North America Digital X-ray Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Market is segmented by Application (Orthopedic, Oncology, Dental, Cardiovascular, Other Applications), Technology, Portability, End User, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 6.8 %

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Market Overview

The development in radiology since the past two decades has transformed the way x-ray imaging is being conducted. The major advantages of digital imaging are cost effectiveness and easy to access. The hospitals are able to cut the cost by lowering the film price, reducing the requirement of storage space, and decreasing the number of people required to run the services and archive sections.

The images are instantly available for distribution to the clinical services without the time and physical effort needed to retrieve film packets and reviewing previous imaging on a patient is much easier. Digital X-rays expose approximately 70% to 80% less radiation than conventional X-rays. This is hugely beneficial for the long-term health of patients, especially pregnant women or patients, who are already suffering from illness, thus ensuring safety. With the help of digital X-rays, dentists are now able to easily recognize oral issues, which is leading to a declining need for an invasive investigation at the diagnosis stage.

Digital X-rays have no processing time, hence the results are immediately available for viewing. However, traditional radiography requires a film to be processed, therefore have to return for a follow-up appointment. Superior imaging capabilities of digital X-ray make diagnosis quicker and easier for dentists, resulting in early detection among patients. Additionally, digital radiography safely stores patient X-rays, resulting in no loss from the holders. All the aforementioned factors are currently augmenting the growth of the digital X-ray devices market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of this report, digital X-ray or digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic films. This has an added advantage of time efficiency and the ability to transfer images digitally, as well as enhance them for better visibility. This method bypasses the chemical processing of photographic films. Digital X-ray imaging has high demand, as it requires less radiation exposure compared to the traditional X-rays.

In the report, a detailed analysis of the North America digital X-ray market is provided. The market is evaluated by Application, Technology, Portability, End User, and Geography.

By Application
Other Applications
By Technology
Computed Radiography
Direct Radiography
By Portability
Fixed Systems
Portable Systems
By End User
Diagnostic Centers
North America
United States

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Key Market Trends

Application in Oncology is Expected to Cover a Large Share of the Market

An X-ray uses electromagnetic radiation to create images. The image is recorded on a film, called a radiograph. The images appear light or dark, depending on the absorption rates of the various tissues. For example, dense materials, such as bone, show up white on a film, while fat and muscle may appear in varying shades of gray. It is quick and painless process. In low doses, X-rays may be used to capture images of structures inside the body to detect and stage a tumor.

As per a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of new cancer cases was about 1.5 million per year in 2010 and is expected to rise to 1.9 million per year by 2020 in the United States. As the number of cancer patients increase, the applciation of digital X-ray in the United States is expected to increase.


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Competitive Landscape

North America consists of the United States (US), Canada and Mexico. US and Canada are one of the most developed countries in the world. These countries also have policies that encourage research and development and welcome newer technologies. Hence, adoption rate of newer technologies in these countries is very high. Mexico is a developing country, hence is a lucrative market for many global players. Moreover, with the presence of more developed countries in its vicinity, the access to the Mexican market becomes very easy as most of the global players are present in US and Canada.

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 Increasing Occurrence of Orthopedic Diseases and Cancers

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in Digital X-Ray Technology

      3. 4.2.3 Advantages over Conventional X-rays

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Initial Cost of Installation

    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 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Orthopedic

      2. 5.1.2 Oncology

      3. 5.1.3 Dental

      4. 5.1.4 Cardiovascular

      5. 5.1.5 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 By Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Computed Radiography

      2. 5.2.2 Direct Radiography

    3. 5.3 By Portability

      1. 5.3.1 Fixed Systems

      2. 5.3.2 Portable Systems

    4. 5.4 By End User

      1. 5.4.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.4.2 Diagnostic Centers

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Carestream Health Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Fujifilm Medical Systems

      3. 6.1.3 GE Healthcare

      4. 6.1.4 Hitachi Medical Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Hologic Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Philips Healthcare

      7. 6.1.7 Shimadzu Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Siemens Healthineers

      9. 6.1.9 Canon Medical Systems Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Samsung Medison

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Digital X-ray Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The North America Digital X-ray Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.8% over the next 5 years.

GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Fujifilm Medical Systems, Siemens Healthineers, Canon Medical Systems Corporation are the major companies operating in North America Digital X-ray Market.

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