The global teleradiology market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 18.5% during the forecast period. The global teleradiology market is estimated to be USD 5.7 billion by 2029 and USD 2.44 billion in 2024.
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Global Teleradiology Market Drivers:
The growing healthcare infrastructure among developing countries, increasing availability of high-speed internet facilities, technology-enabled healthcare platforms, and growing healthcare expenditure propel the global teleradiology market growth. The global teleradiology market is further driven by technological advancements in the healthcare industry, growing digitalization, which aids in enhancing the Teleradiology process, and low costs in contrast to other modalities. Secondary factors include the shortage of radiologists worldwide, digital technology advancements in external patient diagnoses, and enhanced healthcare awareness. On the other hand, inadequate common standards are the primary barrier to the global teleradiology market.
The growing demand for radiology services across the globe is expected to boost the global teleradiology market. Teleradiology is used to enhance tuberculosis screening and case management. Thyolo district in southern Malawi is home to approximately 600,000 residents. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 228 health practitioners per 100,000 people. 159 X-ray images from 158 patients at Thyolo District Hospital were submitted for teleradiology from September 2010 to September 2011.
Technological advancements in teleradiology are further expected to accelerate market growth. Teleradiology's usage reflects the evolving worlds of clinical practice, technology, and service delivery. Healthcare delivery is evolving, and teleradiology is a part of that transition, which also involves radiology's globalization. The current challenge is to address the inability to seamlessly incorporate teleradiology systems with other (locally existing) healthcare information systems when data must be transmitted between institutions or an outside provider.
Continuously increasing demand for CT scans due to lower exposure to X-rays and high scanning speed is expected to provide key player opportunities during the forecast period. Expansion of teleradiology in developing countries owing to emerging economies and increasing patient pool is likely to offer lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global teleradiology market. Other factors, such as the emergence of technologically advanced products, increased prevalence of various diseases, and expanding healthcare in developing countries, are anticipated to create lucrative growth opportunities for the key players in the global teleradiology market.
Global Teleradiology Market Restraints:
The key challenge for the key players functioning in the global teleradiology market is radiation exposure. Side effects associated with the treatment are expected to restrain the growth of the teleradiology market. In addition, the lack of proper distribution networks in developing regions and unfavorable reimbursement policies challenge the key players functioning in the worldwide teleradiology market. The lack of timely diagnostic facilities poses severe challenges for clinicians during emergencies and at night. However, teleradiology services are currently defined by a trade-off between cost and image quality, billing and quality of care issues, payment challenges, and state licensure requirements. In addition, problems with privacy and security, lack of awareness in developing countries, and risk of a cyber-attack on data are further expected to restrict the teleradiology market growth.
Impact of COVID-19 on the global teleradiology market:
The teleradiology market has had a favorable impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the demand for teleradiological services has increased. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the influx of patients to hospitals has increased rapidly and there was a shortage of radiologists in many countries. Hence, healthcare providers have used teleradiology for remote diagnosis to ensure that patients receive prompt and accurate diagnoses. Due to the situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare providers have adopted work-from-home practices and radiologists worked from home to deliver radiological services to medical facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has made healthcare providers realize the importance of technological developments such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry. In recent years, the adoption of AI-powered teleradiology solutions has increased as this can improve the accuracy and speed of the diagnosis. Using Artificial Intelligence, radiologists can quickly and accurately interpret the images and perform the diagnosis in a quick time. Likewise, the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the growth of the teleradiology market. However, considering the reduced impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing investments in teleradiology and rising habituation toward new normalization, the global market for teleradiology is expected to showcase a notable CAGR during the forecast period.
Market Size Available
2023 to 2029
2024 to 2029
By Modality, Technology Solutions, Application, and Region
Various Analyses Covered
Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis; DROC; PESTLE Analysis; Porter’s Five Forces Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa
Key Market Players
4ways Healthcare Limited, RamSoft, Inc., Virtual Radiologic (vRAD), Agfa-Gevaert N.V., ONARD, Global Diagnostics, Everlight Radiology, Sectra AB, and Health Watch Tele Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.
This research report on the global teleradiology market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on the modality, technology solutions, application, and region.
Global Teleradiology Market - By Modality:
Based on modality, the CT segment had the major share of the global teleradiology market in 2023 and the domination of the segment is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. CT is most commonly used to diagnose various diseases and is highly effective in producing detailed images of internal body structures. The growing patient population suffering from chronic diseases, the increasing aging population, the rising demand for remote patient monitoring, and the growing demand for rapid and accurate diagnosis are majorly contributing to segmental growth.
The MRI segment captured a substantial share of the worldwide market in 2023 and is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing usage of MRI to treat cancer patients and rapid adoption of technological developments are favoring the segment’s growth rate.
The X-ray is one of the most lucrative segments and is expected to witness a notable CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the X-ray segment is majorly driven by the growing demand for imaging services and the increasing number of initiatives by the governments.
Global Teleradiology Market - By Technology Solutions:
Based on the technology solution, the cloud-based segment held the largest share of the global teleradiology market in 2023 and is likely to witness rapid growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing demand for artificial intelligence and the high adoption rate of cloud-based technologies to store large amounts of collected data. Furthermore, the ability to store, access and share medical images securely and remotely further propel the segment's growth rate. In addition, faster turnaround times for image interpretation and diagnosis and easy scalability and accessibility are boosting the segment's growth. Furthermore, the growing demand for remote patient monitoring and telemedicine services favours segmental growth.
During the forecast period, the web-based segment is anticipated to grow at a moderate CAGR. Factors such as the availability of high-speed internet in many countries, growing adoption of web-based technologies, cost-effectiveness, and growing patient count suffering from chronic diseases are driving the segmental growth.
Global Teleradiology Market - By Application:
Based on application, the PACS segment held the major share of the global teleradiology market in 2023 and the segment’s domination is likely to continue throughout the forecast period. The growing demand for digital medical imaging and the increasing need to store and access medical access electronically contribute to segmental growth. In addition, the benefits associated with PACS such as improved efficiency, faster turnaround times, enhanced patient care, and reduced healthcare costs are further fuelling the segment's growth rate. Furthermore, PACS further helps healthcare providers improve their workflow, reduce the risk of errors, and improve communication between healthcare professionals, which is resulting in the growing adoption of PACS and boosting the segment’s growth rate.
On the other hand, the RIS segment is also anticipated to grow at a notable CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rising demand for a comprehensive system that can manage the entire radiology workflow, from patient registration to billing. In addition, the adoption of RIS is picking up among healthcare providers due to the associated advantages, such as automating their workflow, reducing manual errors, and improving communication between healthcare professionals.
Global Teleradiology Market - By Region:
Geographically, North America held the major share of the worldwide market in 2023 and the domination of the segment is estimated to continue during the forecast period owing to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the presence of high-end multi-specialty healthcare facilities in the North American countries. Furthermore, factors such as the increasing patient count suffering from chronic diseases in the North American region and growing demand for remote patient monitoring, home healthcare and telemedicine propel the North American teleradiology market growth. During the forecast period, the U.S. is predicted to hold the major share of the North American market, followed by Canada. Due to the increasing number of diagnostic imaging centers, the Canadian teleradiology market is expected to witness a healthy CAGR in the coming years.
Europe is expected to capture a substantial share of the worldwide market during the forecast period. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted Europe and the usage of teleradiology has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the initiatives taken by the European Union such as the Digital Single Market strategy and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have favored the teleradiology market growth in Europe recently. In addition, factors such as the favorable regulatory environment for teleradiology in Europe and the rapid adoption of technological advancements are boosting the European teleradiology market growth. The UK, Germany, and France captured the major share of the European market in 2021; the trend is predicted to continue during the forecast period. The UK is predicted to witness a notable CAGR during the forecast period due to the increasing healthcare expenditure by the UK government and the increasing adoption of radiological services.
Asia-Pacific is estimated to showcase a promising CAGR during the forecast period. The growing chronic disease patient population and consistent improvements in the healthcare infrastructure in the APAC countries are propelling the growth rate of the APAC market. In addition, the rising adoption of technological developments and growing disposable income among the APAC population are contributing to regional market growth. Furthermore, the presence of developing countries such as India and China is estimated to fuel regional market growth. Factors such as the increasing demand for innovative and advanced medical platforms, the growing number of government initiatives, and growing efforts by the key market participants to tap the untapped market potential of the developing countries are promoting the growth of the APAC teleradiology market.
Latin America is anticipated to experience a steady CAGR during the forecast period. The growing demand for teleradiology services majorly drives the growth of the Latin American market due to the increasing patient population suffering from chronic diseases and the rising adoption of digital healthcare technologies.
During the forecast period, the MEA is predicted to occupy a moderate share of the worldwide market.
KEY MARKET PLAYERS:
Some of the notable companies dominating the global teleradiology market profiled in the report are 4ways Healthcare Limited, RamSoft, Inc., Virtual Radiologic (vRAD), Agfa-Gevaert N.V., ONARD, Global Diagnostics, Everlight Radiology, Sectra AB, and Health Watch Tele Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.
RECENT HAPPENINGS IN THIS MARKET:
As per our research report, the global teleradiology market size is projected to be USD 4.81 billion by 2028.
Geographically, the North American teleradiology market accounted for the largest share of the global market in 2022.
The global teleradiology market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 18.5% from 2023 to 2028.
4ways Healthcare Limited, RamSoft, Inc., Virtual Radiologic (vRAD), Agfa-Gevaert N.V., ONARD, Global Diagnostics, Everlight Radiology, Sectra AB, and Health Watch Tele Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. are some of the significant players operating in the teleradiology market
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