Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Mobile Imaging Medical Services Market is Segmented By Service Type (X-Ray, PET/CT, Ultrasound, MRI, Others), End User (Hospitals and Private Clinics, Home Healthcare Service Providers, Others (Rehabilitation Centers, Geriatric Care, and Hospice Agencies) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market Overview
Study Period: 2022-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.1 %
Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the growth of mobile medical imaging services due to the rise in the adoption of such services during the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, according to the study published in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, titled 'COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of increased utilization of mobile X-ray examinations on radiation dose to radiographers' in February 2022, COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of increased utilization of mobile X-ray examinations on radiation dose to radiographers due to increased utilization of mobile X-ray units, mobile imaging of non-routine body regions and radiographer work practice changes for impact on staff radiation dose during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rise in the adoption of mobile imaging services during the pandemic is therefore expected to drive market growth during the pandemic.

The factors driving the growth of this market include the rise in demand for portability medical imaging technology and services, growing geriatric population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, among others.

The burden of chronic diseases is on the rise globally, and medical imaging procedures play a crucial role in the accurate diagnosis of chronic diseases. The increase in the aging population and changes in societal behavior are contributing to a steady increase in these common and costly long-term health problems. Most of the deaths by chronic diseases are attributable to cancer, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and diabetes. According to GLOBOCAN, in 2020, about 19.3 million new cases of cancer were reported worldwide and this number is expected to increase to 30.2 million in the year 2040. The most affected would be the emerging markets, as the population growth is anticipated to be most significant in developing areas.

According to the World Population Aging Highlight of 2020 published by the United Nations, the global geriatric population (people of age 65 years or more) was 727 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach 1.5 billion by the end of 2050. Thus, the growing global geriatric population will have a significant impact on the growth of the mobile medical imaging due to high number of chronic diseases.

In addition, as per the research study published in February 2020, titled “Ischemic stroke in young adults: a global perspective”, about 11 million cases of ischemic strokes occurs every year across the world, of which more than half occurs in low- and middle-income countries and ischemic stroke is a major cause of long-term disability and has a profound effect on the quality of life of patients and caregivers, which is driving the demand for the effective diagnosis are expected to boost the growth of the mobile medical imaging services, due to the importance of early diagnosis of strokes.

Moreover, rising mobile health services is also expected to drive the growth of the market studied during the forecast period. For instance, in April 2021, The Stony Brook Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center (CVCSC) and the Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine Department of Emergency Services has launched a Mobile Stroke Unit. They will be essential expansions of stroke treatment, reaching patients earlier and saving more lives during the key 'golden hour' of stroke treatment. Patients will be taken to the nearest stroke centre, either a primary stroke centre or a Comprehensive Stroke Center, for treatment with this initiative. Rising initiatives of ambulatory stroke units will lead to increased adoption of the mobile medical imaging services, thereby expected to drive the growth of this segment.

Therfore, owing to the above mentioned factors, it is expected to show growth over the forecast period. However, high cost of mobile set up and imaging equipment and risk associated with radiation exposureare expected to hamper the market growth.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of this report, mobile medical imaging serive is a service in which special machines are used to perform imaging procedures on patients that are too sick to travel to a hospital. Mobile imaging provides comprehensive X-Ray, EKG and ultrasound services directly to medical facilities, homes and businesses. Mobile diagnostic imaging devices offer significant benefits to stakeholders by increased efficiency of healthcare services provision, better accessibility to healthcare and faster reaction time combined with their (usually) lower price. The Mobile Imaging Medical Services Market is Segmented By Service Type (X-Ray, PET/CT, Ultrasound, MRI, Others), End User (Hospitals and Private Clinics, Home Healthcare Service Providers, Others (Rehabilitation Centers, Geriatric Care, and Hospice Agencies) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Service Type
X-ray
Ultrasound
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
PET/CT
Others (Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Angiography, Holter monitoring and Echocardiograph)
By End User
Hospitals and Private Clinics
Home Healthcare Service Providers
Others (Rehabilitation Centers, Geriatric Care, Sports Organization, Military Organizations and Others)
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
GCC
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

X-ray Service Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Share During the Forecast Period.

The X-ray service segment is expected to hold a major share in the market studied during the forecast period.

The major factors driving the growth of mobile X-ray services include advanced technology, a rising number of patients with chronic diseases along with an increasing geriatric population, and rising awareness regarding the availability of mobile X-ray services. For instance, in March 2021, Fujifilm India Private Limited launched a mobile digital radiology system - FDR nano which is lightweight and compact and also achieved approximately 80% reduction in its total weight as compared to traditional mobile X-rays. Thus, the advantages of portable systems and increasing product launches will lead to increased adoption of such imaging devices due to their lightweight and ease of carrying, therefore expected to drive the growth of mobile medical imaging services market significantly over the forecast period.

In addition, the rise in the expansion of the mobile X-ray services by the key market players is further expected to drive this segment growth. For instance, in March 2022, TridentCare, the national leader of portable diagnostic services, supported the 2022 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Basketball Championships. TridentCare has joined the onsite medical team to provide necessary emergency X-Ray services for the student-athletes throughout the tournament scheduled for March 6-12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Thus, rise in such initiatives will further drive the growth of the market studied due to higher adotption of mobile X-ray services.

Furthermore, rise in road injuries accross the globe is also expected to drive the growth of this segment due to rise in adoption of mobile X-ray imaging service. For instance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the number of traffic related injuries in Iceland and Israel in 2020 were 2589.6 and 1944 respectively per million people.

Therefore, owing to the aforementioned factors, this segment is expected to drive over the forecast period.

Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market Trends

North America is Expected to Witness a Significant Share Over the Forecast Period.

North America holds a significant market share and is expected to continue its stronghold for a few more years. This can be majorly attributed due to advanced health infrastructure, increasing prevalence of diseases and infections, growing emphasis on the development of innovative products, and rising number of regional mobile medical imaging service providers, rising number of chronic diseases, among others. For instance, according to Arthritis Foundation data updated in October 2021, 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis, where the arthritis most commonly begins between ages 30 and 60 in women. The high incidence of these chronic diseases surges the demand for accurate diagnosis and plan of efficient and on-time treatment by the healthcare provider. Hence, drives the growth of the studied market in North America.

In addition, Moreover, according to the article published in United States Pharmacist, titled ‘Stroke Prevalence and Risk Factors’ in January 2021, in the United States, the prevalence of nontraumatic hemorrhagic stroke is 13%, including intracerebral hemorrhage causes stroke in 10% of cases, and subarachnoid hemorrhage causes stroke in 3% of cases. The rising prevalence of hemorrhagic stroke in the developed counties such as United States will lead to increased adoption of diagnosis and treatment, thereby expected to drive the growth of this market in the United States.

Furthermore, in February 2021, TridentCare, a mobile medical imaging service provider has entered an exclusive relationship with MG Medical Products to offer the mobile Electrocardiography) patch solution to its skilled nursing and long-term care facility patients. Such type of services will drive the growth of the market studied in the United States due to rise in adopiton of such services.

Moreover, rise in acqusition in this region is further expected to contribute the growth of this market. For instance, in September 2021, Akumin Inc, a premier provider of outpatient radiology services in the United States has completed the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. With this, Akumin offers the most comprehensive radiology and oncology solutions to patients in the United States operating in 46 states, with more than 1,000 hospital and health system customers, 154 independent outpatient radiology centers and 34 radiation therapy centers, and has over 4,000 team members serving more than two million radiology and oncology patient visits annually.

Therefore, owing to the above factors, the market is expected to drive over the forecast period.

Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The market for mobile medical imaging is moderately competitive. The market is expected to drive to rise in collaboration among the key players and hospitals and other healthcare institutions, rise in acquisition by the key players, rise in mobile services, rise in telemedicine, among others. Some of the key players in this market include, Accurate Imaging Inc, Akumin Inc (Alliance Healthcare Services), Cobalt Imaging Center, DMS Health Technologies, Front Range Mobile Imaging, InHealth Group Limited, among others. 

Recent Development

  • In April 2022, TridentCare, a key portable diagnostic services provider has entered a new partnership with American TelePhysicians to provide mobile X-ray and ultrasound services throughout the United States.
  • In January 2022, InHealth stood as a finalist in this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 for the category ‘Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the National Health Service'.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definitions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rise in Demand for Portability Medical Imaging Technology and Services

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Burden of Chronic Diseases

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Mobile Set up and Imaging Equipment

      2. 4.3.2 Risk Associated with 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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market size in USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Service Type

      1. 5.1.1 X-ray

      2. 5.1.2 Ultrasound

      3. 5.1.3 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

      4. 5.1.4 PET/CT

      5. 5.1.5 Others (Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Angiography, Holter monitoring and Echocardiograph)

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Hospitals and Private Clinics

      2. 5.2.2 Home Healthcare Service Providers

      3. 5.2.3 Others (Rehabilitation Centers, Geriatric Care, Sports Organization, Military Organizations and Others)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.3.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.3.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.3.3.3 India

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 South Korea

        6. 5.3.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.4.1 GCC

        2. 5.3.4.2 South Africa

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. 5.3.5.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.5.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of South America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Accurate Imaging Inc

      2. 6.1.2 Akumin Inc (Alliance Healthcare Services)

      3. 6.1.3 Cobalt Imaging Center

      4. 6.1.4 DMS Health Technologies

      5. 6.1.5 Front Range Mobile Imaging

      6. 6.1.6 InHealth Group Limited

      7. 6.1.7 Interim Diagnostic Imaging Inc

      8. 6.1.8 Star Equity Holdings (Digirad Corporation)

      9. 6.1.9 TridentCare

      10. 6.1.10 RAYUS Radiology

      11. 6.1.11 Atlantic Mobile Imaging

      12. 6.1.12 MD Laboratory

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market market is studied from 2022 - 2027.

The Global Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Akumin Inc (Alliance Healthcare Services), DMS Health Technologies, Front Range Mobile Imaging, Accurate Imaging Inc, Cobalt Imaging Center are the major companies operating in Global Mobile Medical Imaging Services Market.

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