According to a new study by Hexa Research, the global market for portable x-ray and CT scan devices is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2013 to 2020.

The Hexa Research study report reveals that demand for portable scanning devices will be driven by growing cases of accidents and health conditions among the aging population that necessitates orthopedic, cardiovascular, or brain-related investigations. The report also explains that new product development in the portable medical devices market is being facilitated by technological advancements like wireless devices in healthcare. There also is an increased preference for diagnostic techniques that are minimally invasive and can be brought to the patient’s bedside.

North America has generated the most regional demand for portable x-ray and CT scan devices during the study period, according to Hexa Research, and its dominance is likely to continue due to its technological advancements and a surge in its aging population. Asia and Latin America are characterized in the report as emerging markets for portable x-ray and CT scan devices, and the Asia Pacific market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% from 2013 to 2020.

Hexa Research found that x-ray devices accounted for a larger market share as compared to CT scan devices, and for the period from 2015 to 2020, demand for x-ray devices is likely to fall while that of CT scan devices is likely to witness substantial growth.

A summary and table of contents from the report, titled “Portable X-ray and CT Scan Devices Market Analysis by Technology (X-ray Devices, CT Scan Devices, High Slice Scanners) and Segment Forecasts and Forecasts, 2015 to 2022” is available for viewing on the Hexa Research website.