Middle East and Africa Portable X Ray Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Middle East and Africa Portable X-Ray Devices Market is segmented by Technology (Analog X-ray and Digital X-ray), Application, Modality, and Geography

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 11 %

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Market Overview

The need for point of care diagnostics has led to the invention of portable X-Ray devices. They are very useful when the treatment has to be completed in a short duration of time. Therefore the increasing awareness of these portable devices in the region is boosting the market growth.

Furthermore, the increasing geriatric population with mobility issues in the region is fueling the market growth. According to the World Health Organization, there were 43 million elderly population in 2010, which is estimated to increase to 67 million by 2025 in Africa. The aging process is commonly associated with the onset of increased risks of chronic diseases and weakness in the bones and muscles. Due to the rapid increase in the geriatric population, the prevalence of age-associated disorders has witnessed an increase, and a major number of this population has mobility issues which, in turn, has resulted in the expansion of the market.

Scope of the report

As per the scope of this report, a portable x-ray device is a wireless digital X-ray imaging device for mobile health providers such as doctors and first-aid workers in field situations, during home care and in old age homes, as well as for medically oriented aid organizations, ships, and offshore platforms. X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation of high energy and very short wavelength, which are able to pass through materials and solid objects, including the body.

By Technology
Analog X-ray
Digital X-ray
By Application
Dental X-ray
Chest X-ray
Abdomen X-ray
By Modality
Handheld X-ray Devices
Mobile X-ray Devices
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Digital X-ray is Expected to Hold the Largest Share of the Market During the Forecasted Period

In the present scenario, the adoption rate of digital x-ray systems is not (or close to) 100%, in spite of their advantages over the analog systems. However, this scenario is expected to change soon, and the x-ray devices market is likely to be almost completely dominated by digital x-ray systems in the future. Even in emerging markets like Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE of the region many manufacturers are trying to produce low-cost devices to fit into the market. 

Moreover, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in the region is also boosting segment growth. According to Abderrahim Oulhaj, an article published in 2020, the number of CVD-related deaths is expected to increase from 17.7 million in 2015 to 23.6 million in 2030. Furthermore, a rise in government focus on high-quality diagnostic imaging, combined with efforts of manufacturers, in order to release a low-cost variant or to ensure price reduction of existing digital products, is also driving the growth of digital x-ray systems.


Competitive Landscape

The competition in the market is set to intensify, as several key players are focusing on the expansion of their portable x-ray devices portfolios through acquisitions of and collaborations with other companies. The market is expected to open up several opportunities for new players, as well as the currently established market leaders. The key players in the market include Canon Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips NV, and Shimadzu Corporations, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Technological Advancements and Rise in Awareness Regarding Portable Devices

      2. 4.2.2 Increase in Geriatric Population with Mobility Issues

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Risk of Radiation Exposure

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Analog X-ray

      2. 5.1.2 Digital X-ray

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dental X-ray

      2. 5.2.2 Mammography

      3. 5.2.3 Chest X-ray

      4. 5.2.4 Abdomen X-ray

    3. 5.3 By Modality

      1. 5.3.1 Handheld X-ray Devices

      2. 5.3.2 Mobile X-ray Devices

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Danaher Corporation (KaVo Dental GmbH)

      2. 6.1.2 Canon Medical Systems

      3. 6.1.3 GE Healthcare

      4. 6.1.4 Koninklijke Philips NV

      5. 6.1.5 Fujifilm Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Shimadzu Corporations

      7. 6.1.7 Siemens AG

      8. 6.1.8 Varian Medical Systems Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Smith & Nephew PLC

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Middle East and Africa Portable X Ray Devices Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Middle East and Africa Portable X Ray Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of 11% over the next 5 years.

GE Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips NV, Canon Medical Systems, Danaher Corporation (KaVo Dental GmbH), Fujifilm Corporation are the major companies operating in Middle East and Africa Portable X Ray Devices Market.

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