Bone densitometer is a piece of X-ray apparatus used to measure the calcium content of bone to reflect bone density and therefore bone fracture risk. It used to detect osteopenia/osteoporosis and the diseases in which the bone density get low and the risk of fractures become high.
The main purpose of bone densitometer devices is to identify those at risk of developing osteoporosis and to monitor change in bone density, mainly with therapy procedures. These procedures is used to evaluate the lower spine and hips, and is considered the current standard for measuring bone mineral density.
Due to prevalence worldwide, osteoporosis is considered a serious public health concern. Currently it is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from this disease. Approximately 30% of all postmenopausal women have osteoporosis in the United States and in Europe.
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Bone Densitometer Devices Market: Drivers and Restraints
Bone densitometer devices global market is driven by the aging population, increasing prevalence of osteoporosis disease, wide technological advancement.
Bone densitometer devices global market is drives by the increasing prevalence of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and increase in deficiencies like calcium and vitamin D among global population. The rise in the healthcare expenditure by individuals, technological advancement, and rise in the risk of bone fractures and dislocations are some other factors that drives the growth of this market globally. However, high cost of these devices and lack of skilled professional are act as a major barriers for this market.
Bone Densitometer Devices Market: Segmentation
Bone densitometer devices global market is segmented into following types:
Axial Bone Densitometers
- Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
- Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT)
Peripheral Bone Densitometers
– X-Ray Absorptiometry
- Peripheral Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (pDEXA)
- Single Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (SEXA)
-Radiographic Absorptiometry (RA)
-Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS)
-Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pOCT)
Bone Densitometer Devices Market: Overview
With rapid technological advancement and rise in prevalence of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis among global population, the global bone densitometer devices global market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR in the forecast period (2015-2025).
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Bone Densitometer Devices Market: Region-wise Outlook
Depending on geographic region, bone densitometer devices global market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa.
Due to the large number osteoporosis patient and aging population. North Americais the largest market for bone densitometer devices, market followed by the European region.
Bone Densitometer Devices Market: Key Players
Some of the key participating players in bone densitometer devices global market are GE Healthcare, Hologic Corporation, Bio medical Tech., Medonica Co., DMS group, and others