A new report from Research and Markets on the global x-ray market predicts rapid growth in the Asia Pacific region through 2022. According to “X-Ray Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2022,” the growing geriatric populations in countries like China and India are experiencing a rise in respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary disorders requiring urgent diagnosis and effective treatment. Increased government support and growing awareness and affordability of advanced x-ray procedures are also driving demand.

North America held the largest share of the global x-ray market in 2013, at 34.6%, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. North America’s leadership is largely due to large elderly populations in the United States and Canada suffering from various cardiovascular, orthopedic, genitourinary, and abdominal diseases and disorders, the report said.

The report evaluates the global x-ray market according to product type (stationary, portable, mobile, and handheld x-ray),
technology (analog, digital, computed radiography, and direct digital radiography), and applications (cardiovascular, respiratory, dental, mammography, abdominal, orthopedic, etc). Companies covered in the report include Agfa-Gevaert NV, Bracco Imaging SpA, Canon, Carestream Health, Fujifilm, GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Corp, Hologic, Konica Minolta, PerkinElmer, Philips Healthcare, Shimadzu, Siemens Healthcare, Thales Group, Toshiba, Varian Medical Systems, and Ziehm Imaging.

The 150-page report is available for purchase on the Research and Markets website.