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Growing geriatric population and increasing number of sports injuries worldwide are some of the predominant growth drivers of the fluoroscopy and C-arms market. For instance, in the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in various types of sports every year. This participation resulted in significant rise in sports-related injuries in the country. Moreover, technological advancement in fluoroscopy and C-arms equipment, improving healthcare infrastructure and rising number of interventional radiology surgeries are also driving the growth of global fluoroscopy and C-arms market. Increasing numbers of mergers and acquisitions and rapid product launches are some of the major trends witnessed in the global fluoroscopy and C-arms market. While the fluoroscopy devices hold larger share in the global fluoroscopy and C-arms market, and the C-arm is the faster growing segment in terms of volume.
Fluoroscopy and C-arms are medical imaging techniques used in variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Fluoroscopy provides X-ray imaging that is especially useful to examine the internal structure and functions of patient’s body. It is the most commonly used in image-guided surgeries, general radiology and interventional radiology.
The C-arm equipment is also based on X-ray technology and frequently used in vascular surgeries, traumatology, cardiology, and orthopedics. The name “C-arm” is derived from the C-shaped arm used to connect the X-ray source and X-ray detector to one another.
Stringent government regulations for the approval of fluoroscopy and C-arms equipment and availability of high number of substitutes for the medical imaging procedures are some of the common factors restraining the growth of the fluoroscopy and C-arms market. Moreover, the lack of awareness towards innovative and interventional applications of these medical equipment, lack of reimbursement and healthcare professionals are also hindering the growth of the fluoroscopy and C-arms market, especially in the developing market. However, countries, such as India and China, are expected to witness a considerable growth in the forecast period owing to growing population and improving healthcare infrastructure.
Geographically, Europe leads the global fluoroscopy and C-arms market, due to the improved healthcare infrastructure and increasing awareness about therapeutic applications of medical imaging equipment. In addition, huge investment by key players for the development of advanced imaging equipment and increased awareness among the healthcare providers regarding the importance of imaging techniques are propelling the growth of the fluoroscopy and C-arms market in the region. Asia-Pacific market for the fluoroscopy and C-arms is growing at a significant rate owing to improving healthcare infrastructure and increasing aging population. Apart from these regions, Latin America and Middle-East are other important markets of fluoroscopy and C-arms.
By country, Germany, U.K., France, and Italy are some of the major countries holding significant share of fluoroscopy and C-arms market in Europe. In North America, the U.S, followed by Canada, is the largest market for the fluoroscopy and C-arms market. In Asia-Pacific, India, Japan, and China are the major markets for fluoroscopy and C-arms. The Asia-Pacific market is expected to witness the fastest growth, attributed to the increasing healthcare expenditure and presence of large pool of patients. Whereas, Brazil holds largest market share of fluoroscopy and C-arms market in Latin America.
Some of the major players operating in global fluoroscopy and C-arms market include, Ziehm Imaging GmbH, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Shimadzu Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., OrthoScan, Inc., Hologic, Inc. and GE Healthcare.