- An X-ray device creates radiations used for interventional and diagnostic purposes. Introduction of digital and portable x-ray devices to meet the increasing demand for point of care diagnostics and home healthcare is the substantial trend breakdown in the market. A computed tomography system utilizes X-ray to attain tomographic images of objective areas. CT scan devices play an important role in directing biopsy procedures and diagnosing cancer.
Introduction of high resolution CT scan equipment and rising implementation of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) will aid overall portable x-ray and CT scan devices market to grow. The portable x-ray devices market contributed total share of over USD 3,067 million in 2012. On the other hand, the worldwide CT scan devices market is anticipated to cross over CAGR over 8.0% during 2013 to 2020.
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The market was subjugated by mobile x-ray devices market in 2012 due to rising requirement for bedside imaging and base of geriatric population expansion base of stationary patients. Furthermore, demand of x-ray is mounting due to subsequent introduction of products like NOMAD Pro by Aribex. Although, its market share is expected to decline by 2020 due to rising demand for user friendly x-ray devices mainly in dentistry.
Contributing market share of over 39.3% in 2012, the computed radiography based portable x-ray devices led the market. These devices are user friendly and involves minimum re-training of radiologist. Furthermore, usage of low-priced high mass line scan solid state detection and faster image acquisition rates will drive the market. The worldwide computed radiography systems market accounted over USD 1,200 million in 2012.
North America led portable x-ray and CT scan devices market in 2011. This region contributed over 30% of the market share. Also, growing demand in hospital and clinic settings is expected to propel the market. Even though, Asia Pacific is anticipated to go through highest CAGR over 10 % till 2020.Existence of high unmet medical needs in regions like India, Japan and China will boost Asia Pacific market. Also, augmenting geriatric population in the region will drive the market further.
In 2012, Philips healthcare dominated the worldwide market contributing over 17% of the share. Furthermore; introduction of Practix 360 which is moveable x-ray device and is 30% lighter than conventional portable x-ray machines is expected to boost the market growth.
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