This report provides analysis of the global medical x-ray devices market in terms of product types, technology and geography. Provides estimates by value and volume for 6 geographies of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle-East & Africa. X-ray devices have been in use since time immemorial. It was first introduced in medical field in 1900’s several years after the discovery of X-rays and has been an integral part of the medical diagnostics in many medical application areas such as dental and orthopedics ever since. Today other emerging applications such as fluoroscopy and minimally invasive surgeries are also considered to have benefited from X-ray technology. The introduction of flat-panel detectors allowed the replacement of the image intensifier in fluoroscope design. Flat panel detectors have increased sensitivity to X-rays, and thus provide a reduced potential patient radiation dose. The global market for medical x-ray devices was valued at US$ 8,315.5 million in 2014.
- Advances in x-ray technology. High quality digital images presented by computed and digital radiography X-ray systems offering better diagnosis and reduced radiation exposures.
- Increasing adoption of teleradiology and remote patient monitoring.
- Expanding applications and increasing geriatric population. Rapidly aging population directly affects the patient pool serving the global X-ray devices market, as people over the age of 65 undergo X-ray examinations routinely
- Decreasing usage of radiation based imaging.
- Challenges due to intra-segment substitutes.
Product Types Covered In This Report:
Applications Market Covered In This Report:
- Analog X-ray Devices
- Computed Radiography Devices
- Digital Radiography Devices
- Agfa Healthcare
- GE Healthcare