Medical Imaging Software Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Imaging Type (2D Imaging, 3D imaging, and 4D imaging), by Application (Dental Applications, Orthopedic Applications, Cardiology Applications, Obstetrics and Gynecology Applications, Mammography Applications and Urology and Nephrology Applications), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Medical Imaging Software Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 9.01 %

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Market Overview

The medical imaging software market was valued at USD 3.16 billion in 2020 and expected to reach USD 4.86 billion by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 9.01% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). Machine learning and artificial intelligence have attracted the healthcare industry as these innovative analytics strategies have become more accurate and precise.

  • The need for medical imaging software for advanced treatment for people who have arthritis, cancer, etc., is demanding an advanced version for the software. This advanced image is used for the advancement of patient care and improved operating productivity by empowering doctors and other healthcare professionals, by providing more details about patient conditions.
  • The increase in the trend of using electronic health records to store, distribute, and manage patient health information in the form of medical images is also boosting the medical image analysis software market because this software is very useful for hospitals and clinics. They keep the track of patient and on the basis of that they provide the solutions to patients
  • For instance, in November 2018, Philips unveiled its innovations in radiology to enable precision diagnosis and enhance productivity. These are designed to connect people, data and technology and meet the requirements for improved outcomes, enhanced patient experience, increased staff satisfaction, and lowered cost of care delivery.
  • However, the equipment is costly, which is a hindrance for this market. At the same time, the handling of these software requires skilled professionals. The lack of availability of skilled medical professionals is one of the major drawbacks for this market.

Scope of the Report

Medical imaging is a part of healthcare practices across the globe which uses the latest technological advancements, software, and latest equipment in order to generate graphical representations of the interior of a body for diagnosis, clinical analysis, and medical intervention. The growing demand for health care services for the aging population has a major impact on the growth of the healthcare industry. It is supported by medical advances and improvements in medicine and technology, which is affecting the demand for healthcare services. The advancement of 3D/4D platforms and multimodality imaging platforms are acting as catalysts for this market.

By Imaging Type
2D Imaging
3D Imaging
4D Imaging
By Application
Dental Applications
Orthopaedic Applications
Cardiology Applications
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Applications
Mammography Applications
Urology and Nephrology Applications
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
Latin America
Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Mammography Imaging is Expected to Have a Significant Share in the Market Landscape

  • According to WHO, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year and also causing the largest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2018, it was estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, rates are also increasing in nearly every region globally. Early detection is thus, very necessary.
  • The same report also stated that mammography uses low-energy X-rays to identify abnormalities in the breast. It has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality by approximately 20% in high-resource settings. 
  • New advancements in this field for better service to the client is happening at a faster pace. For instance, in March 2018, Hologic Inc. announced that clarity HD high-resolution 3-D imaging and intelligent 2-D imaging technology received premarket approval (PMA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are now available on the 3-Dimensions breast tomosynthesis system. The system provided higher resolution 3-D breast images for radiologists, enhanced workflow for technologists, and a more comfortable mammography experience with low-dose options for patients.
Medical Imaging Software Market Trends

Asia-Pacific is Projected to Have the Highest Growth Rate

  • In Asia-Pacific, China accounts for the largest number of women. According to the demographics of China, the female population in China accounts for approximately 49% of the entire population. With such a huge population of females, the medical imaging software market in that region is expected to grow.
  • It was also stated by WHO (2018) that breast cancer accounts for over 200,000 deaths per year in Asia-Pacific. So many deaths are a major concern. Mammography is a leading method for breast cancer screening in the Asian countries. Other popular available methods are MRI and ultrasound. This region has a huge demand for medical imaging software to grow. An increase in the awareness about the different cancers and the growing number of working women in these regions is creating a market. The rise in disposable income will also act as a supplement for the market. 
Medical Imaging Software Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The competitive rivalry in this market is high because of the presence of dominant players like Siemens Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare Inc., IBM Corporation, etc. The players in this industry are constantly working on developing their product portfolio to gain competitive advantages with mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and constant innovations.

  • January 2019 - GE Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center partnered for safer, more precise immunotherapy cancer treatment. Multiple diagnostic tools will be developed to help predict both the efficacy of an immunotherapy treatment and its adverse effects for a specific patient before the therapy is administered. They will also develop new positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging tracers, which together with the apps, will help physicians to stratify cancer patients for clinical trials.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Application of Computer-Aided Diagnostic Methods

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Dearth of Skilled Professionals and High Set-up Cost of the Equipment

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Imaging Type

      1. 5.1.1 2D Imaging

      2. 5.1.2 3D Imaging

      3. 5.1.3 4D Imaging

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dental Applications

      2. 5.2.2 Orthopaedic Applications

      3. 5.2.3 Cardiology Applications

      4. 5.2.4 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Applications

      5. 5.2.5 Mammography Applications

      6. 5.2.6 Urology and Nephrology Applications

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. Latin America

        2. Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 General Healthcare Company (GE)

      2. 6.1.2 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

      3. 6.1.3 Siemens Healthcare

      4. 6.1.4 Canon Medical Systems Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Agfa–Gevaert HealthCare

      6. 6.1.6 Novarad Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Carestream Health Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Esaote SpA.

      9. 6.1.9 MIM Software Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Fujifilm Holding Company

      11. 6.1.11 Cerner Corporation

      12. 6.1.12 Change Healthcare

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Medical Imaging Software Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Medical Imaging Software Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.01% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

International Business Machines Corporation, Siemens Healthineers, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, GE Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips N.V. are the major companies operating in Medical Imaging Software Market.

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