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Bone Densitometer Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

  • ID: 4896022
  • Report
  • June 2022
  • Region: Global
  • 120 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
The Bone Densitometer Systems Market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the bone densitometer systems market. The decrease in the imaging volumes during the pandemic may affect the growth pace of the market. For Instance, the Journal of American College of Radiology article titled ‘Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic on Imaging Case Volumes’ published in May 2020 reported that the total imaging volume in 2020 (weeks 1-16) declined by 12.29% compared with 2019. It also reported that Post-COVID-19 (weeks 10-16) revealed a greater decrease (28.10%) in imaging volumes across all patient service locations. The same source also reported that an 88% decline was seen at week 16 in outpatient imaging, and x-rays contributed to a nearly 22% decline. Such a decline in volumes due to pandemics also affects the bone densitometer systems market’s growth.

Furthermore, the reduction in the number of orthopedic surgeries due to the pandemic has also impacted the market’s growth, as orthopedic surgeries are one of the most common applications for x-ray diagnosis. For Instance, the International Journal of Environment Research and Health article titled ‘Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Orthopedic Surgery in Three Centers from Romania’ published in February 2021 reported that arthroscopies procedures dropped to 34.5% in March 2020, and in June 2020, there was only one-third of the volume of 2019. It also reported that in March and April 2020, upper limb trauma admissions decreased to 64.3 and 45.5% of 2019, respectively, and admissions for combined extremity trauma decreased by half in March and April 2020 compared to 2019. Such a decrease in volume for orthopedic surgery has also impacted the market's growth.

Due to the rising prevalence of osteoarthistis and vitamin Deficiencies, increased adoption of bone densitometers, and technological advancements are key factors fueling the bone densitometer systems market growth. For instance, according to a report titled, ‘The Burden of Osteoarthritis in Canada (2021)’ commissioned by the Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit (ACREU), around 15% of Canadians aged 20 years and above had osteoarthritis. The report further stated that more than 4 million Canadians, or about one in every seven adults, have osteoarthritis. The high burden of such disorders is expected to boost the demand for bone densitometers system for accurate diagnosis, ultimately driving the market growth.

However, the market's expansion is hampered by the debate over the efficacy of bone densitometers for individual clinical decision-making over the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Axial Bone Densitometry is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

Axial bone densitometry has been accounted for a large share in the market owing to the high adoption of densitometers based on this technology. The increasing adoption rate can be attributed to the fulfillment of different requirements of clinicians by axial bone densitometers as there is a high prevalence of osteoporosis patients.

In axial bone densitometry, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the most widely used technique for assessing bone density in the body. This device is used for both central and peripheral bone mineral density (BMD) scans and it is widely used due to its high precision, easy handling, and safety of usage for both adults and children. Furthermore, consistent technological developments over time, such as the introduction of integrated digital detectors and computer-assisted & ultrasonic densitometers, have been proven to have high comfort and ease of operation and reduced measuring time. For instance, in February 2022, Echolight Medical and Aurora Spine Corporation have engaged in a cooperative co-marketing agreement. Aurora is engaging in the development and manufacturing of DEXA Technology-based Spinal Implants, while Echolight is in the business of non-ionizing radiation bone health assessment. The two companies agreed to market one other's products to their respective consumers and prospects as part of the Aurora DEXA Platform. Aurora can combine Echolight's bone health assessment capabilities with its proprietary DEXA Technology-based patient-matched implants, and Echolight can market and publicize Echolight's devices to assess which of Aurora's DEXA Technology implants is best for each patient's bone quality, whether normal, osteopenia, or osteoporotic. Hence all these technological advancements and partnership strategies are expected to lead to the target market growth.

North America Region is Dominating the Bone Densitometer Systems Market Over the Forecast Period

North America has been accounted for a large share of the market, due to the various collaborative efforts undertaken by various companies in this region to improve their R&D capabilities and keep high medical standards that are expected to propel the demand across this region. The market for bone densitometer systems in the United States is being driven by the increasing use of advanced technology in healthcare systems and the rising burden of chronic diseases in the country. For instance, according to GLOBOCAN 2020, 2,281,658 new cancer cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2020, with 612,390 fatalities. Similarly, according to the Arthritis Foundation Fact Sheet, 2019, the number of adults in the United States with doctor-diagnosed arthritis is expected to reach 78.4 million by 2040, accounting for 25.9% of all adults in the country. Thus, cancer is a significant contributor to bone loss and fractures. This is attributable to both cancer cells' direct impacts on the skeleton and cancer-specific medicines' negative effects on bone cells. Therefore, the increased prevalence of chronic diseases increases the demand for accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan that is both efficient and timely from healthcare providers. As a result, the studied market in the region is expected to grow over the coming years.

The market is predicted to grow due to the growing elderly population in Mexico and an increase in cases of chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and orthopedic disorders. According to the World Population Ageing 2019 report, the population of Mexicans aged 65 and more is anticipated to grow to 26,416 thousand by 2050 and from 9,462 thousand in 2019. As a result, the aged population is most vulnerable to various age-related bone diseases. The demand for bone densitometer systems at healthcare facilities is anticipated to increase in the future, propelling the market growth.

Competitive Landscape

There have been a few companies that have made a substantial contribution to the market's growth. The market's growth has been aided by product innovation and ongoing R&D activities to develop advanced technologies. Due to the market's concentrated nature, competition is severe, with the top three firms reporting to have a majority of the market share. To keep up with the fierce rivalry, the market's major participants are making a variety of strategic maneuvers. The key players operating in the target market include GE Healthcare, Hologic Inc., Beammed Ltd., DMS Imaging, Swissray International, Inc., Xingaoyi Medical Equipment Co. Ltd. Eurotec Medical Systems srl, Trivitron Healthcare, Scanflex Healthcare AB, Medonica Co. LTD, OsteoSys Corp, CyberLogic, Inc., MEDILINK, Osteometer MediTech, CompuMed, Inc., Echolight S.p.a, and Eurotec Medical Systems SRL.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Surge in Incidence of Osteoporosis and Vitamin D Deficiency
4.2.2 Increase in Adoption of Bone Densitometers
4.2.3 Technological Advancements in the Field of Bone Densitometry
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Risks Associated with Bone Densitometers
4.3.2 High Cost of Bone Densitometers
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)
5.1 By Technology
5.1.1 Axial Bone Densitometry Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) Quantitative computed tomography (QCT)
5.1.2 Peripheral Bone Densitometry Single Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (SEXA) Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (pDEXA) Radiographic Absorptiometry (RA) Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT)
5.2 By End User
5.2.1 Hospitals
5.2.2 Specialty Clinics
5.2.3 Others
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Middle East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.3.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 GE Healthcare
6.1.2 Hologic Inc.
6.1.3 Beammed Ltd.
6.1.4 DMS Imaging
6.1.5 Swissray International, Inc.
6.1.7 Osteometer MediTech
6.1.8 CompuMed, Inc.
6.1.9 Echolight S.p.a
6.1.10 Eurotec Medical Systems srl
6.1.11 Xingaoyi Medical Equipment Co. Ltd
6.1.12 Eurotec Medical Systems srl
6.1.13 Trivitron Healthcare
6.1.14 Scanflex Healthcare AB
6.1.15 Medonica Co. LTD
6.1.16 CyberLogic, Inc.
6.1.17 OsteoSys Corp

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Hologic Inc.
  • Beammed Ltd.
  • DMS Imaging
  • Swissray International, Inc.
  • Osteometer MediTech
  • CompuMed, Inc.
  • Echolight S.p.a
  • Eurotec Medical Systems srl
  • Xingaoyi Medical Equipment Co. Ltd
  • Eurotec Medical Systems srl
  • Trivitron Healthcare
  • Scanflex Healthcare AB
  • Medonica Co. LTD
  • CyberLogic, Inc.
  • OsteoSys Corp