2021 X-ray/DR/CR Market Outlook Report

21 Jul 2021
IMV’s 2021 X-ray/DR/CR Market Outlook Report explores trends in U.S. hospital radiology departments for the adoption rate of CR-to-DR technology, x-ray procedure volumes, the installed base of fixed and mobile general x-ray DR vs. CR systems, purchase plans for DR retrofits and fixed & mobile x-ray systems, capital equipment budgets, and site operations characteristics. Respondent opinions on how key issues are affecting their department outlook are featured. Survey results are projected to the universe of U.S. hospitals, and the report provides 5-year market forecast scenarios addressing the fixed general x-ray unit market.

U.S. hospital x-ray departments have transitioned to filmless solutions by purchasing digital radiography (DR) or computed radiography (CR) technology. Sites continue to adopt DR as they work to improve departmental productivity and meet requirements for reimbursement by replacing older units with DR technology either with an upgrade or by purchasing a new system.

IMV’s 2019 X-ray/DR/CR Market Outlook Report describes hospital trends in general radiography procedures, the installed base of fixed general x-ray equipment, DR and purchase plans and upgrades, capital equipment budgets, and site operations characteristics. Also included in this reports is a summary of respondent’s departmental priorities and the factors affecting the future outlook for x-ray at their facilities.

Based on surveys completed by 294 hospitals, this report extrapolates the data to all U.S. hospitals profiling major trends in general x-ray radiography utilization. It compares the current data to the 2019, 2017, 2015, and 2013 reports. Included are national trends in procedures, installed equipment, equipment purchase plans, capital equipment budgets and general x-ray department priorities and site operating characteristics.

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