Using chemicals in the traditional analogue techniques results in many occupational health hazards accompanied by unpleasant odours. The price of conventional x-ray archives is very much high in terms of time, space, & money. Digital radiography represents very much an environmentally friendly & high-quality alternative. The reduced radiation exposure for the patients is regarded as a further advantage over conventional radiography. The Digital X-Ray Devices Market share summed up around 10.2 billion US dollars, and by the year 2028, it is forecasted that the worldwide Digital X-Ray Devices Market will surpass 22.22 billion US dollars, accompanied by a CAGR of 8.1%
The Digital & analogue imaging systems differ a lot in comparison to image production & image display. However, digital X-ray images are subjected to the same physics rules as conventional images. Instead of viewing the photographic film by using a lightbox, the digital images are visualized clearly with a PC & display monitor. Thus, this transition to digital radiography inculcates only some minor changes in established workflows. However, the patient handling is not at all affected.
The conventional X-ray machine can be transitioned easily with lower price as compared to the digital X-ray machine by the addition of a flat DR (panel detector) or a CR scanner integrated with a medical display monitor. While using the already existing radiography system, an individual can reap huge benefits of high-quality & digital radiographic images.
Digital X-ray imaging equipped with the direct radiography (DR) systems
The Digital direct radiography (DR) produces some images of outstanding quality. A flat panel detector directly converts the existing pattern of the incident X-ray energy into electrical signals. Cassettes, Imaging plates, and X-ray scanners are no longer required at present. The X-ray images are widely available for the purpose of diagnosis immediately after exposure.
The DR systems can be built upon the existing conventional X-ray equipment. Digital upgrades do not necessarily inculcate any form of modifications of the X-ray unit or X-ray machine. The system‘s AED (Auto Exposure Detection) works without any sort of changes to the running system or the cable connections. This new and advanced (35 x 43) cm X-ray detectors are specially designed to fit perfectly into the Bucky tray of existing X-ray units. The direct radiography systems consist of a high throughput & are ideal for emergency medicines & intensive care.
The advent of the Motorised, digital U-arm X-ray system
The compact, digital U-arm X-ray machine is accurately motorised & designed for the purpose of low ceiling heights from 2.40 m. It consists of 5 electric motors that allow effortless & accurate placement of the stand & ensures a wide range of exposures. All the radiological settings can be thoroughly utilised, as well as can be automated whole spine & whole leg exposures (or stitching). All the important settings & operations are carried out extensively via an integrated 10″ touchscreen display console. These frequently used unit positions can be predefined on the available programme slots to ensure fast positioning of the patients.
Thus, it can be said that the usage of Digital X-ray machines with the help of the purpose of radiographic imaging will lead to an exponential growth of the market over the upcoming years. Moreover, along with the advent of highly advanced technologies in this area, the market growth rate is expected to rise abruptly.
Market Scope and Overview
The market share for digital X-ray devices was around 10.2 billion US dollars in 2020. The global market for digital X-ray devices is anticipated to reach a significant milestone of 22.22 billion US dollars by 2030, with a CAGR of 8.1 percent during the foreseen period.
The rise in technological improvements, enhanced image capture speed, picture quality, detector shape, portability, software development, and many other reasons are driving the expansion of the market share for digital x-ray devices. The main benefit that digital X-ray systems provide is their overall ability to evaluate patients in less time and to analyse a large amount of data, which raises the demand for these systems as a whol
Recent Developments in the Market for Digital X-Ray Devices Worldwide
- A high-end digital radiography-based fluoroscopy system called CombiDiagnost R90 received the US FDA’s 510(k) clearance in the month of March 2021. Koninklijke Philips N.V. contributed most to its development (Netherlands)
- Pristina Serena Bright, a contrast-enhanced mammography solution for biopsy, received the FDA 510(k) clearance in the month of August 2020. GE Healthcare was the main developer (US)