The global market for CMOS flat panel detectors


For nearly two decades, a-Si TFT flat panel detectors (FPDs) have dominated the medical x-ray imaging market, replacing image intensifiers, computed radiography systems and analogue film in most applications. In recent years, CMOS FPDs have also gained steady acceptance as system integrators and OEMs have added this technology to their product portfolios. CMOS technology offers distinct performance advantages over a-Si TFT, including improved resolution, electronic noise performance and speed. As x-ray system OEMs continue to explore the benefits of utilising CMOS over a-Si technology within specific clinical settings, the market for CMOS flat-panel detectors is anticipated to grow faster than other technologies over the coming periods. PMI is leading an industry research project to quantify the historic demand for CMOS FPDs as well as forecast anticipated market growth. The output of this research project includes both quantitive and qualitative insights, including the following:

  1. Market data points including sales revenue, sales unit volume and ASP
  2. Historical global market size for FY 2018, 2019 and 2020
  3. A 5-year global market size forecast from FY 2021 to FY 2025
  4. Analyst commentary on growth trends and factors driving market growth
Collaboration with OEMs

The global portfolio of CMOS-based x-ray FPD manufactures consists of a limited number of companies. In order to calculate market-level data, we are seeking to engage and collaborate with these OEMs in order to support with validating our market estimates. These OEMs include:

  • Detection Technology
  • Genoray
  • Hamamatsu
  • iRay Technology
  • Rayence
  • Teledyne Dalsa
  • Trixell
  • Varex Imaging
High-level Data Segmentations

Market data points are anticipated to be segmented by geographical region, product category and industry application. The drivers of sales growth by each segment are discussed within analyst commentary.

Geographic RegionProduct SegmentIndustry Sector
Asia & OceaniaMammographyIndustrial
MEADental intra-oral
Life Sciences
Portable Inspection
Research Process

Engage with industry stakeholders: the first stage is to engage with industry stakeholders to discuss and understand their needs from a research project. This process helps to create the desired data specifications and core deliverables.

Primary data collection: once the project scope is agreed upon, PMI seeks to collect sales data directly from OEMs under NDA agreement. Data directly submitted to PMI forms the basis of our market size calculations and ensures accurate market sizing estimates.

Discussion with OEMs and technology providers: alongside data collection, PMI seeks to engage senior executives in discussion around their perspectives on market growth dynamics. These include executives working within a strategy, market intelligence, product management as well as sales & marketing functions.

Secondary research: data is collected from secondary sources including financial reports, customs trade data, government institutions and regulators. This data is used to augment the data reported directly from OEMs to help validate market data points and assumptions.

Delivery and on-going analyst support: alongside the core deliverables, project delivery includes a presentation to highlight the key findings of the research, followed by a Q&A session to answer customer questions. Once the data and report are delivered, analyst support is provided to help customers maximise value from the project.


Delivery of market data is expected to occur during Q2 2021.

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A 50% reduction of the prices listed below is available to data contributors.

Each part available for purchase individuallyAmount (£GBP)
Part one: Excel data book: historical market data estimates£760
Part two: Excel data book: forecasted market data estimates£760
Part three: written report with analyst commentary£1,520
About PMI

PMI is an independent supplier of market intelligence and consultancy services to the global imaging technology industry. Our coverage areas include x-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance and nuclear imaging technologies. PMI is headquartered in Swindon, UK. PMI has become an authoritative source of market data and competitive intelligence within the x-ray detector industry.