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Portable X-ray Devices Market - By Technology (Analog X-ray, Digital X-ray), By Application (Dental X-ray, Mammography, Chest X-ray, Cardiovascular, Orthopedics) By Modality (Handheld X-ray Devices, Mobile X-ray Devices), By End-use (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers) – Global Forecast to 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5964
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Portable X-ray Devices Market Size

Portable X-Ray Devices Market size was valued at over USD 6 billion in 2022 and is projected register over 8.6% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. A portable X-ray device is medical equipment that produces x-ray pictures in a portable and compact form. A film cassette or detector, a control panel, and a portable X-ray generator make up these devices. The adoption of portable x-ray equipment utilizes x-ray technology to create pictures of interior body components, enabling medical professionals to identify and track a wide range of ailments. The rising demand for medical imaging is projected to propel the industry expansion.

Portable X-Ray Devices Market

Portable X-ray devices have proven to be valuable tools in the diagnosis and management of chronic diseases. Additionally, the increased prevalence of chronic disorders is anticipated to fuel the growth of the portable X-ray devices market. The medical x-ray devices allow healthcare providers to monitor the progression and management of chronic diseases that may affect the chest or skeletal system, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Regular X-ray examinations can help assess changes in lung function, identify the development of complications, or evaluate the progression of joint damage.

COVID-19 Impact

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 moderately impacted the adoption of portable x-ray devices in 2020. The restricted growth was owing to the restrictions of elective procedures, limited hospital visits, disrupted supply chain, and lockdown in several nations. However, the market witnessed gradual growth in 2021 due to the adoption of advanced technologies, high investment in healthcare infrastructure and relaxation in lockdown in the healthcare industry. Furthermore, during the pandemic, portable X-ray machines were frequently utilized to assess symptomatic COVID-19 disease-positive patients. For instance, a research study released in November 2020 found that between 57% and 89% of COVID-19 diagnoses were made accurately with the use of chest X-rays. In order to identify such visual COVID-19 infection-related responses, X-ray devices were crucial. Therefore, due to portable X-ray machines' efficiency in identifying COVID-19 infection related complications, these devices were rapidly used for diagnosing lungs during the epidemic.

Portable X-ray Devices Industry Trends

Advancements in imaging modalities have been a significant factor for the portable X-ray devices market growth. Advancements in technology have significantly improved the performance, image quality, and ease of use of portable X-ray devices. Modern portable X-ray devices often employ digital imaging technologies, offering immediate image acquisition and the ability to manipulate and transmit images electronically. These advancements have enhanced the efficiency, accuracy, and convenience of portable X-ray examinations. Additionally, digital imaging technology offers a wide range of tools for image enhancement. Portable X-ray devices often provide features such as zooming, contrast adjustment, and image rotation, allowing healthcare providers to optimize image quality and visualize specific areas of interest more effectively. This enhances diagnostic accuracy and reduces the need for retakes.

Portable X-ray Devices Market Analysis

Portable X-ray Devices Market Size, By Technology,

Based on technology, the portable x-ray devices market is segmented into analog x-ray and digital x-ray. The digital segment accounted for over USD 4 billion in 2022 and is estimated to surpass USD 9 billion by 2032. Digital x-ray technology offers higher image resolution, contrast, and dynamic range compared to analog x-rays. This enhanced image quality allows for better visualization of anatomical structures, subtle abnormalities, and fine details, leading to improved diagnostic accuracy. Digital x-ray technology can integrate seamlessly with electronic health records (EHR) and other health information systems. This enables efficient storage, retrieval, and sharing of patient images and reports, promoting interoperability, and facilitating comprehensive patient care. Integration with EHR systems also improves documentation, data analysis, and quality assurance initiatives. Moreover, increasing application of portable x-ray devices in dental trauma or acute dental pain is projected to further boost the demand for dental digital x-ray devices.

Global Portable X-ray Devices Market Revenue Share, By Application,

Portable X-ray devices market is bifurcated based on the application including dental x-ray, mammography, chest x-ray, abdomen x-ray, cardiovascular, and others. The chest x-ray segment dominated the market and is anticipated to grow over USD 4 billion by 2032. High adoption of chest x-ray in several conditions will boost segmental growth. Chest x-ray is widely performed, and it produces images of airways, ribs, spine, blood vessels, and lungs. In order to diagnose symptoms such as fever, persistent cough, breathing difficulties and chest injury or pain the chest x-ray is performed. Moreover, chest x-ray is used to diagnose conditions and monitor treatment such as lung cancer, pneumonia, emphysema, fractures, heart failure, heart problems and placement of medical devices that includes catheters, pacemakers, or defibrillators.

Moreover, detection of infection, post operation changes and air collection in space around lung (pneumothorax) along with chronic lung conditions that includes cystic fibrosis is possible to identify through chest X-rays. Thus, detection of above-mentioned conditions through chest X-rays favour’s segment growth.

The portable x-ray devices market is segmented by modality into handheld x-ray devices and mobile x-ray devices. Mobile x-ray devices segment accounting for more than 55% revenue share in 2022 and is estimated to cross USD 8 billion by 2032. Images from a mobile x-ray equipment can be obtained at the patient's bedside in less time than it would take to transport the patient to an x-ray room. Furthermore, as market participants focus on developing unique and improved mobile x-ray technologies, this technology is becoming more extensively used. This technology is anticipated to facilitate effective and efficient patient care. Therefore, such benefits offered by mobile x-ray devices will drive the segmental demand.

The portable x-ray devices market is segmented by end-use into hospitals, diagnostic centres, and others. Hospital segment accounting for more than 44% business share in 2022 and is estimated to witness significant revenue over USD 6 billion by 2032. Surge in the number of patient visits in hospital settings along with rise in the number of surgical procedures will drive segment growth. Availability of well-developed infrastructure and skilled healthcare professionals in hospital settings will further upsurge the business landscape.

U.S. Portable X-ray Devices Market Size,

U.S. portable x-ray devices market accounted for more than USD 2 billion in 2022 and is expected to surpass USD 5 billion by 2032. The target population base's access to affordable portable x-ray devices and ongoing technical advancements are the main drivers of the regional market's expansion. Additionally, increasing healthcare expenditure on health care management and rising disposable income will fuel the growth of the U.S. portable x-ray devices industry. A number of products are approved and launched as a result of the significant presence of established market participants and the advantageous regulatory environment, notably in the U.S. As a result, the potential for market expansion will increase during the ensuing years.

Portable X-ray Devices Market Share

Some of the notable key industry players operating in the portable x-ray devices market include :

  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
  • Canon Medical Systems
  • General Electric Company
  • Koninklijke Philips NV
  • Shimadzu Corporations
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • MinXray, Inc
  • Hitachi Medical Corporation
  • Hologic, Inc.
  • PerkinElmer, Inc
  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Carestream Health

These market particiants are implementing various growth strategies such as collaborations, partnerships, acquisitions & mergers, and new product development and launches to strengthen testing method offerings as well as gain a competitive edge over others.

Portable X-ray Devices Industry News:

  • In April 2022, the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced a new mobile digital radiography device, the GM85 Fit, in order to enhance diagnosis and effective patient care with the help of advanced technology and designs. Such product launches help the company strengthen its market position.
  • In July 2021, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation acquired Hitachi Diagnostics to strengthen its imaging related business. Through this acquisition, the company aims to offer a comprehensive solution catering to range of products of services such as CT, MRI, X-ray, Endoscopy, and ultrasound systems.

Portable x-ray devices 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 Technology

  • Digital X-ray
  • Analog X-ray

By Application

  • Dental X-ray
  • Mammography
  • Chest X-ray
  • Cardiovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Others

By Modality

  • Handheld x-ray devices
  • Mobile x-ray devices

By End-use

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic centres
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Sweden
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • New Zealand
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Iran


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market size for portable X-ray devices was valued at over USD 6 billion in 2022 and will reach more than USD 15 billion by 2032.

The digital portable X-ray devices industry size will be more than USD 9 billion by 2032 as it offers higher image resolution, contrast, and dynamic range compared to analog X-rays.

U.S. portable X-ray devices size will reach more than USD 5 billion by 2032 due to access to affordable portable X-ray devices and ongoing technological advancements.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Canon Medical Systems, General Electric Company, Koninklijke Philips NV, Shimadzu Corporations, Siemens Healthineers, Hitachi Medical Corporation, Hologic, Inc., PerkinElmer, Inc, Varian Medical Systems, Carestream Health, among others.

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  • Countries covered: 32
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