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X-ray Detectors Market - By Detector Type (Flat-Panel Detectors (FPD), Computed Radiography (CR) Detectors, Charge Coupled Device Detectors), Application (Medical Application, Dental Application), End-use (Hospital, Diagnostic Laboratories) – Global Forecast to 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7005
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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X-ray Detectors Market Size

X-ray Detectors Market size was valued at USD 3.6 billion in 2022 and is estimated to account for USD 6.3 billion by 2032. X-ray detectors are devices designed to detect and measure X-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation with higher energy and shorter wavelength than visible light.


X-ray Detectors Market

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The demand for early disease diagnosis has been increasing globally due to several factors, including rising awareness about early detection, and the growing burden of chronic diseases. As per statistics, in 2023, around 1,958,310 new cases and 609,820 deaths due to cancer are anticipated to occur in the U.S. Early detection methods are crucial in improving cancer survival rates. Therefore, as the demand for early diagnosis of diseases continues to rise, the demand for x-ray detectors will also increase.


Technological advancements in x-ray detectors have significantly improved their efficiency, image quality, and diagnostic capabilities. Digital x-ray detectors have largely replaced traditional film-based systems. Direct Digital Radiography (DR) systems offer immediate image capture without the need for processing, leading to faster diagnoses. Therefore, the increasing technological advancements will boost the adoption of x-ray detectors, thereby accelerating the market progress.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a detrimental impact on the medical x-ray market, that accounted for USD 13 billion in 2022, primarily due to disruptions in supply chains, reduced demand for non-urgent medical procedures, resource reallocation, financial strain on healthcare system, and market uncertainty. These factors collectively led to decreased adoption of x-ray detectors and deferred diagnostic procedures for treatment of diseases. Therefore, the pandemic significantly hindered the growth and operational dynamics of the market for x-ray detectors.  


X-ray Detectors Market Trends

Increased awareness about the benefits of medical imaging technology has played a significant role in encouraging x-ray detectors appropriate and timely use in various fields.  Medical institutions conduct workshops and seminars for healthcare professionals to increase awareness and adoption rate of these devices. For instance, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) hosts annual conferences wherein doctors learn about the latest advancements in medical imaging technologies, including x-ray detectors. Thus, rising initiatives by organizations will lead to growing awareness regarding x-ray imaging devices such as x-ray detectors, dental digital x-ray, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA),  x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, among others, further fuelling the market expansion.


  • Industries and workplaces that use X-ray technology for quality control and inspection purposes provide training to employees. This training covers the safe operation of X-ray machines, radiation protection measures, and the importance of accurate inspections in ensuring product quality and safety, thereby generating awareness regarding x-ray detectors.
  • Therefore, as the awareness and availability of x-ray detectors continue to grow, the demand for x-ray detectors as a part of comprehensive medical care will also rise.

X-ray Detectors Market Analysis

 X-ray Detectors Market Size, By Detector Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The market by type is categorized into flat panel (FPD), computed radiography (CR), charge coupled device, and other detectors type. The flat-panel detectors segment garnered USD 1.8 billion revenue size in the year 2022. The dominance of the segment can be attributed to their high image quality, versatility, and established efficacy.


  • Flat-panel detectors (FPDs) are widely used in various imaging applications, including medical radiography, fluoroscopy, and industrial inspection, due to several advantages they offer over traditional imaging technologies.
  • Additionally, FPDs offer real-time imaging capabilities, making them invaluable in procedures wherein live imaging is necessary, such as fluoroscopy during surgeries or interventional radiology procedures. The immediate feedback provided by real-time imaging aids in decision-making for medical interventions.


X-ray Detectors Market Share, By Application, 2022

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Based on application, the x-ray detectors market is segmented into medical application, dental application, other applications. The medical application segment dominated the market and accounted for over 46% business share in the year 2022. High segment share is attributed to their higher incidence of diseases, immediate treatment requirements, and accurate diagnostic results.


  • X-ray detectors capture detailed images of bones and soft tissues, aiding in the diagnosis of fractures, infections, and tumors.
  • Additionally, digital X-ray detectors provide immediate results, allowing for faster diagnoses and treatment decisions. Furthermore, advanced detectors require lower radiation doses, reducing patient exposure while maintaining image quality.

Therefore, the widespread utilization and adoption of these devices in addressing various disorders contribute significantly towards the growth of the segment.


The x-ray detectors market by end-use is categorized into hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and others. The diagnostic laboratories segment garnered USD 1.7 billion revenue size in the year 2022.


  • Diagnostic laboratories play a crucial role in the market, contributing to the advancement of medical imaging technologies and patient care. Diagnostic laboratories often engage in R&D activities to improve existing technologies and develop new, more efficient detectors.
  • Furthermore, diagnostic laboratories contribute to the establishment and improvement of standards related to X-ray detector performance, safety, and image quality, promoting consistency across the market.


U.S. X-ray Detectors Market Size, 2020 -2032 (USD Billion)

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U.S. x-ray detectors market accounted for USD 1.34 billion revenue size in 2022 and is predicted to witness substantial market growth over the analysis timeline.

  • The U.S. has solidified its dominant position in the market, primarily attributed to the annual increase in chronic diseases including breast cancer. For instance, in 2023, approximately 297,790 fresh cases of invasive breast cancer are anticipated to be detected among the U.S. women.
  • Furthermore, U.S. advanced healthcare infrastructure, leadership in innovative medical practices, high surgical volumes, and accessibility to advanced products contribute to its central role in the market.

X-ray Detectors Market Share

The x-ray detectors industry is consolidated, with major players such as Siemens Healthineers, General Electric Company, Canon Medical Systems Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., and others dominating the market space. These companies are focused on continuous product innovation to secure a significant market share. For instance, in March 2021, Canon Medical Systems Corporation launched XCDI-RF wireless B1, wireless FPD in Japan for the medical application including radiography and fluoroscopy. Such product launches are anticipated to accelerate market growth.

Some of the eminent market participants operating in the X-ray detectors industry include:

  • Siemens Healthineers
  • General Electric Company
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Thales Group
  • Agfa-Gevaert Group
  • PerkinElmer
  • Konica Minolta
  • Canon Medical Systems Corporation
  • Teledyne Technologies
  • Fujifilm Holdings Corporation
  • Carestream Health
  • Varex Imaging Corporation
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 X-ray Detectors Industry News:

  • In November 2022, Varex Imaging Corporation introduced the AZURE flat panel detector in RSNA 2022. This product delivers high speed with faster integration and low noise for real-time imaging. This   strategy move aimed at expanding company’s customer base and boost revenue.
  • In March 2021, Thales Group launched Pixium 3040F that offers higher contrast, optimized spatial resolution, high image quality, and superior sensitivity at low dose. This strategic move led to increased innovation, research, and geographical expansion, ultimately offering more effective solutions to patients and healthcare providers.

 X-ray detectors market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD and volume in Units from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Detector Type, 2018-2032 (USD Million & Units)

  • Flat-panel detectors (FPD)
  • Computed radiography (CR) detectors
  • Charge coupled device detectors
  • Other detectors type

By Application, 2018-2032 (USD Million)

  • Medical application
  • Dental application
  • Other applications

By End-use, 2018-2032 (USD Million)

  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Other end-users

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

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


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

X-ray detectors industry size was USD 3.6 billion in 2022 and is estimated to record USD 6.3 billion by 2032 due to rising awareness about early detection and the growing burden of chronic diseases

The medical application segment garnered over 46% of the market share in 2022 attributed to the higher incidence of diseases along with the surging need for immediate treatment requirements, and accurate diagnostic results.

U.S. x-ray detectors industry size was USD 1.34 billion in 2022 and is set to witness substantial growth up to 2032 primarily attributed to the annual increase in chronic diseases, including breast cancer.

Siemens Healthineers, General Electric Company, Toshiba Corporation, Thales Group, Agfa-Gevaert Group, PerkinElmer, and Konica Minolta are some of the major X-ray detector firms.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 13
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