- Koninklijke Philips NV
- Ziehm Imaging
- GE Healthcare (GE Company)
- Siemens Healthineers
- Canon Medical Systems Corporation
- Shimadzu Corporation
- Hologic Corporation
- Orthoscan Inc.
Rising geriatric population, increasing incidences of chronic diseases, advancements in maneuverability and imaging capabilities, and a rising demand in emerging economies are the prime factors that are responsible for the growth of the flat panel C-arm market, currently.
The elder population tends to suffer from more critical diseases, which places them at an increased threat for perioperative morbidity. The geriatric population is at a greater risk of organ function failures, as there are changes in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics related to age and organ function changes. Alterations in kidney and liver functions may result in slower rates of drug metabolism, potentially increasing concentrations of medications in older individuals.
According to the National Council on Aging, in 2018, chronic diseases accounted for three quarters of the spending on healthcare, and about 80% of older adults suffer from at least one chronic disease; 77% suffer from at least two diseases. The increasing geriatric population, which is highly susceptible to various chronic conditions, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, and respiratory diseases, together with increasing patient awareness, is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
With the demand for medical imaging rising exponentially and the prevalence of interventional procedures on the rise, mobile C-arms and the versatility they offer are becoming important tools for hospitals. Ziehm Imaging introduced the first C-arm with a Flat Panel Detector (FPD) in 2006, and since then, many other manufacturers have followed suit. Philips received FDA clearance for its Veradius Unity, in November 2014. At the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in November, Ziehm Imaging highlighted its first, full-size C-arms with CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) flat-panel detectors, the Solo FD and the Vision RFD CMOS.
Key Market Trends
The Mini C-arms Segment is Expected to Grow the Fastest during the Forecast Period
Mini C-arms are believed to have a faster growth, when compared to full size C-arms, as mini C-arms are specifically designed for extremity imaging and have a smaller footprint, along with increased mobility, when compared to the full-size C-arm. Further, the market is expected to register several product launches during the forecast period, as companies are upgrading their product offerings at a faster pace, by launching new products in this segment. Pertaining to these factors, the mini C-arms segment is expected to register a high growth rate, during the forecast period.
North America is Expected to Capture the Largest Market Share in the Flat Panel C-arm Market
The North America is expected to be a dominant region in the Flat Panel C-arm Market. C-arm units has the ability to capture accurate images from various multiple positions. Furthermore, the presence of key players is also expected to impact psoitively on the market. Products, such as Alpha, cios Fusion, and cios Select manufactured by Siemens Healthineers, have also contributed to the growth of the market, as they have set a standard in orthopedic surgeries. Additionally growing number of orthopedic surgeries and presence of skiled professionals are expected to drive the market in North America.
The flat panel C-arm market is considerate and consists of five major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. However, with technological advancements and product innovations, mid-size to smaller companies are increasing their market presence by introducing new products with less price. Companies, like Ziehm Imaging, GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Koninklijke Philips NV, and Canon Medical Systems Corporation, hold a significant share in the market.
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