Global X-Ray Films, Chemicals, and Processors Market to Reach US$5.5 Billion by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on X-Ray Films, Chemicals, and Processors markets. The global x-ray films, chemicals, and processors market is forecast to reach US$5.5 billion by the year 2015. Despite new digital technologies, x-ray film continues to record growth derived from the traditional use in general radiography and mammography applications. Cost control, coupled with a shift towards digitization, exerted a significant impact on the x-ray film market. However, the overall x-ray film market is expected to post gains over the next few years, driven by its use for non-diagnostic referrals rather than for diagnosis, and technological developments.

X-Ray Films, Chemicals, and Processors: A Global Strategic Business Report

The X-ray market has been witnessing a transition to Digital Radiography (or digital X-rays), away from traditional X-rays. Computerized radiography made a promising start. However, the technology lost ground to the digital radiography, as the latter promises to produce images with superior quality at enhanced speeds. Introduced in the 1990s, digital radiography technology marked the beginning of developing a fully integrated IT system in hospitals. With features such as enhanced speed, flexibility, and superior image quality, in addition to availability of desired APR features, digital radiography is compelling several hospitals to switch to film-less X-rays from film-based X-rays. However, the transition depends upon factors such as budgetary situation as well as the need to speed up workflow of a hospital.

The traditional X-ray film market has been witnessing significant declines in recent years in developed markets, owing to increasing adoption of digital systems. However, despite new digital technologies, x-ray film continues to record growth derived from the traditional use in general radiography and mammography applications. Non-diagnostic referrals rather than for diagnosis, and technological developments, would drive market growth. The US represents the largest regional market for X-rays, chemicals and processors, as stated by a new market research report on X-Ray Films, Chemicals and Processors. However, growth is expected to emanate mainly from the Asia-Pacific market. Among the analyzed segment, the global market for medical x-ray films is the largest, while medical x-ray chemicals are forecast to witness positive growth. Demand for x-ray film processors is expected to reach US$184 million by 2012.

Major players profiled in the report include Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Carestream Health Inc., Dentsply International, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., Konica Minolta Holdings, Konica Minolta Medical Imaging U.S.A, among others.

The research report titled “X-Ray Films, Chemicals, and Processors: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the X-Ray Films, Chemicals, and Processors markets, impact of recession on the medical imaging market, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent product introductions, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for the years 2007 through 2015 for the following geographic markets - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Key segments analyzed include Medical X-Ray Films, Medical X-Ray Chemicals, Dental X-Ray Films, Dental X-Ray Chemicals, X-Ray Film Processors, and Laser Imager Films. A seven-year (2000-2006) historic analysis is provided for additional perspective.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
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