Global handheld imaging devices market size surpassed at US$ 970 Mn in 2020 and growing at a CAGR of 15% from 2021 to 2028.
The handheld imaging devices market size is projected to surpass around US$ 3 billion by 2028.
Handheld imaging devices are mobile or portable imaging devices or scanners that are used to visualize internal organs or scan body parts for diagnosis of different diseases and determine an action plan for further treatment. Handheld imaging devices are utilized in various applications to scan body parts for the diagnosis of different diseases. They are portable and convenient to use both for patients and physicians for early screening of diseases. Expansion of the global handheld imaging devices market can be ascribed to rising prevalence of chronic diseases across the world. Asia Pacific is a highly lucrative market for handheld imaging devices owing to an increase in the geriatric population, which is more prone to chronic diseases, and rise in awareness about early diagnosis of diseases. North America dominated the global handheld imaging devices market in 2020. It is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period due to higher prevalence of diseases and recently approved products such as handheld ultrasound and X-ray scanners.
Increase in Geriatric Population and Incidence of Chronic Diseases to Drive Handheld Imaging Devices Market
The global population is aging rapidly, especially in developed countries. This geriatric population is prone to various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. Incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases fuels the demand for access to early diagnosis using efficient and easily available imaging devices. This drives the global handheld imaging devices market. For instance, according to the WHO, 2,129,118 new cancer cases were reported in the U.S. in 2020. Technological advancements in terms of portability, apps, and software for diagnostic imaging is a major factor driving the global handheld imaging devices market. Moreover, increase in number of approved handheld imaging devices by different regulatory authorities across the world and a surge in inclination toward point-of-care diagnostic tools are major factors propelling the global handheld imaging devices market.
High Demand for X-ray/Fluoroscopy Scanners
Based on product, the handheld imaging devices market has been segmented into X-ray/fluoroscopy scanners, optical imaging devices, ultrasound scanners, near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy scanners, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanners. The X-ray/fluoroscopy scanners segment dominated the handheld imaging devices market in 2020. Dominance of the segment can be attributed to a rise in applications of X-ray devices in the dental and orthopedic fields, increase in the demand for handheld devices, and ease of scanning for both physicians and patients. Ultrasound scanners is projected to be a highly lucrative segment of the market during the forecast period due to a rise in the demand for handheld ultrasound scanners in specialty clinics for initial screening due to quick examination and price revision in recent years done by several major companies operating in the handheld imaging devices market.
Advancements in Devices to Drive Global Market
In terms of component, the handheld imaging devices market has been divided into devices, apps & software, and accessories. The devices segment dominated the global market in 2020. It is also estimated to expand at a higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to the launch of advanced versions of devices with additional features and affordability of devices in specialty clinics for early examination.
Demand for Intraoral X-ray Procedures to Fuel Market Growth
In terms of application, the global handheld imaging devices market has been classified into ophthalmology, endocrinology, urology, gynecology & obstetrics, dermatology, dentistry, cardiology and vascular, orthopedics, and others. The dentistry segment dominated the global handheld imaging devices market in 2020. It is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period owing to an increase in the demand for intraoral X-ray procedures across the world and a rise in the prevalence of dental diseases. Orthopedics segment is anticipated to be a highly lucrative segment of the global handheld imaging devices market during the forecast period. Rise in geriatric population prone to orthopedic complications and an increase in emergency care cases due to accidents and injuries are major factors that are likely to drive the segment.
Specialty Clinics to Offer Lucrative Opportunities
Based on end user, the global handheld imaging devices market has been segmented into hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers, specialty clinics, and others. Specialty clinics is projected to be a highly lucrative segment during the forecast period. It is estimated to expand at a notable CAGR for the same period. Cost-effectiveness of handheld imaging devices and training initiatives to operate handheld imaging devices by major companies are key factors driving the specialty clinics segment.
North America to Dominate Global Market
Based on region, the global handheld imaging devices market has been divided into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America accounted for a major share of the global handheld imaging devices market in 2020. The region is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Rise in prevalence of different chronic diseases in the region associated with aging population and recent approval of products in this market are major factors propelling the market in the region. Asia Pacific is a lucrative market for handheld imaging devices. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, due to an increase in the geriatric population coupled with a rise in patient pool affected by different diseases and availability of affordable products in the region.
Intelligent Devices Steer Innovation in Dermatology
Clinicians operating in the field of dermatology are eyeing alternatives that offer cost-efficiency and enhance the workflow at clinics. With the introduction of new handheld imaging devices, dermatologists are increasingly relying on smarter ways to perform skin examinations. For instance, Barco, a Belgian technology company specializing in digital image projection is increasing awareness about its product Demetra that provides intelligent and augmented insights.
Innovations in handheld imaging devices are serving as affordable and accessible solutions in skin lesion screening. As such, dermatology application segment of the handheld imaging devices market is anticipated to reach a value of US$ 600 Mn by 2028. Hence, companies are gaining expertise in multispectral digital imaging technology to improve efficiency in skin examinations.
The uptake of handheld imaging devices in dermatology is soaring, since dermatologists chart lesions on mannequins or through clinical overview photographs. Thus, companies in the handheld imaging devices market are helping dermatologists to boost their professional credibility by increasing the availability of technologically sound devices.
Researchers Develop Handheld Portable Scanners Whole-brain MRI
There is a growing demand for lightweight and portable scanners that perform whole-brain MRI scan for patients with mobility challenges in the handheld imaging devices market. For instance, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, developed a cost-effective portable helmet-like scanner that offers promising abilities than conventional MRI systems.
Optical imaging devices product segment of the handheld imaging devices market is projected to reach a value of ~US$ 800 Mn by 2027. Hence, companies in the market for handheld imaging devices are exploring opportunities in optical imaging devices to cater to specific needs of patients.
Innovations in these devices are likely to offer diagnostic-quality images that improve patient quality of life. However, challenges in imaging artefacts during the development of uniform magnetic field for image coding poses as restraint for researchers and manufacturers. Hence, companies in the market for handheld imaging devices should collaborate with researchers to use more flexible image coding approach to generate images with fewer artefacts.
High Prevalence Rate of Oral Cancer in India Drives Innovation in Handheld Imaging Devices
According to Engineering for Change, an online platform that solves global development problems, suggests that oral cancer is among the top three cancers diagnosed in India. High prevalence of oral cancer in India led companies in the handheld imaging devices market to develop innovative equipment. For instance, Sascan Meditech-a Bengaluru-based optical imaging technology company, revealed that the company’s device OralScan built with multi-modal imaging camera is undergoing clinical trials.
Healthcare companies in the market for handheld imaging devices are tapping opportunities in software and data analytics to improve patient outcomes. Medical device startups are participating in innovation trade fairs to bolster their credibility credentials in the global handheld imaging devices market. They are augmenting the advantages of cloud to help circulate the captured data among clinicians. Machine learning is also gaining prominence in the global market landscape, since algorithms provide feed on ratio values to assess differences between the types of cancer in patients.
GE Healthcare (GE Electric Company), Koninklijke Philips N.V., and Siemens Healthineers are some of the leading players in the global Handheld Imaging Devices market. The global handheld imaging devices market is fragmented in terms of number of players. Key players in the global market include GE Healthcare (GE Electric Company), Koninklijke Philips N.V., Siemens Healthineers, FUJIFILM Corporation, Micro C, LLC, Butterfly Network, Inc., Clarius Mobile Health, InfraScan, Inc., KaVo Dental, and MolecuLight, Inc. New product approvals for specific applications, higher R&D investment, collaborations, strategic partnerships, and price revision for products are key strategies adopted by major players operating in the market
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The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Handheld imaging devices market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2028. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.
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In terms of production side, this report researches the Handheld imaging devices capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
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Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Handheld imaging devices market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.
Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Handheld imaging devices market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Handheld imaging devices. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.
New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Handheld imaging devices. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
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