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Digital Radiography - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 497 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Digital Radiography in US$ Million and Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 70 companies including many key and niche players such as:

- Air Techniques Inc.
- Analogic Corporation
- Canon U.S.A. Inc.
- Carestream Health Inc.
- GE Healthcare Limited
- Hologic Inc.
- Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.
- IMIX Holding AB
- Mindray Medical International Ltd.
- Philips Healthcare
- Sectra
- Siemens Healthcare
- Suni Medical Imaging Inc.
- Swissray International Inc
- Shimadzu Corporation
- Trixell S.A.S.
- Varian Medical Systems Inc.
- Infimed Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & RODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Digital Radiography Changing the Dynamics of Medical Imaging II-1
Where Does DR Stand in a Changing Medical Imaging Landscape? II-1
Why DR? II-2
How DR Outperforms CR II-3
Note on Technology Uptake II-4
Lessons Learnt Along the Way II-4
What's the Ground Reality Today? II-5
How Far Has Radiology Come In the Current Digital Age? II-5
How Far Will CR & DR Go Hand-in-Hand II-6
How Long before DR Becomes Mainstream As CR? II-7
Complications in System Integration Comes As a Major Reality
Shock II-7
So Why Go Digital? II-8
In Conclusion, What Are the Market Prospects for DR? II-8
Outlook II-9
Enabling Technologies of DR Detectors II-9
Large Area TFT II-10
Conclusions II-10
The Next Future Wave of Digital Radiography II-10
How Is the Technology Different From Charged-Coupled Devices? II-11
What the Industry Offers & Where to Look for Good Deals II-11

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-13
Impact of Economy Slowdown II-13
Short Market Sizzlers II-14
Dental Practices Increasingly Adopt Digital Radiography II-14
Component Manufacturers Eye Low Cost DR Retrofit Market in
Europe and Asia II-14
Innovations & Price Erosions Keep DR Market Aflame II-15
Continuous R&D Efforts Keep the Market Pulsating II-15
Competitive Scenario: A Review II-15
The Importance of PACS in Driving DR Deployment II-16
What's the Real World Hitch? II-17
DR Procedural Volumes On the Rise II-17
Key Statistics: II-18
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Digital Radiography Procedures by Geographic Region/Country:
US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Procedural
Volumes in Millions for the Years 2009 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 2: World 7-Year Perspective for Digital Radiography
Procedures by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Procedural Volumes for US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2010, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 3: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Digital Radiography Procedures Radiography by Procedure
Type: Digital Chest Radiography, Digital Abdomen/Pelvis
Radiography, Digital Radiography of Extremities, Digital
Spine & Skull Radiographs and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Procedural Volumes in Millions for the Years
2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 4: US 7-Year Perspective for Digital Radiography
Procedures by Procedure Type - Percentage Breakdown of
Procedural Volumes for Digital Chest Radiography, Digital
Abdomen/ Pelvis Radiography, Digital Radiography of
Extremities, Digital Spine & Skull Radiographs and Others
for Years 2010, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21
Installations Worldwide II-21

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-22
A Primer II-22
Limitations of Traditional/ Analog Detectors II-22
Modern Tools for Superior Image Capture II-22
Image Intensifier -TV (II-TV) Camera Systems II-22
Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Technology II-23
Digital Detectors II-23
Flat Panel Detectors II-23
Amorphous Selenium Detector Technology (Direct Conversion
Detectors) II-24
Amorphous Silicon Detector Technology (Indirect Conversion
Detectors) II-24
CCD (Charge-Coupled Devices) II-24
Storage Phosphor Detectors II-25
Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) II-25
Digital Radiography (DR): A Technical Exposition II-25
Functioning of a Typical DR System II-26
Advantages of DR Systems II-26
Disadvantages of DR Systems II-26
Evaluation of DR Systems II-27
Detector Element and Matrix Size II-27
Spatial Resolution II-27
Image Quality II-28
A Comparison Between Screen-Film Detectors & Digital Detectors II-28
How Does DR Compare With CR? II-28
Computed Radiography Vis-à-Vis Digital Radiography: A Comparison II-29
CR Vis-à-Vis Conventional Film II-29
Advantages II-29
Disadvantages II-29
Radiography: A Primer II-30
Imaging Modalities Used in Radiography II-30
Fluoroscopy II-30
Computed Tomography II-30
Ultrasound II-31
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) II-31
DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) II-31
Nuclear Medicine II-31
DR in Veterinary II-31

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/INTRODUCTIONS II-32
Carestream Health Upgrades Carestream DRX-1 System II-32
Sirona Dental Systems Launches Schick 33 II-32
UMG Medical Imaging Introduces OTC12 Radiographic Suite and
Overhead Tube Crane Series II-32
FUJIFILM Medical Systems Unveils AcSelerate Digital
Radiography (DR) Unit II-33
MinXray to Launch SA100AP.DR Digital Radiography System II-33
Vatech America Obtains FDA Approval for PaX-i Range of Digital
X-Ray Systems II-33
Carestream Health Launches Software Features for DRX Digital
Radiography Systems II-34
Varian to Launch PaxPower X-ray Tubes and PaxScan Flat Panel
Digital Detectors II-34
GE Healthcare Unveils Discovery XR656 II-34
Canon U.S.A. Unveils New CXDI-401 Series II-34
IDC Extends Product Line by Adding Flat Panel Digital Solution II-35
IMIX Introduces Three New Digital Detectors II-35
Siemens Launches Multix Fusion Series II-36
Siemens Launches Multix Select DR II-36
Konica Minolta Releases Xpress DR System II-36
eFotoXpress Introduces a New EAGLE Digital Radiography System II-37
Canon Launches CXDI-70C, Wireless Digital Radiography Sensor
System II-38
Vetel Diagnostics Installs EmpowerEQ Wireless DR System at San
Francisco Zoo II-38
Konica Minolta Demonstrates ImagePilot, Integrated Digital
Radiotherapy and Orthopedic EMR Systems II-38
Canon Develops CXDI-70C, the First Wireless Digital
Radiography System II-39
InnoVet Rolls Out Digital/Digital-Ready Veterinary
Radiographic Systems under “Versa Family” II-39
Mindray Rolls Out DigiEye 760 II-40
Royal Philips Electronics Introduces DigitalDiagnost - ER
Wireless X-ray system and Juno DRF II-40
GE Healthcare Introduces FlashPad II-40
DALSA to Unveil Latest Developments in Digital X-Ray Imaging II-40
IDCL Introduces Magellan 3.6 Imaging Software II-40
Siemens Introduces Ysio Digital Radiography Systems with
Riverain Medicals SoftView Enhanced Chest Imaging Technology II-41
DALSA Unveils Helios10 MD Panel II-41
North Star Imaging Unveils efX-DR Digital Radiography Image
Analysis Software II-41
Genesis Digital to Launch ‘NEO DR Wireless System' Jointly
with Carestream II-42
Vetel Diagnostics Launches Companion Animal Digital
Radiography (DR) System II-42
Canon Europe Launches Four Direct Digital Radiography Detectors II-42
Hudson Digital Systems Unveils the First Flat Panel Digital
Radiography Detector Priced Under US$50K II-43
EDGE Medical Introduces a Digital Plasma-based Imaging Detector II-43
Canon Unveils a Digital Radiography System, CXDI-40G II-43
Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New DR Systems II-44
Fujifilm to Introduce Internet-Based Support Service II-44
Imaging Dynamics Rolls Out Magellan 3.4 II-44
InfiMed Launches i4 DR II-45
Eklin Medical Systems Launches RapidStudy DR Imaging and VIA
Solutions II-45
Royal Philips Electronics Rolls Out Essenta DR Compact II-45
Varian Medical Systems Exhibits PaxScan Flat Panel X-Ray Image
Detectors II-46
Canon Medical Systems Develops Portable Flat-Panel DR System II-46
GE Healthcare Launches range of DR X-Ray Products II-46
SimonDR Launches VetVision DRDs in Collaboration with Del Medical II-47

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-48
Varian Medical Systems Acquires InfiMed II-48
Fujinon Merges with Fujifilm Medical II-48
3DISC Imaging Takes Over CoreWare II-48
Canon Europe Takes Over Delft Diagnostic Imaging II-49
Spellman High Voltage Electronics Snaps Up K&S Röntgenwerk Bochum II-49
Health Canada Sanctions Medical Device License to CARESTREAM
DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System II-50
FC Barcelona Purchases DRX-Evolution System II-50
ImageWorks and Sound-Eklin Enter into Partnership II-50
Agfa HealthCare Secures Contract from Novation for Digital
Radiography Systems II-51
IMIX Enters into Partnership with Novarad II-51
Canon Acquires FDA Approval for Two Digital Radiography Detectors II-51
Carestream Health Takes Over Quantum Medical Imaging II-52
MAGNET Group Adds CARESTREAM DRX-Imaging and RIS/PACS Systems II-52
IMIX Merges Operations with Arcoma II-53
Barco Acquires FIMI II-53
IMIX and NovaRad Team Up to Make DR Affordable to Orthopedic
Centers and Small Hospitals II-54
IDC Inks Deal with Merge Healthcare for ProPlanner™ Software II-54
Intermountain Healthcare and Carestream Health Ink Agreement
for DRX-1 Systems II-55

6. INDUSTRY ACTIVITY IN PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-56
VCA Antech Acquires Eklin Medical Systems II-56
Shimadzu Inks a Partnership Agreement with EDDA II-56
IMIX Americas Inks Cooperation Agreement with Arcoma II-57
IDC Receives Three Contracts for Indian Hospitals II-57
IDC Inks Strategic Distribution Agreement with White Mountain
Imaging II-58
KDF Supplies 844i Systems for Digital X-Ray Production Facility II-58
Eklin Medical and AVENTIX Animal Health Ink Distributorship
Agreement II-58
Swissray Sells Operations II-58
Carestream Health Bags New Orders for Imaging Systems II-59
Carestream Health's New DRX-1 System Obtains License from
Health Canada II-59
Canon Purchases Virtual Imaging II-60
Merge Healthcare and Eklin Medical Systems Expand Distribution
Agreement II-60
IMIX and FusionOne Enter into Partnership II-60
SimonDR and Advance Micro Systems Enter into Partnership II-61

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-62
Air Techniques, Inc. (USA) II-62
Analogic Corporation (USA) II-62
Canon U.S.A., Inc. (USA) II-62
Carestream Health, Inc (USA) II-63
GE Healthcare Limited (USA) II-63
Hologic, Inc. (USA) II-64
Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd. (Canada) II-64
IMIX Holding AB (Sweden) II-64
Mindray Medical International Ltd. (China) II-64
Philips Healthcare (USA) II-65
Sectra (Sweden) II-65
Siemens Healthcare (Germany) II-66
Suni Medical Imaging, Inc. (USA) II-66
Swissray International, Inc (USA) II-66
Shimadzu Corporation (Japan) II-67
Trixell S.A.S. (France) II-67
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (USA) II-67
Infimed, Inc. (USA) II-68

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-69
Value Analytics II-69
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current, and Future Analysis for
Digital Radiography by Geographic Region/Country - US, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 6: World Historic Review for Digital Radiography by
Geographic Region/Country - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Digital Radiography by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71
Unit Analytics II-72
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current, and Future Analysis for
Digital Radiography by Geographic Region/Country - US, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 9: World Historic Review for Digital Radiography by
Geographic Region/Country - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Digital Radiography
by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
A Quick Primer III-1
PACS: A Real Growth Driver III-2
Table 11: US Radiology PACS Market (2011 Q 1): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Key Vendors - McKesson, GE Healthcare,
Philips Healthcare, FujiFilm, Agfa, Merge Healthcare,
Siemens Healthcare, DR Systems, Cerner, Sectra, Carestream
Health and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Trends In a Capsule III-3
Cost Savings & Operational Benefits to Drive Adoption of DR
Systems III-3
Market Restraints III-4
Dental Radiology Equipment Market to Register Strong Growth III-4
Table 12: Dental Digital Radiography Penetration (2011):
Breakdown by Age Group (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4
Product Launches/Introductions III-4
Strategic Corporate Developments III-19
Key Players III-28
B.Market Analytics III-33
Value Analytics III-33
Table 13: US Recent Past, Current and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 14: US Historic Review for Digital Radiography with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Volume Analytics III-35
Table 15: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales in Units for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 16: US Historic Review for Digital Radiography with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

2. JAPAN III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Outlook III-37
A Lucrative Market for Ferreting Market Opportunity III-37
Product Launches/Introductions III-37
Strategic Corporate Developments III-38
Key Players III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Value Analytics III-40
Table 17: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 18: Japanese Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Volume Analytics III-42
Table 19: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 20: Japanese Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

3. EUROPE III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Outlook III-44
Market Dynamics III-44
Market Restraints III-44
Crossing Over the Market Barriers: How Does the Industry Do
It? III-45
PACS and HIS Propel Growth III-45
New Wireless Retrofit FPDs Drive Mobile X-Ray Market in Europe III-46
DR in Veterinary Applications III-46
Price Patterns III-46
Product Launches/Developments III-47
Strategic Corporate Developments III-49
Key Players III-52
B.Market Analytics III-54
Value Analytics III-54
Table 21: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Digital Radiography by Region/Country - France,
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, and Rest of European Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 22: European Historic Review for Digital Radiography
by Region/Country - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, and
Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 23: European 15-Year Perspective for Digital
Radiography by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
Revenues for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, and Rest of
Europe for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56
Volume Analytics III-57
Table 24: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Digital Radiography by Region/Country - France,
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, and Rest of European Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 25: European Historic Review for Digital Radiography
by Region/Country - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, and
Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 26: European 15-Year Perspective for Digital
Radiography by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, and Rest
of Europe for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

3a. FRANCE III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Brief Note on the Digital Radiography Market III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Value Analytics III-61
Table 27: French Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 28: French Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62
Volume Analytics III-63
Table 29: French Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 30: French Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

3b. GERMANY III-65
Market Analysis III-65
Value Analytics III-65
Table 31: German Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 32: German Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66
Volume Analytics III-67
Table 33: German Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 34: German Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

3c. ITALY III-69
Market Analysis III-69
Value Analytics III-69
Table 35: Italian Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 36: Italian Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70
Volume Analytics III-71
Table 37: Italian Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 38: Italian Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-73
A.Market Analysis III-73
Outlook III-73
PACS: The Real Growth Driver .Or Is It? III-73
B.Market Analytics III-74
Value Analytics III-74
Table 39: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 40: UK Historic Review for Digital Radiography with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75
Volume Analytics III-76
Table 41: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 42: UK Historic Review for Digital Radiography with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

3e. SPAIN III-78
Market Analysis III-78
Value Analytics III-78
Table 43: Spanish Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 44: Spanish Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79
Volume Analytics III-80
Table 45: Spanish Recent Past, Current, and Future Market
Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales in Units
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 46: Spanish Historic Review for Digital Radiography
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

3f. REST OF EUROPE III-82
Market Analysis III-82
Value Analytics III-82
Table 47: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current, and Future
Market Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 48: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Digital
Radiography with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-83
Volume Analytics III-84
Table 49: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current, and Future
Market Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 50: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Digital
Radiography with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-86
A.Market Analysis III-86
Outlook III-86
A Primer III-86
Chinese DR Market Set to Grow Significantly III-86
Product Launches III-87
Strategic Corporate Development III-87
Key Player III-87
B.Market Analytics III-88
Value Analytics III-88
Table 51: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Market Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 52: Asia Pacific Historic Review for Digital
Radiography with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-89
Volume Analytics III-90
Table 53: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Market Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 54: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Digital
Radiography with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

5. REST OF WORLD III-92
A.Market Analysis III-92
Outlook III-92
Product Launches/Developments III-92
Strategic Corporate Developments III-94
B.Market Analytics III-96
Value Analytics III-96
Table 55: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Market Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 56: Rest of World Historic Review for Digital
Radiography with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-97
Volume Analytics III-98
Table 57: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Market Analysis for Digital Radiography with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 58: Rest of World Historic Review for Digital
Radiography with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 70 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (95)

The United States (47)
Canada (5)
Japan (6)
Europe (26)
- France (2)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (4)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (15)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)
Middle East (2)
Africa (1)

Digital Radiography (DR) has emerged as one of the most dynamic segments of the overall medical imaging industry. DR is claiming to be the future of radiography and is today being implemented on a wider scale than hitherto envisaged. Faster processing, cost reduction, improved patient safety are all advantages that are driving the technology acceptance in the marketplace. The technology promises to offer such benefits as better medical evaluations and the resulting edge in making optimum treatment decisions. With radiography going increasingly digital and with modern cutting edge direct digital radiography systems offering breakthrough image data capturing abilities, pressure is mounting on the functionality of PACS to support such DR systems. The market for digital radiography is capital intensive and is subject to frequent technological obsolescence given the blistering pace of innovation, refinement and sophistication of DR equipment and systems. The market is currently witnessing the popularity of wireless, portable DR detectors with form factor of conventional film-screen cassettes. Also gaining traction are Point-Of-Service DR imaging, which allows image acquisition, processing, and display to be performed in the operating room or bedside.

DR faces tough challenge from two prime technologies - computed radiography (CR) and film digitizers. These two technologies were the first breakthrough inventions in digitalizing film images. Computed Radiography (CR) is a radiographic technology developed in early 1980s, and is a precursor to the DR technology. Presently, both CR and DR exist in the marketplace concomitantly, a trend that is expected to continue through the medium term. Reasons cited for such co-existence include most importantly the cost differentials between the two technologies. DR technology offers image clarity on par with CR systems and the challenge confronted by DR is to contend and gain popularity on its advantage of overthrowing the use, and handling of cassettes associated with CR systems.

As stated by the new market research report on Digital Radiography, the United States represents the single largest market for digital radiography, globally. The digital radiography market in the US contracted largely from 2008 to 2010, the peak period of the global financial downturn that was triggered by sub-prime crisis in the US. While the economic recession drained the financial strength of most US hospitals, both public and private, and exerted pressure on sales of DR systems, the medium to long term cost benefits offered by DR systems is expected to lead to a quick resurgence in demand dynamics in the near term across the developed economies. Further, aging population is also enhancing the sales of digital radiography equipment as older people require more frequent and safer radiography procedures. In the emerging markets DR is sporting a new look as the healthcare environment in this continent changes to meet modern standards. China, India and South Korea are the major markets driving growth in Asia. The uptake of DR technology by surgeons and radiologists in Asia is immense, and bodes a good sign for the market’s future.

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