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CT Scanner Market Size By Architecture (O-arm, C-arm), By Type (Portable, Stationary), By Technology (High-slice, Mid-slice, Low-slice, Cone Beam), By Application (Human [Diagnostic {Neurology, Oncology, Cardiology}, Intraoperative], Research, Veterinary), By End-use (Hospitals, Contract Research Organization {CROs}, Ambulatory Surgical Centers {ASCs}), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI2497
  • Published Date: Oct 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry trends

CT Scanner Market size exceeded USD 5.5 billion in 2019 and is expected to witness 6.4% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. Increasing advancements in CT scanner along with growing awareness pertaining to early disease diagnosis is anticipated to boost the market growth.

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Supportive government policies for healthcare funding and increasing collaboration among the major industry players for the development and distribution of advanced CT scanners are projected to fuel the industry expansion. Continuous technological advancements in CT scanners including the ability to extract clinical information from CT studies will augment the market revenue.

Moreover, due to COVID-19, the need for effective diagnosis and treatment has surged across the globe. Several industry participants in the medical device manufacturing market are continuously working to facilitate the growing needs of healthcare providers for imaging solutions. For instance, in February 2020, Samsung NeuroLogica accelerated the production of mobile CT scanner to help mitigate the rising COVID-19 crisis across China.

Growing incidence of chronic diseases will propel the demand for CT scanner devices

Increasing prevalence of chronic disorders globally is one of the key drivers influencing the CT scanner market demand through 2026. Changing lifestyle habits such as smoking, and tobacco consumption coupled with rising air pollution levels will further increase the prevalence of cancer. CT scanner is also used for effective diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

Growing incidences of risk factors such as sedentary lifestyle and obesity are some of the aspects that cause stroke, quite overtly, rising cases of stroke will result in impacting the demand for CT scanner devices. These scanners allow the physicians to accurately diagnose stroke from blood clot or bleeding within the brain. Therefore, wide range of applications in chronic diseases management and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases will render significant impact on the industry growth.

Increasing application of C-arm CT scanner will favor the market revenue

The C-arm architecture segment will showcase growth of over 6% through 2026 due to recent advancements in C-arm including flat panel technology that reduces radiation exposure and allows physicians to perform multiple procedures. The C-arm devices have several potential applications including fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging during emergency care and surgeries along with oncological, neuro interventional, and cardiac procedures. Also, C-arm CT scanner is used to improve intra-arterial therapies for liver by enhancing lesion detection and avoiding non-target embolization.

Several advantages associated with stationary CT scanner will spur the market share

The stationary CT scanner market captured above 70% share in 2019. Stationary CT scanners are preferred in large hospitals that require maximum scans every month. Also, the overall cost per examination for stationary platform scanner is less as compared to the portable scanners. Recently developed stationary CT scan systems are sufficiently reliable and provide accurate diagnosis that will enhance the demand for stationary CT scanner devices.

Rise in demand of mid-slice technology will boost the CT scanner market size

The mid-slice technology valued at around USD 1.4 billion in 2019 owing to increasing demand for CT scanners, advent in technology coupled with wide applications of mid-slice in CT angiography, cardiac perfusion, dental scans and CT colonography. Growing number of product approvals and launch of advanced CT scanners providing mid-slice range of images will fuel the market value.

Growing usage of CT scanning technology in cancer research

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The CT scanner market from research application accounted for more than 12% revenue share in 2019. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has funded research for developing technologically advanced breast CT scanner that allows 3D imaging of breast and assists radiologist in detecting hard-to-find tumours. CT scanners are also used in paleoanthropological research for biomechanical analyses of bone distribution, reconstructing external morphology of human fossils and to study brain morphology.

Rising preference towards ambulatory surgical centers will offer substantial CT scanner market growth opportunities

The ambulatory surgical centers projected to exhibit 6.5% CAGR through 2026. Ambulatory surgical centers deliver several benefits such as shorter hospital stays, and well-equipped devices as compared to the contract research organizations and hospitals. Additionally, ambulatory surgical centers offer effective treatment and diagnosis in presence of professional healthcare team. Wide accessibility of technologically advanced CT scanner devices in the ambulatory surgical centers will further accelerate the market demand.

Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in North America region

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U.S. dominated the North America CT scanner market with around 93% share in 2019, on account of the large patient population suffering from chronic diseases, rapid technological advancements and inclination of patients towards newer technologies. According to the WHO, the major cause for deaths in the U.S. are chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease (CVDs), musculoskeletal diseases, cancer and other lifestyle diseases.

Thus, growing incidence of chronic diseases in the region will surge the demand for CT scanner devices. Presence of well-established manufacturers developing innovative CT scanner for treatment of critical ailments will drive the industry growth.

Strategic initiatives undertaken by prominent players have helped them evolve as major market leaders

Some of the eminent companies operating in the CT scanner market include Samsung Healthcare (Samsung Electronics), GE Healthcare, Carestream, Hitachi Medical, Canon Medical Systems, Philips, Siemens Healthineers, Medtronic, CurveBeam, Koning, among others. These participants are undertaking several organic and inorganic growth strategies to garner higher market share.

Some of the recent industry developments:

  • In February 2020, Hitachi Medical Systems announced the launch of medical imaging innovation center in the U.S. This strategy will assist the company in developing novel medical imaging devices.

  • In May 2019, CurveBeam developed weight bearing computed tomography (CT) imaging system. This CT system has unique feature that scans the pelvis and hip. This strategic move helped the company in expanding its product offerings.

The CT scanner market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD and in terms of volume in Units from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

Market, By Architecture

  • O-arm
  • C-arm

Market, By Type

  • Portable
  • Stationary

Market, By Technology

  • High-slice
  • Mid-slice
  • Low-slice
  • Cone beam

Market, By Application

  • Human
    • Diagnostic
      • Neurology
      • Oncology
      • Cardiology
      • Others
    • Intraoperative
  • Research
  • Veterinary

Market, By End-use

  • Hospitals
  • Contract research organizations (CROs)
  • Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs)

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Kuwait


Authors: Rupali Swain, Subodh Kharad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The U.S. accounted for around 93% of the North America CT scanner market share in 2019. Presence of a large patient population suffering from chronic diseases will stimulate the market size by 2026.
The C-arm architecture segment is estimated to grow by over 6% through 2026. These scanners have numerous potential applications like in fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging during emergency care and surgeries.
The need for effective healthcare diagnosis and treatment has surged significantly since the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies in the healthcare sector are diligently working on fulfilling the requirement for effective imaging solutions by developing mobile CT scanners.
The ambulatory surgical centers segment is projected to register 6.5% CAGR through 2026. Patients are preferring visits to these centers given the benefits such as availability of well-equipped devices compared to hospitals and accessibility to effective diagnosis and treatment.

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