Radiography Test Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Radiography Test Equipment Market is segmented by Technology (Film Radiography, Computed Radiography, Direct Radiography, and Computed Tomography), End-user Industry (Aerospace, Energy & Power, Construction, Oil & Gas, Automotive, and Manufacturing), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

radiography test equipment market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 9.29 %

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Market Overview

The radiography test equipment market was valued at USD 1,111.84 million in 2020 and is expected to reach a value of USD 1899.7 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of about 9.29% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). Increase in demand from aerospace and automotive sectors, primarily due to conformance to high industry standards and safety regulations is boosting the adoption of radiography testing solutions.

  • The shift from analog to digital technology has given the industrial radiography market a new lease of life for NDT applications, broadening the scope of X-ray inspection systems beyond traditional applications.
  • Companies are now increasingly focusing on reducing radiation-related risks, and preferring portability solutions, which has prompted companies to revamp their product portfolio. For instance, Samsung has adopted radiography to test their batteries after the much-publicized Note 7 fiasco.
  • Incidents, like the BP Macondo disaster, the San Bruno pipeline explosion, and the BP Texas City refinery explosion, have further emphasized on the need for safety, environmental sustainability, therefore governmental agencies and regional bodies like ASME & ISO have taken stringent measures to assure safety and regulatory compliances.
  • Intense competition from ultrasonic systems, high risk of radiation, lack of skilled personnel, to handle radiography equipment which uses gamma rays (especially in digital radiography). Also, relatively high deployment costs are expected to hinder the growth of the study market.

Scope of the Report

Radiographic testing is a nondestructive inspection technique to view the physiological construction of a component by practicing X-Rays or Gamma Rays. Their usage has wide advantages over applications like in aerospace, to inspect the aircrafts; in automotive, to maintain the quality assurance, and others.

By Technology
Film Radiography
Computed Radiography
Direct Radiography
Computed Tomography
By End-user Industry
Aerospace & Defense
Energy & Power
Oil & Gas
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Application in Aerospace to Account for a Significant Portion of the Market Demand

  • Radiography test equipment, mainly used in manufacturing and maintenance of military and civil aircraft, are considered under the scope of the aerospace segment.
  • Radiography applications in aerospace, include detection of internal defects in thick and complex shapes, in metallic and non-metallic shapes, quality of critical aerospace components, structures, and assemblies.
  • Increasing emphasis on safety standards, decreasing service intervals, low emission targets, and the advent of new materials and process are the major factors driving the radiography market in the aerospace segment.
  • Conventional radiography is being increasingly replaced with digital radiography in aerospace, and the latter is expected to completely overshadow the market, except for some critical high-resolution imaging applications.
  • This shift has also been fuelled by the advent of common binding standard for the common accreditation, in accordance with the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP).
radiography test equipment market

North America to Account for Significant Market Share

  • The resurgence of construction and infrastructure sector post the economic recession of 2007-08 has opened up new growth opportunities to radiograph equipment makers in the region. Also, Fluctuations in oil prices, new manufactures in automotive vehicles and aircraft and spacecraft are leading to efficient use of resources, and hence, the region is witnessing investments in insourcing of equipment.
  • As the United States is one of the early adopters of manufacturing automation, the use of automated solutions in some regions of testing is expected to address the issue of lack of skilled personnel, by releasing workers from hard and dangerous, repetitive and monotonous work.
  • The defense budget of the US federal government has also been increasing over the past few years. On average, defense spending is 8% of the country’s growth domestic product (GDP). Additionally, the United States is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, manufacturing an average of over 8 million passenger vehicles annually, which means more vehicle maintenance, which will increase the demand of radiography equipment.
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Competitive Landscape

The major companies like YXLON International, GE Measurement and Control, Nikon Metrology Inc., Teledyne Dalsa Inc., Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Canon Inc., Hitachi Ltd, among others. The market is fragmented due to the intense competition among the major players since they are investing more and more in the R&D for immeasurable accuracy in their equipment. Therefore, the market concentration will be low.

  • March 2019 - New Alphenix 4D CT configuration addressed Interventional radiology needs   TUSTIN, Calif. At this year’s Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2019, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. planned to showcase its new, advanced angiography configuration, the AlphenixTM 4D CT, which features its Alphenix Sky + C-arm and Hybrid Catheterization Tilt/Cradle Table for intervention.


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 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Advent of Portable Radiography Equipment

      2. 4.3.2 Advent of Portable Radiography Equipment

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 High Risk of Radiation Since it uses Gamma Rays, X-Rays

      2. 4.4.2 Requirement of Highly Skilled Personnel

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Film Radiography

      2. 5.1.2 Computed Radiography

      3. 5.1.3 Direct Radiography

      4. 5.1.4 Computed Tomography

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Aerospace & Defense

      2. 5.2.2 Energy & Power

      3. 5.2.3 Construction

      4. 5.2.4 Oil & Gas

      5. 5.2.5 Automotive

      6. 5.2.6 Manufacturing

      7. 5.2.7 Healthcare

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Hitachi Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Canon Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 L-3 Technologies

      4. 6.1.4 Hamamatsu Photonics KK

      5. 6.1.5 Olympus Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Vidisco Ltd

      7. 6.1.7 Nikon Metrology Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Teledyne Dalsa Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 GE Measurement and Control

      10. 6.1.10 YXLON International

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Radiography Test Equipment Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Radiography Test Equipment Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.29% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Hitachi Ltd, Canon Inc., L-3 Technologies, Hamamatsu Photonics KK, Olympus Corporation are the major companies operating in Radiography Test Equipment Market.

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