The global digital X-ray systems market was valued at USD 11.74 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.45% during the forecast period 2021 to 2026, due to the rising number of cancer patients and increasing cases of orthopedic diseases/tumors, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), pneumonia, and dental disorders, among others.
The increase in the number of these diseases and requirement for their early detection is driving the growth of the global digital X-ray systems market. These are the latest findings of Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland), a market research and consulting company.
Additionally, the growing number of road accidents, incidences of injuries & falls, among others is further expected to fuel market growth. Benefits such as lesser radiation exposure, cost effectiveness, and easy accessibility, among others associated with digital X-ray systems are also expected to fuel market growth. Moreover, increasing awareness of regular health check-ups and changing lifestyle of the population is expected to contribute to market growth. Besides, technological advancements such as the development of AI-based X-ray systems and robotic advanced X-ray devices are further expected to create lucrative opportunities for market growth.
Based on technology, the direct radiography segment dominated the digital X-ray systems market with a share of 56.28% in 2020. This can be attributed to the wide range of benefits associated with these systems, including superior quality of captured images with high precision, lesser radiation exposure to patients and X-ray system handlers, better contrast detectability, and flexibility in image management, among others. Additionally, direct radiography provides improved patient throughput at low operational costs, effective dynamic range and better medical evaluation.
Based on modality, the mobile X-ray systems segment dominates the digital X-ray systems market as mobile models of X-ray systems enjoy greater preference for their easier mobility and efficient functioning. Moreover, they are lightweight and make radio-imaging much easier. Also, these systems are efficient in reducing the radiation level, thus keeping patients and experts safe from the prolonged effect of radiations.
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