Global C-Arms Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Device Type, Application & Region – Industry Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
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Global C-Arms Market Size (2024 to 2029)

As per our report, the size of the global C-arms market was worth USD 3.57 billion in 2024. This value is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.86% and will reach USD 4.31 billion by 2029.

C-arms are advanced imaging devices that work on the X-ray technology principle. These were invented in 1955, and since then, the industry of C-arms has been significantly evolving. These devices are extensively used in the areas such as surgery, orthopedics, traumatology, vascular surgery, and cardiology during routine procedures. C-arms have now become a necessary technology to have in almost all well-equipped hospitals. The latest research and innovations in the field of C-Arms are helping the market growth during the forecast period. The newer technologies and conveniences are promoting its popularity, encouraging market expansion. C-Arms have both fluoroscopic and radiological capabilities helping the segments rise in the market. 


Y-O-Y growth in the incidence of chronic diseases worldwide, coupled with the rising geriatric population, drives significant growth in the global C-arms market.

The global market for C-arms is projected to experience exponential growth during the forecast period. Rising chronic diseases around the globe is a significant factor in driving the global C-arms market growth. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic diseases are increasing at a significant pace globally, which is estimated to favor the C-arms market to grow next level. The growing aging population across the globe is another major factor fuelling the market's growth. According to the United Nations, the older population is projected to reach 2.1 billion by 2050. The increase in the aging population is expected to reflect market growth. Areas such as pain management, arthrography, and cardiac catheterization are also widely used C-arms in their medical procedures, which is expected to raise the market demand. In addition, the key manufacturers of C-arms concentrate on R & D activities to bring better treatment quality changes and diagnostic procedures, which are further estimated to accelerate the global C-Arms market growth.

The custom-based utilities and AI systems of C-Arms are expected to help market growth.

The market is supported by technological innovations in the field of C-Arms as it makes it much easier to provide efficient and personalized care to each and every patient with the use of custom imaging solutions for a wide range of healthcare applications. The C-Arms systems are not only precise and have accurate and quick readings, but they are also now being developed using AI systems for easy access and usage systems leading to development in the healthcare IT segment and supporting market expansion. Furthermore, in recent times of modernization and cloud-based systems, AI is an essential convenience. Therefore, its inclusion in the healthcare sector can help save time and effort, creating immediate treatment possibilities. Therefore, the market is growing due to its continuous efforts to adapt to current situations. 

Furthermore, the shifting trend towards minimally invasive surgical procedures growing prevalence of quality treatment procedures at any cost is also escalating the C-arms market growth. In addition, increasing demand for high-resolution X-ray images to properly view real-time is another factor accelerating the market. Besides, these devices are highly effective in efficiently performing complicated operations, allowing patients a speedy recovery and elevating the market's growth.


High costs to curb market growth. However, the cost of installing and maintaining the devices requires massive amounts. Not only the equipment itself but the installment and the regulation and maintenance are also costly. Furthermore, the facilities do not have a standard. They are required differently by different people, and the reimbursement policies for the equipment and setups are not very favorable. Therefore the extensive costs of the service and product make it unaffordable in many situations leading to market drawbacks. 

Additionally, the lack of skilled physicians to monitor the systems and perform work relatively is slowly hampering the growth of the c-arms market. In addition, the rise in risk factors for emergency cases due to lack of time remains challenging for the market to grow.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global C-arms market

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected all business sectors, including the medical sector. The outbreak has spread to nearly 160 countries across the globe. Worldwide governments have imposed lockdowns due to the pandemic crisis. All the hospital doors were temporarily closed for non-emergency incidences throughout the lockdown, and all the elective procedures were canceled or postponed. The pandemic brought forth a crisis for many markets due to the restrictions on the production and supply chains of several goods and the impositions on international trade. Populations lost their jobs, and an economic, physical and mental crisis followed soon after its impact. 

The sudden eruption of COVID-19 has negatively impacted the C-Arms market and has decreased capital expenditure in C-arms x-ray systems.

 As a result, a decline of 16.3% was observed in the c-arms in 2020. This market downfall was due to the sudden shift of attention toward covid patients in the healthcare setting, leading to less focus on other departments and diagnostic procedures. Furthermore, due to the shutting down of essential diagnosis and the restrictions on quarantining, the market saw an economic loss. However, by the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, the demand for the imaging systems like C-arms is expected to rise, bouncing back in the post covid era. 




Market Size Available

2024 to 2029

Base Year


Forecast Period

2024 to 2029

Segments Analysed

By Device Type, Application, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges; PESTLE Analysis; Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities

Regions Analysed

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

GE Healthcare Inc., Varian Medical Systems Inc., Philips Healthcare, Siemens AG, Toshiba Corp, Hologic corp, Omega Medical Imaging Inc., BMI Biomedical International, Hitachi Ltd, DMS Health Technologies, ATON GmbH, Medonica Co Ltd, Gemss Co Ltd, and Shimadzu Corp.



Global C-Arms Market Analysis By Device Type

Based on the type, Mobile C-arms held the highest shares of the market in recent years and continued the same growth rate in foreseen years. Increasing awareness over the utilization of devices effectively with the rise in the training institutes is escalating the market's growth to an extent. In addition, introducing specially designed devices that are highly convenient for performing complex tasks is leveling up the market demand. Also, growing research and development to improve the quality of treatment and diagnosis procedures elevate the market's growth in this segment.

However, the fixed C-arms segment is also expected to show significant growth during the forecast period due to its diagnostic and therapeutic applications and reliability as a stable C-Arms system. In addition, it is the most old-school method of C-arms and is used by habituated professionals in their work. 

Global C-Arms Market Analysis By Application

Based on application, the cardiology application type holds dominant market shares. The rise in cardiovascular problems and the increasing success rate of open-heart surgeries are prompting market demand. Also, the rise in healthcare expenditure, especially in urban areas, is likely to outshine the growth of the C-arms market. In addition, the rising chronic heart conditions requiring surgical procedures are helping the segment's expansion. 

Additionally, the Orthopaedic segment is also expected to show fast growth similar to that of the cardiovascular segment due to the rising cases of bone diseases like arthritis in the growing geriatric populations and the increasing need for surgical procedures like knee replacements. Furthermore, the increasing incidence of fractures in accidents supports the segment's growth.


Regionally, the North American region holds the highest shares of the global C-arms market owing to the quick adoption of advanced technology. In addition, the introduction of various medical products in the medical sector is also leveraging the market's growth. Furthermore, the region has advanced healthcare infrastructure, rising disposable incomes, and a rapidly urbanizing society supporting the market's growth. Additionally, several key market competitors in countries like the U.S. and Canada are helping the region progress.

Europe is following North America in holding dominant shares of the market. Growing investments in healthcare centers by the government are focused on expanding the market shares in this region. Europe is also growing due to the rising geriatric populations and the incidences of surgeries and chronic health conditions in countries like the U.K., Italy, Germany, France, etc. 

The Asia Pacific is accounted for having the fastest growth rate from the past decade and is also estimated to hit the highest CAGR in the coming years. The increasing elderly population is a common factor in the market's growth.

The Middle East and Africa are deemed to have growth opportunities in the review period.


Noteworthy companies in the Global C-Arms Market profiled in the report are GE Healthcare Inc., Varian Medical Systems Inc., Philips Healthcare, Siemens AG, Toshiba Corp, Hologic corp, Omega Medical Imaging Inc., BMI Biomedical International, Hitachi Ltd, DMS Health Technologies, ATON GmbH, Medonica Co Ltd, Gemss Co Ltd, and Shimadzu Corp.


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In January 2022, the company stated that physicians will now have access to cutting-edge new 3D image guiding capabilities with Philips Healthcare's Image-Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System Zenition. The company claimed that the technology would improve endovascular patient outcomes by delivering increased clinical accuracy and efficiency. In addition, to plan and direct surgery in real-time, the business has partnered with Cydar, a U.K.-based cloud-based process maps software provider.

Patient-specific real-time procedure planning and guiding, optimization of equipment utilization, and usability have become increasingly crucial as patient numbers increase and operations become more complicated and time-consuming. Philips Image-Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System Zenition combines advances in image capture and processing, usability, and mobility to overcome these difficulties.

In January 2020, Philips introduced its two new devices to the X-Ray system. Those are named Zenition mobile C-arm platforms and enhancing operating room workflow. Zenition mobile c-arm has a tableside user interface where the technicians can operate efficiently in the sterile field.

In January 2018, Hologic introduced a new Fluoroscan Insight FD Mini C-Arm where the surgeons, like orthopedists and podiatrists, use these devices. First, the surgeons can adjust the device according to the patient's needs, like high resolution or low dosages. Then, the device controls the system and views the results.

In September 2011, OrthoScan, Inc. was acquired by ATON GmbH. Orthoscan, Inc. is a prime manufacturer of orthopedic imaging products, including small C-arms. With this acquisition, both companies operate under a joint holding formation that will generate considerable interaction in the upcoming years.


This research report on the Global C-Arms Market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on the device type, application, and region.

By Device Type

  • Fixed C-Arms
  • Mobile C-Arms
    • Mini C-Arms
    • Full-Size C-Arms

By Application

  • Cardiovascular
  • Neurology
  • Urology
  • Orthopedic
  • Pain Management and Trauma
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General Surgery

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the global c-arms market?

As per our research report, the global radiation c-arms market size is projected to be USD 4.16 billion by 2028. 

Which region will lead the global c-arms market in the future?

the North American region holds the highest shares of the global C-arms market

At What CAGR, the global c-arms market is expected to grow from 2024 to 2029?

The global c-arms market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.86% from 2024 to 2029. 

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