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X-Ray and Digital X-Ray: World Market Analysis, Forecasts to 2018

X-Ray: World Market Analysis

Medical imaging has led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions in children and adults. There are many types of medical imaging procedures, each of which uses different technologies and techniques. Medical radiography (conventional x-ray, including mammography) is a term that covers several types of studies that require the visualization of the internal parts of the body using x-ray techniques.

This report, X-Ray: World Market Analysis, analyzes the current and potential world market for medical x-ray imaging systems. This report generally forecasts future growth to 2018. Market segments covered include the world, U.S., European, BRIC, and Japanese markets.

More than 240 million x-ray procedures are performed annually at hospitals and in doctors’ offices in the U.S. Chest x-rays are the most commonly performed diagnostic x-ray examination, followed by abdomen, extremity and spinal scans. Film-based x-ray systems, which had a significant share of the market until the mid-2000s, have been largely replaced by digital systems. In the U.S., the digital x-ray market segment has overtaken film x-ray systems in terms of system revenue.

The report provides current market size based on revenues to manufacturers of x-ray imaging systems, as well as forecasts of future revenues. This report also reviews the nature and direction of research, and gives insight into some issues facing manufacturers and vendors. The report profiles several companies, including large companies that have made names for themselves in the field, as well as smaller firms with market niches. The companies profiled include:

  • AFP Imaging Corp.
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Analogic Corp.
  • Biolase Technology
  • Biospace Med (Eos Imaging)
  • Canon Inc.
  • Carestream Health Inc.
  • CMT Medical Technologies Ltd.
  • Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
  • Hologic Inc.
  • Imaging Dynamics Co. Ltd.
  • Imix Holding (Arcoma)
  • InfiMed Inc.
  • Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd.
  • MinXray Inc.
  • Parascript LLC
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Planmeca Oy
  • R2 Technology
  • Radlink Inc.
  • Sectra AB
  • Shimadzu Corp.
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Sirona Dental Inc.
  • Swissray Medical AG
  • Toshiba America Medical Systems
  • Trixell
  • Varian Medical Systems
  • VuComp Inc.
Market forecasts are based on an examination of current market conditions and on investigations into the development of new products by key companies. The market data are generated into multiple year forecasts, based on interviews with executives in the field and analyses. The information presented in this report is the result of data gathered from company product literature and other corporate brochures and documents, as well as information found in the scientific and trade press. In addition, interviews were conducted with company executives and researchers. Specifically excluded from this report is a detailed discussion of the Mammography market. See Kalorama's Medical Imaging Systems Market report for this.


  • Executive Summary
    • OVERVIEW
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
  • Trends
    • EXPLORING ASIANMARKETS
    • RESPONDING TO THE ARRA
    • MOVING TO THE CLOUD
  • Market Analysis
    • ADVANCES IN MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
    • STRONG NEED
    • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
    • THEMARKET
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Equipment, 2013-2018
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018, by Geographic Segment
        • Table World Market for Digital Medical X-Ray Equipment, 2013-2018
        • Table World Market for Digital Medical X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018, by Geographic Segment
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Film, 2013-2018
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Film 2013-2018, by Geographic Segment
        • Table Key Players' Percentage Share - Worldwide Medical X-Ray Equipment Market, 2013
    • WHAT'S SPURRING DEMAND
      • New Technology
      • Aging Population
  • Key Corporate Profiles
    • AFP IMAGING CORP.
    • AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    • ANALOGIC CORP.
    • BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY
    • BIOSPACE MED (EOS IMAGING)
    • CANON INC.
    • CARESTREAM HEALTH INC.
    • CMTMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    • FUJIFILM MEDICAL SYSTEMS USA INC.
    • GE HEALTHCARE
    • HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA INC.
    • HOLOGIC INC.
    • IMAGING DYNAMICS CO. LTD.
    • IMIXHOLDING (ARCOMA)
    • INFIMED INC.
    • LODOX SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD.
    • MINXRAY INC.
    • PARASCRIPT LLC
    • PHILIPS HEALTHCARE
    • PLANMECA OY
    • R2 TECHNOLOGY
    • RADLINK INC.
    • SECTRA AB
    • SHIMADZU CORP.
    • SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
    • SIRONA DENTAL INC.
    • SWISSRAYMEDICAL AG
    • TOSHIBA AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS
    • TRIXELL
    • VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS
    • VUCOMP INC.

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