Medical imaging is a process of creating high-quality images of the interior of the body for the diagnosis of various diseases. Medical imaging technologies are used by medical specialists and practitioners in the diagnostics of diseases in order to produce actual and visual representation of the structure and functions of organs.Medical imaging techniques include X-ray, computed radiography (CR), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, MRI, endoscopy, positron emission tomography (PET), and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
X-ray technology includes analog and digital X-ray. Oral X-ray machines refer to X-ray machines that are used for medical imaging via buccal cavity.Oral X-ray machines find applications in various end users such as hospitals, freestanding clinics, and equipment leasing companies .X-ray is a form of electromagnetic ionizing radiation, which is produced using X-ray machines. It is one of the best diagnostic imaging techniques,which help in producing high-resolution images with detailed internal structures of a human body, particularly the bones. X-ray facilitates in early diagnosis of a disease or serious medical injury. The extremely-short wavelengthsenable X-ray to penetrate materials that reflect or absorb ordinary light.Rise in imaging population and patients with chronic diseases drive growth of theX-ray market.Oral X-ray machinesproduce images using radiographic technique.Oral X-ray machines find application in diagnostic applications, therapeutic applications, cosmetic applications, and forensic applications.
North Americahas the largest market for oral X-ray machines, followed by Europe. Increasing prevalence of buccal cavity problems and technological advancements in North America boost its position in the market. In addition, growing incidences of chronic diseases and improved healthcare facilities in the region are driving the North America oral X-ray machines market. Asia is expected to witness high growth rate in the oral x-ray machines market in the next few years due to improving healthcare infrastructure,government initiatives , increasing aging population, and rise in incidences of chronic diseases in the region.
Some of the major factors driving the oral X-ray machines market are rise in aging population,technological advancements, and improvement in healthcare facilities. However, factors such as high cost, lack of reimbursement policies, and lack of experienced medical professionalsrestraingrowth of the oral x-ray machines market.
Growing populationand economies in the developing countries such as India and China are expected to create substantial opportunities for the oral X-ray machines market. Also, innovation of new products with improvedefficiency is expected to create substantial opportunities for the global the oral X-ray machines market. Management of high volume image data is one of the major challengesfor the global oral X-ray machines market.Some of the latest trends in the oral X-ray machines market include increasing number of mergers and acquisitions, and rise in collaborations and partnerships, and technological innovations.
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Some of the major companies dealing in the global oral x-ray machines market are Gendex, Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., Carestream Health, and KaVo Dental GmbH. Other companies with significant presence in the global oral x-ray machines market are C-Dental, Vatech America, and Sota Precision Optics, Inc.