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Digital Radiography by Application

Digital Radiography by Application (General Radiography, Chest Imaging, Chest Imaging, Cardiovascular Imaging, Dental Application, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Others), by Technology (Computed Radiology, Direct Radiology) by Portability (Retrofit Digital X-ray System, New Digital X-ray System) by End User (End User, Hospital) : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022-2032

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Author's: | Roshan Deshmukh
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Digital radiography (DR) is a modern radiography technique that captures X-ray images in digital format, eliminating the need for traditional film X-rays. Instead of X-ray film, DR captures the X-ray image with a digital detector, which is then processed and displayed on a computer monitor. This technology has several advantages, including better image quality, easier image storage and retrieval, and the ability to manipulate images to improve diagnostic information. Furthermore, this can reduce X-ray exposure as well as chemical waste associated with film processing.
Another advantage of DR is that it allows for better patient care. This enables quick and easy image sharing with other healthcare providers, which can improve communication and collaboration among providers and lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses. Furthermore, this allows for image transfer from one location to another, enabling telemedicine consultations and reducing the need for patients to travel for diagnostic imaging.
Moreover, DS offers improved image storage, retrieval, and management capabilities. Digital images can be easily stored and retrieved from computer systems, reducing the need for physical storage of film-based images. In addition, this systems allow for easy organization and categorization of images, improving the efficiency of image management and reducing the risk of lost or damaged images. The many benefits of this over conventional film-based radiography have caused its adoption to rise quickly in recent years. According to recent estimates, this is now used in the U.S. for about 85% of all radiographic exams.
Furthermore, medical procedures known as minimally invasive procedures use specialized tools and methods to access and treat a body part with the least amount of tissue damage or incisions. Due to their advantages over traditional surgery, such as less pain, scarring, and recovery time, these procedures are becoming more and more popular. Real-time imaging of the targeted area provided by DR is essential for guiding these procedures. Also, the demand for DR in healthcare is rising as a result of the increasing demand for minimally invasive procedures and their advantages. This pattern is anticipated to persist as developments in minimally invasive procedures and this continue to enhance patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs. There are several leading market players in this industry that are actively releasing new products and solutions to meet the growing demand. For instance, GE Healthcare a global leader in the healthcare technology industry has integrated AI into its DR systems to improve image analysis and accuracy. This allows for faster and more accurate diagnoses, leading to better patient outcomes. Similarly, in 2021, Philips Healthcare launched a new portable X-ray system designed for fast and easy use in both hospital and community settings. This solution offers improved image quality and user experience, making it easier for healthcare providers to diagnose and treat patients. All such advancements thereby, creating opportunities for the upsurge in the global DR market during the forecast period. 
New product launches to flourish in the market
Philips Healthcare's new DR system introduced in 2022 features wireless technology, allowing for real-time image transfer and collaboration between healthcare providers. This system provides a number of benefits to the healthcare industry, including improved patient care, wireless technology and real-time image transfer. Fujifilm Medical Systems is a leading provider of DR solutions and is committed to advancing healthcare technology. The company offers a range of DR solutions, including mobile X-ray systems, DR systems, and DR software for hospitals and clinics. In November 2020, Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, showcased the FDR D-EVO III, an industry-first glass-free DR detector with Irradiated Side Sampling technology, as well as the newest digital X-ray suites from the Clinica family from Fujifilm, the FDR Clinica X OTC and FDR Clinica FS. The demand for this has also increased as a result of the release of new DR systems. 
Segment Overview: 
By application: The DR market is divided into general radiography, chest imaging, cardiovascular imaging, dental application, fluoroscopy, mammography, and others. Each of these segments has its own unique characteristics and requirements, reflecting the different usage scenarios and diagnostic purposes of DR. For example, mammography is specifically used for imaging the breast tissue, while fluoroscopy is used for real-time imaging during procedures such as angiography. The growth and demand for DR in each segment is influenced by various factors, including technological advancements, changing healthcare regulations and increasing demand for improved diagnostic accuracy. 
By technology: The digital radiography market is classified into computed radiology (CR) and direct radiology (DR). CR involves the use of a photostimulable phosphor plate to capture the image, which is then scanned and processed into a digital format. DR, on the other hand, involves the direct capture of the digital image using flat panel detectors. Both CR and DR have their own advantages and disadvantages, with DR being more convenient and faster, while CR offering higher resolution images and a wider dynamic range. The growth of this market is driven by the increasing demand for improved diagnostic accuracy and increased efficiency in healthcare delivery.
By portability: The DR market is classified into retrofit digital X-ray systems and new digital X-ray Systems. A retrofit system refers to the conversion of a conventional X-ray system into a digital system, while a new digital X-ray system refers to the installation of a completely new digital X-ray system. Both types of systems offer similar capabilities, but the choice between a retrofit and a new system can be influenced by various factors such as cost, ease of installation, and compatibility with existing equipment.
By end-user: The DR market is classified into end-user and hospital. Hospitals are the largest end-users of DR systems, as they require a large number of X-ray machines for inpatient and outpatient care. Other end-users include diagnostic centers, private clinics, and individual practitioners. The demand for these systems and other end-users is driven by factors such as the need for improved diagnostic accuracy and the growing demand for cost-effective, efficient, and accessible healthcare services. The growth of the this market is influenced by various factors, including technological advancements, changing healthcare regulations, and increasing demand for improved diagnostic accuracy.
By region: The Asia-Pacific DR market is expected to grow at a high CAGR due to various factors such as the increasing demand for improved diagnostic accuracy, growing awareness about the benefits of DR, and the increasing number of hospitals and diagnostic centers in the region. In addition, the growing population, increasing incidences of lifestyle-related diseases, and the rise in medical tourism in the region are also driving the growth of the this market in the Asia-Pacific region. The increasing investment by major players in the region, along with favorable government policies, is expected to further boost the growth of the market. The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the global, and the growing middle class is driving the demand for high-quality healthcare services, further fuelling the growth of the this market in the region.
Competitive analysis and profiles of the major players in the DR market, such as Canon Inc., Carestream, Fujifilm Holdings, General electric healthcare, Hitachi, Hologic, Inc., Konica Minolta, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Shimadzu, and . Major players have adopted product launch and acquisition as key developmental strategies to improve the product portfolio of the DR market. 

Digital Radiography by Application Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Digital Radiography by Application By Application
By Application
  • General Radiography
  • Chest Imaging
  • Chest Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Dental Application
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Mammography
  • Others
Digital Radiography by Application By Technology
By Technology
  • Computed Radiology
  • Direct Radiology
Digital Radiography by Application By Portability
By Portability
  • Retrofit Digital X-ray System
  • New Digital X-ray System
Digital Radiography by Application By End User
By End User
  • End User
  • Hospital
Digital Radiography by Application By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Konica Minolta, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Hologic, Inc., Fujifilm Holdings, General electric healthcare, Shimadzu, Siemens AG, Hitachi, Carestream, Canon Inc.

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Digital Radiography by Application

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022-2032