Increased Orthopaedic Ailments Worldwide to Drive Growth of Digital Radiology Market
The surge in orthopaedic disorders, cancers, the increasing number of serious injuries necessitates use of radiological diagnosis. Digital radiology is fast gaining market traction due to the advantages of digital X-ray systems over conventional X-rays, technological improvements, and product development. The key factor driving demand for digital radiology devices will be a rapid rise in the frequency of musculoskeletal illnesses and orthopaedic injuries that cause limited mobility, and terrible physical pain. The increase in the number of orthopaedic care surgeries, rising knee replacement procedures, growing athletic surgery requirements, and rise in back pains will further propel digital radiology market prospects. According to NCBI, a total of 99,333 major orthopaedic procedures took place in 2020. Such a vast number of procedures will force the need for advanced digital radiology in the coming years.
The growing number of orthopaedic surgeries and injuries due to lower bone density and other bone disorders such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis are seen increasing tremendously. According to International Osteoporosis Foundation, a total of 8.9 million fractures occurs annually due to osteoporosis, with osteoporosis affecting approximately 6.3% of men over the age of 50 and 21.2% of women over the same age range globally. This global increase in the number of orthopaedic disorders, and the need for early detection of the impairment, will boost the digital radiology market in the coming years.
Portable X-ray Devices Dominated the Market due to their Ready Availability
Portable X-ray devices are expected to grow significantly over the projected period. Advanced technology, increasing number of patients with chronic conditions, increasing geriatric population, and rising awareness about the availability of portable systems are the primary reasons driving the expansion of compact systems. Additionally, the portable X-ray machine has the ability to transcend geographical limitations and aid patients in life-threatening situations who require prompt care wherever they are, possibly requiring an on-the-spot diagnosis. Thus, portable X-ray equipment plays an important role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients at their bedsides, without the need for the patient to be transferred to the X-ray room. The increasing number of product launches for portable X-ray machines drives the expansion of the digital radiology market.
North America Acquired Highest Share due to Advanced Healthcare Infrastructure
The increasing adoption of advanced technology in healthcare systems, as well as the growing burden of chronic diseases in the region, are the primary drivers driving the digital radiology devices market in North America. The growing elderly population, as well as changing lifestyles and dietary habits, are major drivers driving the growth of the radiology services market. Furthermore, rising public awareness, increased acceptance in the medical fraternity, developments in healthcare infrastructure, and the emergence of innovative thin client 3D viewers all contribute toward the overall growth of digital radiology market.
Within North America, the United States dominates the market and is likely to continue to do so over the forecast period. The transition from traditional imaging methods to digital imaging is happening quickly, and it is predicted to become the most extensively used imaging modality in the United States. According to Arthritis Foundation data updated in October 2021, 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis, which most typically affects women between the ages of 30 and 60. The rising prevalence of these chronic diseases increases the necessity for precise diagnosis and treatment plans by healthcare providers. As a result, the studied market in North America is growing.
The Asia Pacific is predicted to expand in the worldwide digital radiography market, owing to rising healthcare expenditures in the region to provide appropriate and high-quality healthcare services. An expanding ageing population, especially in Japan, are driving expansion of digital radiology market in Asia Pacific, as are rising disposable incomes, which make current technology more affordable, the rising prevalence of target diseases, and favourable government efforts. Such characteristics serve to propel demand for digital imaging systems in this region and attract foreign investments and partnerships. Moreover, a growing number of orthopaedic surgeries due to an increase in bone diseases will further propel the growth of the digital radiology market in the region. According to International Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 50 percent of hip fractures in Asia will be the result of osteoporosis, with 60 percent of incidence occurring in China. Therefore, the aforementioned factors will spur the growth of digital radiology market in the region.
Global Digital Radiology Market: Competitive Landscape
In January 2021, Mireye Imaging Inc. (Mireye) debuted AI-powered software for X-ray patient positioning. This intelligent imaging technology automates the patient positioning procedure for X-ray exams, eliminating the need for manual measurements and body component alignment. For instance, in September 2021, The Definium Tempo, a new stationery, overhead tube suspension (OTS) digital X-ray system from GE Healthcare, is designed to be a "personal assistant" to radiologists and techs, utilizing automation to reduce workflow hassles and help radiology departments provide the best patient care possible.
Few of the players in the digital radiology market include Siemens Healthineers (Germany), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands), GE Healthcare (US), Carestream Health (US), FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (Japan), Canon, Inc. (Japan), Shimadzu Corporation (Japan), Hologic Inc. (US), Samsung Medison (South Korea), Agfa-Gevaert Group (Belgium), Konica Minolta (Japan), Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co. (China), Varex Imaging Corporation (US), MinXray, Inc. (US), and ACTEON (France), among others.
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