The C-arms market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 4.12% during the forecast period and reach $2.5 billion by 2026, according to a Mordor Intelligence report.
Data Bridge Market Research reports that the market is growing and expects it to reach $3.9 billion by 2027.
A report from Market Data Forecast states that the C-arm market was worth $3.32 billion in 2021 and is estimated to reach $4 billion by 2026.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have an impact on the C-arm market. C-arms are used in image-guided procedures that are mostly elective, which were postponed due to COVID 19. This may have also resulted in hospitals deterring the investments in high-cost capital equipment during the current pandemic, as they focus more on ventilators or other COVID-19 treatment supporting equipment,” the Mordor Intelligence report states. “According to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery, in May 2020, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, around 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide were expected to be canceled or postponed in 2020. More than 580,000 planned surgeries in India have been canceled or delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, according to the European Association of Urology guideline, while handling COVID-19 positive patients needing surgery, a specially equipped operating room needs to be designed, where a mobile C-arm fluoroscopic X-ray system for radiology and health care professionals will be needed for operating. Hence, considering the rising cases of COVID-19 and its significant effect on health care systems across the region, it is estimated that the market will continue the steady growth rate trajectory during the forecast period.”
Major factors driving the growth of the market include the rising geriatric population and the increasing incidence of chronic diseases, advancements in maneuverability and imaging capabilities, and an increasing demand for imaging technologies from emerging economies.
Imaging systems are becoming an essential technology and are present in nearly all well-equipped hospitals. Specialists in fields – such as surgery, orthopedics, traumatology, vascular surgery and cardiology – use C-arms for intraoperative imaging. The devices provide high-resolution X-ray images in real-time, which helps physicians to monitor progress at any point during the operation and immediately make necessary corrections. As a result, treatment results are better and the patient’s recovery is also faster. C-arms are currently being used in several areas of medicine and their applications are expected to increase over time.
These factors, along with the increasing demand for health care infrastructure in developing countries, are driving the C-arm market.
North America is expected to hold a major market share during the forecast period, according to Mordor Intelligence. Also, it reports, that the United States holds the largest market share within the North American region, owing to the high standards of health care infrastructure in the United States, along with the high frequency of diagnostic examination, rising geriatric population and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases.