DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Mammography Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2015 - 2020)" report to their offering.
The global market for mammography devices is poised to reach $983 million by the end of 2020 growing at a CAGR of 5.6%. Mammography is a detailed type of imaging that customs a low-dose x-ray system to inspect breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to support in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians analyze and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Three recent advances in mammography include digital mammography, computer-aided detection and breast tomosynthesis.
Currently, the global market is dominated by the North American region. This can be attributed to the higher affordability rates and increased cancer population. Asia Pacific and Latin America are the fastest growing segments. The global market for mammography equipment can be segmented on the basis of Product (Film Screen, Digital, 3D, Analog Systems, Biopsy Systems and Others), Technology (Breast Tomosynthesis, Computer Aided Detection, and Digital Mammography), Applications (Oncology, Diagnostics and Others), Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa).
Rising incidences of breast cancer, huge R&D in breast cancer therapies, advances in breast imaging modalities are the major drivers of this market. However, expensive imaging systems and risk of adverse effects of radiation exposure are the factors hindering the growth of the market.
- Phillips Healthcare
- Siemens Healthcare
- Toshiba Medical Systems
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