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:
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.
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.
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