Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn – Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms market, being mature in most of the developed markets, is expected to be driven by factors, mainly stemming from the greater versatility as well as convenience offered by these equipment when compared to the other recent, cutting-edge equipment, including CT and MRI. In the developed geographies, near-total penetration of fluoroscopy equipment is predicted to be the primary cause for feeble sales growth being forecast, with replacement sales dominating the market in these regions. Meanwhile, in the developing regions, more optimistic sales are expected on account of the greater interest in healthcare being expressed by the governments and citizens of these regions. In addition, the introduction of highly advanced fluoroscopy and mobile C-arms systems, which provides enhanced image resolution along with radiation dose reduction, is also expected to trigger demand as the global economy improves.
Moreover, the market is also witnessing a surge of multimodality systems and equipment, with additional features, which are also expected to boost the market in coming years. Also, with bariatric and geriatric patients comprising a large chunk of the user-base, manufacturers are increasingly customizing their machines to afford more convenience to these patients in terms of weight-resistance and height-adjustability, among other features. In concise, the future demand for fluoroscopy and mobile c-arms devices is expected to be controlled by two factors, especially in the developed regions – need for additional capacity and obsolescence. While obsolescence triggers the need for replacements, rising need for increased patient throughput exerts pressure on existing capacity thus providing a business case for new equipment purchases in a non-replacement scenario.
The global Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms market is led by the US in terms of both value and unit sales, followed by Europe in terms of value sales and Asia-Pacific in terms of unit sales, as stated by the new market research report on Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms. Key growth drivers of the fluoroscopy and mobile c-arms equipment market include increasing prevalence of diseases, including obesity related health issues; development of new products with technological innovations; increased replacement of older equipment with new digital breakthrough equipment; and strong growth in the developing markets, including the Asia-Pacific region. Growth in future is expected to emanate more from developing regions of the world, owing to the increased adoption of innovative devices in these regions.
Of the two segments, Fluoroscopy constitutes the largest segment, accounting for a major share of the overall Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms market in terms of value sales. With the introduction of novel and technologically advanced products, including digital and high-end equipment, the Mobile C-Arms market is expected to register faster growth in the coming years. Technological advancements in terms of hardware, including sources, detectors, tubes as well as software, have immensely contributed towards enhancing cost-effectiveness, efficiency as well as user-friendliness of x-ray systems, including mobile-C-arms. For instance, the new generation FPD (flat panel detector) and DR (digital radiography) technology is expected to effectively check the market share loss of fluoroscopy procedures to CT scans. In addition, technological evolutions are also expected to find novel applications, thereby creating new markets for advanced X-ray imaging systems, involving fluoroscopy.
Meanwhile, growth of the Full-size C-Arms market is facing limitations, due chiefly to the mature market conditions in the developed markets, with widely installed equipment and growing competition from advanced CT and MRI systems, which provide high accuracy and finest details. In addition, a large chunk of smaller low-volume diagnostic centers are expected to continue with existing equipment, owing to the inability to invest more for advanced equipment in a difficult economic scenario.
The global Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms market is characterized by intense competition, with few players holding a major share of the market. The market is principally driven by innovative technological developments and is characterized by ever-changing technological advancements, with key players engaged in hectic and cost intensive R&D operations, to develop affordable and multi-functional equipment. Apart from the wide ranging R&D activity, production and marketing competence also form key components in enhancing the market position of a company worldwide. Four major players, GE Healthcare, Ziehm Imaging GmbH, Philips Healthcare, and Siemens Healthcare lead the global Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms market. Other players include Hologic Inc., OrthoScan, Inc., Shimadzu Medical Systems, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., among others.
The research report titled “Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms market, impact of the recent economic recession and the ongoing Euro-zone crisis on the market, current market trends, future prospects, key growth drivers, issues and concerns, select Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms equipment models available in the market, market share data of leading manufacturers, new product launches, strategic corporate deals, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants. The report analyzes market data and analytics in terms of dollars and units for the period 2010 through 2018 for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Key segments analyzed include Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms (Full-size C-Arms and Mini C-arms). Also, a six-year (2004-2009) historic analysis is provided for an additional perspective.
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