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 : Apr 2020 | Pages : 160 | Region : Global | Report Code : MD-89
Bone Densitometer Market Overview and Introduction
Bone densitometersareused toperformbone density testsfor measuring thebone mineral content and bone mass. To determine the bone density, different technologies can be utilizedsuch 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 technologyutilizes two different energy X-raysto determinethe mineral content of bones. Bone density tests are used to diagnose osteoporosis andto assess an individual's risk ofdeveloping osteoporotic fractures.
The global bone densitometermarket 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 densitometermarket.
The globalbone densitometermarket is segmented by technology,application, end user, and region.
Bone Densitometer Market By Technology
Based ontechnology, thebone densitometer market can besegmentedinto Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) and Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS). The Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)segmentaccounted for the largest share in 2018. It is preferred over other techniques as itisanoninvasive method,involvingvery 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 clinicssegment accounted for the largest market share in theglobalbone densitometer market. Thislarge share of hospitals & specialty clinicsis owing toincreasing 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 DensitometerMarket Prominent Players
Some of the prominent players in the globalbone densitometer market areGeneral 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.