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Medical Radiation Detection Market Size By Type (Gas-filled Detectors, Scintillators, Solid-State), By Product (Personal Dosimeters, Area Process Dosimeters, Surface Contamination Monitors), By End-use – Global Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI6585
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
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Medical Radiation Detection Market Size

Medical Radiation Detection Market size was valued at USD 945 million in 2022 and is estimated to account for USD 1.9 billion by 2032.

Medical Radiation Detection Market

Medical radiation detection involves the use of specialized devices to identify, measure, and monitor ionizing radiation in medical applications. This practice ensures the safe and accurate use of radiation in medical imaging, radiation therapy, and other procedures. These devices help identify radiation sources, measure radiation doses received by patients and healthcare workers, ensure compliance with safety regulations, and verify the quality of radiation equipment. The market is primarily stimulated by the increasing utilization of diagnostic imaging, a rise in cancer cases and related procedures, technological advancements, and a growing awareness of radiation hazards.

The global increase in cancer cases has led to a higher demand for radiation-based treatments and diagnostic procedures. Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer patients, involving precise delivery of targeted radiation doses. In parallel, cancer diagnosis often requires multiple imaging scans, contributing to the overall radiation exposure for patients. For instance, according to the 2023 report by the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated total of 1,958,310 new cancer cases in the U.S. This is equivalent to approximately 5,370 cases per day.

Additionally, the report forecasts about 55,720 new cases of ductal carcinoma in-situ in women and 89,070 new cases of melanoma in-situ of the skin. Therefore, the rising number of cancer cases and the associated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures drive the need for accurate and reliable radiation detection tools to optimize treatment outcomes and minimize risks.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 crisis placed medical systems all over the world under unprecedented high pressure. It had a moderate impact on the growth of medical radiation detection market owing to the application of diagnostic imaging for assessing the severity of infection. The demand for medical imaging modalities gained popularity since the outbreak of the second wave and upsurged post that period. As per a study published in the Radiological Society of North America in June 2021, chest CT was found to be 80% accurate in diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonia and predicting the need for intubation. Accuracy of the chest CT was seen to be 86% after five days of symptoms.


Medical Radiation Detection Market Trends

Diagnostic imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine have become integral to modern medical practice. These imaging modalities aid in the accurate diagnosis and monitoring of various medical conditions. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) reports a yearly increase in diagnostic medical procedures, reaching around 3.6 billion globally, with a substantial portion performed on children under 15.

Furthermore, according to the World Nuclear Association highlights the annual occurrence of over 40 million nuclear medicine procedures, driven by a rising demand for radioisotopes that grows by up to 5% each year. Therefore, with increased utilization of diagnostic imaging the demand for effective radiation detection tools is anticipated to grow. Furthermore, technological advancements have considerably improved the capabilities of radiation detection devices. These advancements encompass heightened sensitivity, precision, and the capacity to detect various types of ionizing radiation.

Moreover, modern devices are often characterized by their compactness, user-friendliness, and real-time data monitoring capabilities. These technological strides have led to the development of wearable and portable radiation detection solutions, facilitating continuous monitoring of radiation exposure for both healthcare personnel and patients.

Medical Radiation Detection Market Analysis

Medical Radiation Detection Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

The medical radiation detection market by type is categorized into gas-filled detectors, scintillators and solid-state. The gas-filled detectors segment garnered USD 390 million revenue size in the year 2022. The dominance of the segment is attributed to its reliability, sensitivity, and versatility in detecting ionizing radiation. For instance, gas-filled detectors such as Geiger-Muller counters and ionization chambers were widely adopted in medical settings for their accurate radiation measurements in applications such as diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. Their ability to detect various ionizing radiation types, compatibility with medical devices, and established track record solidified their preference among healthcare professionals.

Medical Radiation Detection Market Share, By Product, 2022

Based on product, the medical radiation detection market is segmented into personal dosimeters, area process dosimeters, surface contamination monitors and others. The personal dosimeters segment dominated accounted for over 38% business share in the year 2022 and is anticipated to witness highest growth during the forecast period. The segment’s largest market share can be attributed to its compact wearable design, real-time monitoring capability, and wide applicability across healthcare settings. Furthermore, increased awareness of radiation risks emphasizes the importance of continuous and accurate monitoring.

Moreover, these devices, powered by advanced technology, enhance safety protocols, foster accountability in radiation-prone environments, and standardize radiation monitoring practices. Therefore, adoption of this detection products helps to improve safety measures by ensuring a safer approach to radiation management in medical settings.

Based on end-use, the medical radiation detection market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and others. The hospitals segment accounted for over 39% revenue share in the year 2022 and is anticipated to witness highest growth during the forecast period. The dominance of the hospitals segment is rooted in its extensive use of radiation-based medical procedures and its commitment to patient safety. Hospitals, as primary healthcare hubs, conduct numerous procedures such as X-rays and CT scans, driving the demand for accurate radiation detection tools. Therefore, the consistent demand for radiation detection devices in hospitals, fuelled by patient volume and facility expansion.

U.S. Medical Radiation Detection Market Size, 2020 -2032 (USD Million)

 U.S. medical radiation detection market accounted for USD 324 million revenue size in 2022 and is predicted to witness substantial market growth over the analysis timeline. Increasing geriatric population base along with the rising incidence of cancer in the country will drive the U.S. market growth. For instance, as per the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated 1,958,310 new cases of cancer and 609,820 cancer-related deaths are anticipated to take place in the U.S. in the year 2023. Thus, the growing prevalence of cancer cases and the corresponding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures increases the demand for precise radiation detection instruments in the country.

Additionally, the U.S. healthcare infrastructure's technological advancements and investments further contributed to its market influence. Therefore, the country’s commitment to innovation, strict regulations, and robust healthcare system collectively plays a pivotal role in stimulating the regional market growth.

Medical Radiation Detection Market Share

Some of the eminent market participants operating in the medical radiation detection market include

  • Landauer
  • UAB Polimaster Europe
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • Sierra radiation dosimetry service, Inc
  • PTW Freiburg GmbH
  • Mirion Technologies, Inc
  • MP biomedicals
  • IBA Dosimetry GmbH
  • Sanlar Imex Services Private Limited

These market players are undertaking several growth strategies including partnerships, collaborations, acquisitions & mergers, and new product development & launches to strengthen their product portfolio as well as gain a competitive edge over others.

Medical Radiation Detection Industry News:

  • In March 2023, Polimaster launched the Polismart iOS app, that was made available for iPhones and iPads. This release helps to establish a smarter operational approach for Polimaster products, providing users with advanced radiation exposure analytics and comprehensive insights.
  • In May 2023, Flyability, an indoor drone solutions provider, collaborated with Mirion Technologies to introduce a radiation surveying payload for the Elios 3 indoor inspection drone. This solution integrated Mirion's RDS-32 radiation survey meter with Elios 3's LiDAR technology, allowing users to map environments, collect radiological data, and position it within a high-resolution 3D model of the asset.

Medical Radiation detection market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Type (USD Million)

  • Gas-filled detectors
  • Scintillators
  • Solid-state

By Product (USD Million)

  • Personal dosimeters
  • Area process dosimeters
  • Surface contamination monitors
  • Others

By End-use (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • Denmark
    • Poland
    • Sweden
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • New Zealand
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
    • Indonesia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Turkey
Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy , Pratiksha Kamthe

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The medical radiation detection industry was valued at USD 945 million in 2022 and is estimated to account for USD 1.9 billion by 2032, backed by the increase in cancer cases globally.

The gas-filled detectors segment garnered USD 390 million in the year 2022 and will witness continuous demand in the coming years attributed to the reliability, sensitivity, and versatility of the product in detecting ionizing radiation.

U.S. medical radiation detection market accounted for USD 324 million in 2022 and is predicted to witness substantial growth over 2023-2032, owing to the increasing geriatric population base along with the rising incidence of cancer.

Landauer, UAB Polimaster Europe, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Sierra radiation dosimetry service, Inc, PTW Freiburg GmbH, ATOMTEX, Mirion Technologies, Inc, MP biomedicals, IBA Dosimetry GmbH and Sanlar Imex Services Private Limited, among others.

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