The global radiotherapy devices market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3%, having been valued at $4.4 billion in 2011 and is estimated to reach $5.8 billion by 2016. External beam therapy devices contribute the maximum share (81.5%) to the global radiotherapy devices market, followed by internal radiotherapy devices (9.6%) and systemic radiotherapy devices (8.9%).
Radiotherapy refers to therapeutic procedures using high energy electromagnetic waves or radioactive particulates to thwart abnormal cell growths within our body system and repair different physiological abnormalities.
The major factors driving growth within the radiotherapy devices markets involve reimbursement support to the radiotherapy procedures in the developed countries over conventional therapeutic procedures. As the incidence cases of cancer diseases continue to rise in the coming years, along with increasing trends in accurate diagnosis and precise treatment planning system, the radiotherapy devices market for treating these diseases would show significant growth through to 2016.
North America represents the biggest market for vascular interventional devices, followed by Europe. However, Asian countries represent the most promising and fastest growing markets as low procedural and infrastructural costs have led to an increased drive of patients from developed regions towards Asian countries such as India and China.
The global radiotherapy devices market is predominantly commanded by major players, such as Varian Medical System, a Californian manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radio surgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. Accuray, Inc., a premier radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells personalised innovative treatment solutions, and Elekta AB, a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders.
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