Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is widely used in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery due to its benefits over traditional techniques. Cone beam CT (CBCT) systems have many advantages over conventional CT for dental treatment and planning, such as lower radiation dose to patients in most cases, smaller acquisition times for the resolution needed in dentistry, a reasonable alternative to CT in terms of cost, and improved resolution with more details. A CBCT scanner extracts high-resolution images for one-tenth of the cost and an element of the radiation compared to conventional CT scanner.
Based on application, the global cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) market has been segmented into dental implants, orthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, and general dental surgery. CBCT has more applications in dental implant procedures compared to others. The implant dentistry market has grown at a fast pace, driven by technological advances. Apart from substituting teeth lost due to injury, increased life expectancy and aesthetic concerns have enhanced the extensive acceptance of implantology. CBCT provides increased accuracy, higher resolution, reduced scan time, low radiation dose, and reduced cost for patients compared to conventional CT.
Geographically, the market has been studied and estimated for five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World. The CBCT market is driven by increasing demand for applications in dentistry across the globe. North America held the largest share of the CBCT market in 2014, followed by Europe. Asia Pacific was identified as the third largest market for CBCT in 2014. Demand has grown significantly in Asia due to rise in health care expenditures as well as disposable income of the population. Moreover, the market is driven by increase in population and aging couples with oral diseases and disorders opting for advanced dental imaging techniques such as CBCT.
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The market overview section of the report demonstrates market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities that influence the current and future status of the industry. The market overview section includes market attractiveness analysis, by geography, to provide a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global CBCT market. The market overview section of the report also includes the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the competitive landscape.
Market share analysis for the CBCT market has been provided in the market overview section of the report for 2015 in terms of value (%) for global and China markets. The report also provides important recommendations for market players and new entrants. These recommendations would enable existing market players to expand their market shares and help new companies to establish their presence in the CBCT market across the world. The report concludes with the company profiles section, which includes key information about major players in the market such as financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. Major players in this market include Cefla Group (Italy), Carestream Health (U.S.), Danaher Corporation (U.S.), QR s.r.l. (Newtom) (Italy), Planmeca OY (Finland), Prexion, Inc. (U.S.), VATECH Global Co. Ltd. (South Korea), and Sirona Dental Systems (Germany).