital X-ray systems
      • Table Examples of mobile/handheld digital X-ray systems
      • Table Portable digital X-ray systems market by 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems by product type 2015-2020($ billions)
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by product type 2015-2020 (%)
  • Market egmentation by end-user
    • Diagnostic centers
    • Hospitals
    • Research centers
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Interventional X-ray
    • Mammography
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Dental X-ray
    • General radiography
    • Veterinary X-ray
    • Mobile C-arm
      • Table Market segmentation by application
      • Table Share of unit shipments of digital and analog X-ray systems in 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Revenue/growth outlook in different regions/countries
    • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by geography 2015
    • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by geography 2015 and 2020
    • Digital X-ray systems market in Americas
      • Table Digital X-ray systems market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Digital X-ray systems market in EMEA
      • Table Digital X-ray systems market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Digital X-ray systems market in APAC
      • Table Digital X-ray systems market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market by geography 2015-2020 (%)
  • Market drivers
    • Upgrading of analog X-ray radiography to DR
      • Table List of the hospitals that upgraded from analog to digital X-ray systems 2016
    • Wide-ranging applications of DR
    • Growing importance of tele-imaging
    • Increased need for early diagnosis and preventive medicine
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  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Financial and budget constraints for hospitals due to high equipment cost
    • Product recalls
      • Table Major product recalls
    • Presence of alternative imaging procedures
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Reduction in reimbursements for film-based X-rays and CR
    • Strategic acquisitions
      • Table Major acquisitions in the global digital X-ray systems market 2015 and 2016
    • New product launches coupled with technological advances
      • Table Product launches in the global digital X-ray systems market 2015 and 2016
    • Emergence of portable digital X-ray systems
      • Table Examples of portable digital X-ray systems
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Core competitive advantages of vendors
      • Table Global digital X-ray systems market: Competitive landscape 2015
    • Market share analysis 2015
      • Table Market share analysis 2015
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Carestream Health
      • Table Carestream: Business segments
      • Table Carestream Health: Metrics analysis
    • Fujifilm Medical Systems
      • Table Fujifilm Medical Systems: Business segments
      • Table Fujifilm Medical Systems: Metrics analysis
    • GE Healthcare
      • Table GE Healthcare: Metrics analysis
    • Philips Healthcare
      • Table Philips Healthcare: Metrics analysis
    • Siemens Healthcare
      • Table Siemens: Business segments
      • Table Siemens: Healthcare segment revenue ($ billions)
      • Table Siemens Healthcare: Metrics analysis
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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