According to a new report, the global operating room (OR) cameras market is slated to grow at a CAGR of 6.53% from 2017 to 2021. To calculate the market size, the report—“Global Operating Room Cameras Market 2017-2021”—considers the revenue generated from OR surgical camera and endoscopy camera.

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is hybrid ORs, with such surgical suites eliminating the need for patient transfers to imaging rooms. This enhances patient safety and minimizes the time taken to perform surgeries. Further, hybrid ORs—which are becoming increasingly popular in neurosurgery, cardiology, and orthopedics—are cost-efficient and help prevent medical errors.

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is the growing preference toward myocardial infarction (MI). Globally, owing to the technological advances in treating various diseases, surgeons prefer MI surgeries over traditional open surgical procedures. And healthcare providers, governments, and patients have encouraged this shift from traditional open surgical techniques, which require longer hospital stays.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is prohibitive costs and budget constraints. Specialized OR cameras are generally expensive, owing to their specialized functions that can be customized according to a surgeon’s need. Even so, ORs generate the most revenue of any area in a healthcare facility, so investing in specialized cameras may make good business sense, experts say.