Published: 2022 May 05

Mammography Detectors Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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Global Mammography Detectors Market is segmented By Detector Type (CMOS Flat Detectors, Computed Radiography Detectors, Flat Panel Detectors), By End-User (Diagnostic Centers, Hospitals, Clinics), By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

The Global "Mammography Detectors Market" is predicted to reach at a high CAGR of 10.0% during the forecast period (2022-2029) 

A mammography detector is a tool used to detect and diagnose breast cancer by taking an X-ray of the breast. The mammography image by mammography detectors has become the key element for diagnosing breast cancer.


Market Dynamics

The increasing incidence of breast cancer drives the global mammography detectors market growth, increase in demand for non-invasive procedures, growing awareness about cancer, increase in health care expenditure, and initiatives and measures taken by the government and global health organizations. Moreover, increased intensive research and development in cancer, technological advancements, and an increase in demand toward digital mammography, 3D mammography are key factors to drive the market's growth.

The increasing prevalence of breast cancer cases is expected to drive the global mammography detectors market growth.

The incidence of breast cancer is increasing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) scenario, breast cancer is the second most cancer occurring among women. It affects nearly 2.1 million women each year. The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2021 are that about 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. According to Breast Cancer Care, WA Incorporated in 2019; an estimated 19,371 Australian women were diagnosed with breast cancer or approximately 53 each day, which accounts for roughly 14% of all new breast cancer cases are diagnosed; furthermore, according to Cancer Research UK, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom, accounting for nearly 15% of all the new cancer cases.

Increasing demand for digital mammography coupled with advancements like 3D mammography is expected to drive the global mammography detectors market growth.

A digital mammogram uses a similar x-ray technology as traditional mammograms. Still, solid-state detectors are used to record the x-ray pattern passing through the breast instead of using film. These detectors convert the x-rays that pass through them into electronic signals that are sent to a computer. Several advantages of using digital mammography over film mammography include manipulating the image contrast for better clarity, the ability to use computer-aided detection of abnormalities, and the ability to easily transmit digital files to other experts for a second opinion. In addition, digital mammograms may decrease the need for re-takes, which are common with film mammography due to incorrect exposure techniques or problems with film development. As a result, digital mammography can lead to lower x-ray exposures. For instance, Tomosynthesis (3D mammography) is an advanced type of mammography. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it in 2011. During Tomosynthesis, multiple images of the breast are taken. While Tomosynthesis uses very low-dose x-rays, it is currently most often used in addition to 2D mammography. A large-scale randomized breast screening trial is comparing 3-D mammography with 2-D mammography. The Tomosynthesis Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) compared the number of advanced cancers detected in women screened for four years with DBT with that detected in women screened with standard digital mammography is anticipated to show lucrative growth in the forecast period.

The high cost associated with mammography detectors in low-income countries is likely to hinder the market growth.

Health-care expenditure for breast cancer is quite high. It has been estimated that by 2035, the United States will spend approximately between 3.6 and 7.6 trillion dollars on patients with breast cancer. With low-income countries providing only 20% of health insurance reimbursements, it is difficult for people to afford the bills and opt for minimally invasive surgeries. For instance, For an uninsured patient, the typical full-price cost of a mammogram ranges from $80 to $120 or more, with an average of about $102, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Mammograms usually are covered by health insurance for women in the recommended age bracket. Many states require health insurance companies to cover regular mammograms, usually after age 40. The National Women's Law Center offers a state-by-state chart.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The Covid-19 outbreak in December 2021, which swarmed the entire globe in 2020, has left several economies in a dire state. With WHO issuing a public health emergency and over 40 countries declaring a state of emergency, industries, including the global mammography detectors market, are facing many challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many medical professional organizations recommended that cancer screening and other health prevention services, along with elective surgeries, be postponed unless the risks outweigh the benefits and secure the hospital infrastructure for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Travel bans and quarantines, halt of indoor/outdoor activities, temporary shutdown of business operations, supply-demand fluctuations, stock market volatility, falling business assurance, and many uncertainties negatively impact the business dynamics.

Segment Analysis

The CMOS flat detectors segment is expected to hold the largest share in this market segment.

Recent advances in silicon-based CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) flat panel detectors have resulted in an attractive use of cost-effective radiation imaging devices for X-ray and neutron radiography/tomography systems. CMOS flat panel X-ray detectors. These detectors employ an innovative CMOS sensor design to provide a new level of performance and reliability for X-ray systems used in mammography. Its major advantages are high frame rates, low noise, high reliability, no image lag, and high spatial resolution. Clinical benefits in medical applications include lower radiation dose to the patient without compromising image quality. CMOS Detectors are more flexible, stable, sensitive, and faster than TFT-based flat panel detectors while producing higher resolution images.

The diagnostic centers segment is expected to hold the largest share in this market segment.

The diagnostic centers are expected to be the fastest-growing segment, as many people opt for private and public diagnostic centers. The diagnostics centers have been proved beneficial in chronic disease conditions since they are extremely valuable for disease prevention, detection, and management by influencing to make the correct clinical decision-making. They take less time to process the patients' cases, and the consumers prefer to go to the diagnostic centers instead of the hospitals, which creates an obvious demand for mammography detectors in the diagnostic centers. The increasing prevalence of breast cancers will raise the number of patient visits. There are about 10,573 Diagnostic Imaging Centers in the US as of 2021. As per the estimates of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in 2017, in the United States, there were a total number of 111 MRI exams per 1,000 inhabitants. To increase awareness among physicians, some of the market players are providing training courses as clinical diagnostics help in the detection of early warning signs and individual risk factors, creating new opportunities for prevention and early intervention. Thus, the demand for mammography detectors is expected to drive the segment over the forecast period.

Geographical Analysis

North America region holds the largest market share of the global mammography detectors market.

North America is primarily due to rising incidences of breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation of the United States, in 2019, 62% of breast cancer cases were diagnosed at a localized stage. Female breast cancer represented approximately 15.2% of all new cancer cases in the United States. Major players in the united states are undergoing acquisitions to uplift their portfolio in the imaging market, increasing the growth of the mammography detectors market. Likewise, the surge in mergers and acquisitions of other players will increase the demand for mammography detectors in the upcoming future. For instance, in 2019, Varex Imaging Corporation acquired Direct Conversion. Headquartered near Stockholm, Sweden, with facilities across the globe, Direct Conversion provides digital X-ray imaging for medical, dental and industrial markets. Direct Conversion introduced the world's first affordable plug-and-play photon-counting detectors and changed the market with its ground-breaking hybrid sensors.


Competitive Landscape

The global mammography detectors market is highly competitive with the presence of global companies. Some of the key players contributing to the market's growth include Analogic, Sigmascreening, GE Healthcare, Hologic, Koninklijke Philips, Gamma Medical, Siemens Healthcare, SonoCine, Fujifilm, Teledyne DALSA. The major players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, which contribute to the market's growth globally. For instance, on October 28, 2019, a Mobile Mammography Service Aids Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Singapore. NHGD has been working with GE Healthcare on an updated Mammobus that brings the company's digital mammography technology to the streets. GE Healthcare's Senographe Pristina was designed for women by women to make mammography more comfortable.

Mammography Detectors Market Key Companies to Watch


Overview: Sigmascreening, a medical device company, is focusing on developing new innovative products in the area of digital mammography and breast cancer screening. Sigmascreening was established as a spin-off company from the Amsterdam UMC location AMC.

Product Portfolio: Sigmascreening has several products under development. The Sensitive Sigma™ Paddle is a new CE-certified product based on patented technology. It optimizes compression for every breast and takes breast sizes and stiffness into account, preventing unnecessary discomfort or pain.

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