Bone Densitometer Market by Technology (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT), and Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS)), Application (Osteoporosis & Osteopenia Diagnosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis, Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis, and Body Composition Measurement), End User (Diagnostic & Imaging Centers and Hospitals & Specialty Clinics)- Global Analysis & Forecast 2020-2030

Report ID : 304  |  Published Date : Jul 2020  |  Pages : 160  |  Region : Global  |  Report Code : MD-89

Bone Densitometer Market Overview and Introduction

Bone densitometers are used to perform bone density tests for measuring the bone mineral content and bone mass. To determine the bone density, different technologies can be utilized such as X-rays, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA), and special CT scans. The measurements provide an idea of whether bones have decreased bone mass, indicative of brittle bones, which are more prone to fractures. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) is the most commonly used technology for measuring Bone Mineral Content (BMC) and Bone Mineral Density (BMD). The DEXA technology utilizes two different energy X-raysto determine the mineral content of bones. Bone density tests are used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual's risk of developing osteoporotic fractures.

The global bone densitometer market is majorly driven by rising geriatric population, which ishighly prone to several age-related bone disorders. Moreover, the increasing incidents of osteoporosisin postmenopausal women will boostmarket growth. However, the high costs associated with bone densitometry hinder growth of the bone densitometer market.

The global bone densitometer market is segmented by technology,application, end user, and region.

Bone Densitometer Market By Technology

Based ontechnology, thebone densitometer market can besegmented into Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) and Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS). The Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)segment accounted for the largest share in 2018. It is preferred over other techniques as it is anoninvasive method,involving very small dosagesof ionizing radiation for the diagnoses of osteoporosis and to access osteoporotic fractures.DEXA is the most commonly used methodand is referred to as a standard method for diagnosing osteoporosis.

Bone Densitometer Market By Application

Based on application, the market can be segmented into osteoporosis & osteopenia diagnosis, rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, cystic fibrosis diagnosis, and body composition measurement. In terms of market share, the osteoporosis & osteopenia diagnosis segment accounted for the largest market share in 2018. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the increasing incidents of osteoporosis worldwide.

Bone Densitometer Market By End User

Based on end users, the market can besegmented intodiagnostic & imaging centersand hospitals & specialty clinics. In 2018, the hospitals & specialty clinics segment accounted for the largest market share in the global bone densitometer market. This large share of hospitals & specialty clinicsis owing to increasing healthcare services in hospitals for the diagnosis and treatment of bone disorders.

Bone Densitometer Market By Region

The globalbone densitometer market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (ROW).North America dominated the bone densitometermarket followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. In 2018, North America held the largest market share owing to the rising geriatric population in this region.For instance, according to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans falling in theage group, 65 &older, is estimated to double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060. Moreover, improved healthcare facilities facilitatemarket growth in this region.

Bone Densitometer Market Prominent Players

Some of the prominent players in the global bone densitometer market are General Electric Company ,Hologic, Inc., DMS Imaging, Medonica Co. LTD, Ecolight S.p.A., Oscare Medical, CyberLogic, inc.,NanjingKejin Industrial LLC., and Trivitron Healthcare, among others.