Global Medical Flat Panel Detector (FPD) Market Sees Increasing Adoption of Wireless Flat Panel Technology

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Published: March 29, 2022 In The News

14th March 2022 – Written by Graham Cooke & Bhvita Jani – Featured on – The global medical flat panel detector (FPD) market recorded an increase of 4% in unit sales in 2020 to reach a market size of just under 70,000 units, although revenues declined by almost 10% to USD 2.1 billion. The market fluctuations were similar to those witnessed in the X-ray modality markets, with static FPDs used primarily in fixed digital radiography (DR) rooms and mobile DR registering a 10% year-on-year growth. The growth was driven purchases of mobile X-ray systems for diagnosis of pneumonia as an indicator of COVID-19 by healthcare providers across the world. Conversely, the market for dynamic panels, often used for fluoroscopy, surgical and interventional procedures, fell sharply with units down 18% from 2019 to 2020 as elective surgeries were postponed or cancelled.