Phosphor Plate Scanners Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The phosphor plate scanners market is segmented by Application (Medical Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical Research, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Phosphor Plate Scanners Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
CAGR 8.10 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Global Phosphor Plate Scanners Market

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Phosphor Plate Scanners Market Analysis

The phosphor plate scanners market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period, 2022-2027.

COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the phosphor plate scanners market. The strict lockdowns and government regulations intended to slow down the spread of COVID-19 resulted in a decrease in the diagnosis of dental disorders. During the pandemic due to lockdown restrictions, people did not want to visit dental clinics or hospitals for dental problems. For instance, according to an article titled 'Dental radiographic procedures during COVID-19 outbreak and normalization period: recommendations on infection control' published in the journal of National Library of Medicine in June 2020 a study was conducted which stated that intraoral radiography transmission of the disease is possible through either direct contact with saliva or cross-contamination. Cross-contamination may also occur when the clinician handles the digital sensors or opens film packets, as a result of which patients' visits to dental diagnostic centers decreased during the pandemic. Furthermore, as per an article titled 'COVID-19 and beyond: implications for dental radiography' published in the journal of National Library of Medicine in July 2020 in United Kingdom all routine dental care ceased from 25th March 2020 and the avoidance of intraoral radiographs during COVID-19 has been recommended due to the potential of inducing a patient aerosol. Thus, the COVID-19 outbreak affected the market's growth adversely in its preliminary phase; however, the market is expected to gain traction as the pandemic subsides eventually.

Further, rising geriatric population and increasing prevalence of dental disorders, and technological advancements in the development of phosphor plate scanners are among the major factors driving the growth of the studied market. Dental restoration needs to be done to restore lost teeth or section of teeth lost due to teeth decay. Increasing need of these dental restoration procedures is expected to increase the demand for phosphor plate scanners.

Moreover, as per the data by United Nations (UN) in 2022 the population of older persons is increasing both in numbers and as a share of the total, the share of the global population aged 65 years or above is projected to rise from 10 percent in 2022 to 16 percent in 2050 and also by 2050, the number of persons aged 65 years or over worldwide is projected to be more than twice the number of children under age 5 and about the same as the number of children under age 12. According to World Health Organization (WHO) in October 2021, between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will nearly double from 12 percent to 22 percent. Therefore, with the rising geriatric population worldwide the prevalence of dental disorders is also expected to increase which will create a demand phosphor plate scanner and this is poised to accelerate the phosphor plate scanners market globally, thereby driving the growth of the studied market over the forecast period.

In addition, new product launches and strategic activities by major players in the market are positively affecting the growth of the studied market. For instance, in September 2021, Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator, and manufacturer of dental equipment, provided a first look at its new SensorX Intraoral Sensor and ScanX Duo Touch Phosphor Plate Scanner at CDA Presents in San Francisco, CA, United States. Additionally, in November 2021, DÜRR DENTAL SE announced that new study has proved that powerful intraoral suction systems enable effective spray mist suction and therefore improve infection protection while using dental phosphor plate scanners. Thus, owing to the product launches and other developments the studied market is expected to have significant growth over the forecast period.

Therefore, owing to the aforementioned factors the studied market is anticipated to witness growth over the analysis period. However, the high cost of phosphor plate scanners and lack of skilled professionals are likely to impede market growth.

Phosphor Plate Scanners Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Phosphor Plate Scanners Market according to our research experts:

Medical Diagnostics Segment is Expected to Witness Growth Over the Forecast Period

Phosphor plate scanners are used for various medical diagnostic applications such as oral, dental, and mammography. In a phosphor plate scanner, the imaging plate is housed in a special cassette and placed inside the mouth and the x-ray exposure is made. The imaging plate is then run through a special laser scanner, or CR reader, that reads and converts the image. The image can be viewed directly in the scanner which becomes very convenient for oral, dental, or mammography diagnostic applications. Moreover, as per the data by Unicorn Denmart in September 2021 phosphor plate scanner system uses a thin, flexible, and wireless plate that can be easily placed inside the mouth even in the restricted mouth opening moreover and also digital phosphor plate scanners already has a digital screen installed in them thus it omits the need to install an external monitor for viewing the image. Hence, owing to the advantages offered by phosphor plate scanners, the adoption of these products is likely to increase in the medical diagnostics field, ultimately driving market growth.

In addition, according to the data by Technodent Exim India (P) Ltd. in October 2021, phosphor plate scanners produce great image quality due to the photostimulable phosphor (PSP) technology that it uses and also the thin, flexible image plates used for the scanners are more comfortable to the patient and are more durable due to their special coating. Thus, the increasing use of phosphor plate scanners is creating opportunities for the growth of the segment in the future.

Furthermore, continuous product launches by major players in the market are positively affecting the growth of the segment. For instance, in November 2020, PLANMECA OY announced that Finland's largest dental care chain relies on Planmeca's Romexis dental imaging software which is used in their digital phosphor plate scanners.

Therefore, the medical diagnostics segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to the abovementioned factors.

Number of Dentists in the United States, in thousands, 2020-2021

North America is Dominating the Phosphor Plate Scanners Market

North America is dominating the market owing to factors such as the rising geriatric population, the easy availability of technologically advanced products, and high awareness among patients about dental care in the region. The increasing prevalence of dental disorders in the United States is among the key factors which contribute to the growth of the studied market in North America.

For instance, according to an article titled 'Oral Health in America - May 2022 Bulletin' by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research published on May 2022 a recent study showed that in the United States among adults over the age of 75, 54 percent have fewer than 21 remaining teeth and the proportion increases to 80 percent for those living in poverty and with age comes the increased prevalence of systemic diseases that may impact the mouth, making older adults more susceptible to oral health issues. Furthermore, according to an article titled 'Oral Health in America: Implications for dental practice' published in the journal of the America Dental Association in July 2022, a study was performed which showed that nearly 60 percent of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease and it was also stated that older Americans have higher prevalence than younger people of medical comorbidities that affect oral health These factors in the region are anticipated to drive the growth of the market in the country.

Therefore, owing to the aforesaid factors the growth of the studied market is anticipated in the North America Region.

Phosphor Plate Scanners Market - Growth Rate by Region

Phosphor Plate Scanners Industry Overview

The phosphor plate scanners market is fragmented in nature due to the presence of several companies operating globally as well as regionally. The competitive landscape includes an analysis of a few international as well as local companies which hold the market shares and are well known. Include ACTEON Group, PLANMECA OY, Owandy Radiology, Apixia Corp., Carestream Dental LLC., Simple & Smart, DIGIRAY.Corp., DÜRR DENTAL SE, Trident S.r.l., Air Techniques, Inc., and NICAL SPA, among others.

Phosphor Plate Scanners Market Leaders


  2. Owandy Radiology

  3. ACTEON Group

  4. Carestream Dental LLC.


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Phosphor Plate Scanners Market News

  • In March 2022, PLANMECA OY announced the partnership with ClearChoice to bring enhanced digital imaging capabilities for more cohesive care to dental implant patients in the United States
  • In March 2021, Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment announced a software partnership with SICAT.

Phosphor Plate Scanners Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Geriatric Population and Increasing Prevalence of Dental Disorders

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in the Development of Phosphor Plate Scanners

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Phosphor Plate Scanners and Lack of Skilled Professionals

    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 by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Application

      1. 5.1.1 Medical Diagnostics

      2. 5.1.2 Pharmaceutical Research

      3. 5.1.3 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 ACTEON Group

      2. 6.1.2 PLANMECA OY

      3. 6.1.3 Owandy Radiology

      4. 6.1.4 Apixia Corp.

      5. 6.1.5 Carestream Dental LLC.

      6. 6.1.6 Simple & Smart

      7. 6.1.7 DIGIRAY.Corp.

      8. 6.1.8 DURR DENTAL SE

      9. 6.1.9 Trident S.r.l.

      10. 6.1.10 Air Techniques, Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 NICAL SPA

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments
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Phosphor Plate Scanners Industry Segmentation

As per the scope of the report, the phosphor plate scanner is a scanner for reading intraoral phosphor plates (PSP). The plates are used as receptors for radiographies obtained with an X-Ray unit. Once the take is done, the PSP is introduced into the scanner's slot, which reads it and sends the image to the PC. The phosphor plate scanners market is segmented by application (medical diagnostics, pharmaceutical research, and other applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Application
Medical Diagnostics
Pharmaceutical Research
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
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Phosphor Plate Scanners Market Research FAQs

The Global Phosphor Plate Scanners Market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.10% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

PLANMECA OY, Owandy Radiology, ACTEON Group, Carestream Dental LLC. and DÜRR DENTAL SE are the major companies operating in the Global Phosphor Plate Scanners Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Phosphor Plate Scanners Market.

The report covers the Global Phosphor Plate Scanners Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Phosphor Plate Scanners Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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