2D X-Ray Equipment: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH26191664 | 704 Pages | 240 Tables and Figures | 2015
  • Key Topics
  • Healthcare X-Ray
  • X-Ray Technology
  • X-Ray Equipment
  • Radiography
  • High-Density Line-Scan XRay
  • Solid State Detection X-Ray
  • Platform Based X-Ray
  • Digital X-Ray Systems
  • Flat Panel Detection Based
  • Digital X-Ray Systems
  • X-Ray Digital Workflow
  • Dose Reduction in Women's
  • Health
  • X-ray Equipment Retrofit
  • Upgrade Kits
  • Portable Mobile X-Ray
  • Sports Medicine Portable XRay
  • Units
  • Rising Prevalence Of
  • Diseases Requiring X-Ray
  • Global Reach Of Diagnostic
  • X-Ray Solutions
  • X-ray Chest and Vascular
  • Imaging
  • Cath Lab
  • Angiogram X-Ray Test
  • X-Ray Mammography
  • Imaging
  • General Radiology, Flat Panel
  • X-Ray
  • General Radiography X-ray
  • Equipment
  • Phase-Contrast X-ray
  • Imaging
  • Mobile C-arm Surgical X-ray
  • Mobile C-arm X-ray Systems
  • Maneuverability
  • Interventional Radiology:
  • Fluoroscopy Suites
  • Viewing Passage Of A
  • Contrast Agent: Fluoroscopy
  • X-ray detectors market size
  • Price Points for Digital X-ray
  • Equipment
  • Ray Equipment
  • Demographics Analysis
  • Move to replace all analog systems with new digital ones
  • More than half of installed base is still analog
  • Improved image quality, diagnostics and therapeutics

Market Opportunity

  • Aging of the population needing more diagnosis
  • Increase in incidence of disease needing more diagnosis
  • Patients demand less radiation, more than half of all cancers due to medical radiation exposure

Market Challenges

  • Find attractive price points for digital 2-D X-ray units
  • Achieve global marketing presence
  • Achieve competitive advantage in a mature market where vendors have well defined customer bases

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (February 23, 2015) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study 2-D X-Ray Equipment: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021.  The 2015 study has 256 pages, 109 tables and figures.  Worldwide 2-D X-Ray equipment markets are increasingly diversified, poised to achieve significant growth as new technology breathes new life into a saturated market, forcing every facility to upgrade its existing x-ray equipment to have digital and therapeutic capability.  

Any hospital that wishes to remain competitive needs to invest in new 2-D x-ray equipment.  As patients become more conscious of the risks associated with radiation doses. They increasingly demand the lowest dose available and will shop around until they find a hospital that suits their needs.  Clinicians and providers are the same way.

Worldwide digital X-ray applications are implemented with different technologies.  Portability has become a major market factor.   Products are customized to fit the needs of the clinician end user.  Price and geography play a major part in the market.  They are positioned in the market by application.  Growth is anticipated based on technological advances, government investment, aging population, increase in disease prevalence, and the increasing competition from larger numbers of systems being approved.  X-Ray technology is far less expensive and results in as much as 400 times less dosage to the patient than a CT scan.

As hospital budgets remain constrained, hospital administrators prefer the workflow improvements brought by modern digital x-ray equipment.  The high capital cost of MRI and CT scans work against further investment in those technologies.  There is a significant installed base, the large capital outlays for MRI and CT have been made, so now the issue becomes efficacy and radiation dose to the patient.  
Imaging equipment investment works in favor of modern digital x-ray equipment that offers significant workflow improvements and significantly more clear images.   

Maximizing patient care by lowering the radiation dose and minimizing cost-of-ownership in working in favor of further investment in x-ray equipment.   By improving workflow, modern digital x-ray systems improve the quality of care delivery.  

Many studies show that the CT equipment and MRI equipment is over used.  Insurers are beginning to clamp down on this further driving investment in X-Ray equipment.  

There is a rising prevalence of X-ray equipment target diseases   This is directly attributable to the aging of the population.   Mobile equipment is able to improve workflow and decrease the waste in healthcare delivery.   

Continuous advances in technology are driving the growth of the digital X-ray market.  Innovative devices are based on software and new materials.   There is an uptick in procedures for an aging and increasingly unhealthy population.  This is coupled with an increasing demand for minimally invasive surgery,  spurring adoption of diagnostic systems.

The market for diagnostic imaging and informatics is changing as pathology and point of care diagnostics provide far more insight into patient condition than has been able previously.  Vendors position in the x-ray market by combining a unique portfolio to create complete and integrated solutions for definitive diagnosis.  

Improvements in diagnostics achieved with new x-ray technology are anticipated to have huge impact on healthcare quality and cost.  Vendors are positioned to create a stronger competitive position for their care services delivery clients.  

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the study, “2D imaging devices include those used in cardiac x-ray, cath lab, angioplasty, mammogram, general radiology, portable x-ray, surgical c-arm, fluoroscopy suites X-ray equipment by sectors.   Mammography and interventional radiology are among the growth segments in the market.  Portable devices are gaining favor in many clinical areas."

Consideration of the 2-D X-Ray market forecasts indicates that markets at $5 billion in 2014 will reach $16.9 billion by 2021.  Growth comes as the aging of the population increases demand for diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, as the major underdeveloped regions, particularly China build out improved health care facilities, and as improved diagnostics and therapeutics available from the 2-D x-ray equipment create increased demand from clinicians for modern equipment.

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • Philips Healthcare Siemens
  • GE Healthcare Shimadzu
  • Varian Canon
  • AGFA Toshiba Medical Systems
  • China Resources Hitachi Medical
  • Hologic Onex / Carestream Health
  • FujiMedical systems
Market Participants
  • 20/20 Imaging
  • Agfa Healthcare
  • Allengers Medical Systems
  • Analogic Corp.
  • Aribex
  • Biolase Technology
  • Canon
  • China Resources Wandong
  • Medical Equipment
  • CMT Medical Technologies
  • EOS Imaging
  • Fujifilm Holdings
  • GE Healthcare
  • General Medical Merate
  • Hitachi Medical
  • Hologic
  • Hudson Digital Systems’
  • Imaging Dynamics Company,
  • Ltd. (IDC)
  • InfiMed Inc.
  • Integrated Digital IDC
  • Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd.
  • MinXray Inc.
  • Mindray Medical
  • Neusoft Medical
  • Onex / Carestream Health
  • Pegasus Software
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Parascript LLC
  • Planmeca Oy
  • Radlink Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Sectra AB
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Sirona Dental Inc.
  • Sodium Dental X-ray Sensor
  • Repair
  • Swissray International
  • Toshiba Medical Systems
  • Trixell: Parent Companies,
  • Thales, Philips, and Siemens
  • Healthcare
  • United Radiology Systems, Inc.
  • Varian Medical Systems
  • VuComp Inc.
  • Ziehm

Report Methodology

This is the 619th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Author

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH26191664 | 704 Pages | 240 Tables and Figures | 2015