The global treatment planning systems and advanced image processing market was valued at USD 1.67 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of cancer cases across the globe is driving the need for advanced and effective cancer treatment practices. The emerging healthcare IT industry with supportive infrastructure, skyrocketing investments in cancer care segments, and growing demand for advanced solutions are driving the planning systems and advanced image processing market growth.
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Globally cancer cases are increasing every year, and there were an estimated 19.3 million cases detected in 2020. China alone contributed 24% of the cancer cases in 2020, and the U.S. also had a significantly higher number of around 1.8 million patients diagnosed in the year. The increase in circumstances will need innovative cure procedures which will propel the growth of the global market for treatment planning systems and advanced image processing.
The adoption of ML and AI intelligence in the market is expected to enhance the quality of cure in hospitals by simplifying complex workflow in care centers. Paragon Biosciences LLC launched Qlarity Imaging LLC in 2019, and this system is based on artificial intelligence (AI), which is expected to improve medical outcomes of breast cancer.
The emergence of COVID-19 will have minimal impact on the growth of the global market as cancer treatments are critical and emergency procedures are given utmost importance in hospitals even during the pandemic. Only non-critical procedures are being postponed in hospitals. In contrast, cancer treatments and other emergency procedures are conducted without any delay, which will help in the upward treatment planning systems and advanced image processing market growth.
The global market will be mainly driven by factors such as increased cases of cancer across the globe along with the adoption of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence in cancer treatment. The increasing use of radiotherapy and the adoption of software systems in treatment planning is expected to fuel the growth of planning systems and the advanced image processing market during the forecast period.
The mortality associated with cancer is very high and hence new treatment procedures are being developed to reduce cancer-related deaths. Radiotherapy is one of the important care procedures which are given to nearly half of the patients diagnosed with cancer. Due to the increasing adoption of radiotherapy, advanced radiotherapy centers are increasing across the globe.
In the U.S. alone there are around 2,332 radiotherapy centers and it is expected that, by 2030, 4.1 million radiotherapy survivors will be living in the world. All these require innovative treatment planning solutions and advanced image processing systems, and this will boost the market growth for planning systems and advanced image processing over the coming years.
Companies are launching new systems and entering collaboration to fulfill the demand of the market. For instance, Terumo Europe launched Holmium-166 specific dosimetry software Q-SuiteTM, in July 2020. This new software is useful in the planning of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) Treatment planning.
Philips entered into collaboration with MIM Software Inc., in January 2019, to enhance its capability in radiation therapy treatment planning. Philips hopes to improve therapy decisions by integrating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, computed tomography (CT), and intelligent treatment planning software. Mevion and RaySearch agreed to continue their partnership for HYPERSCAN Treatment Planning Capabilities, in June 2019.
The market is primarily segmented on the basis of component, technique, application, and region.
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The treatment planning software segment generated the highest revenue in 2020. The increasing prevalence of cancer across the globe and the expanding market demand for proper oncology treatments solutions are driving the segment.
It is extensively used as consumers become more aware of its effectiveness in cancer treatment with radiotherapy. This software solution contained various tools for radiotherapy procedures, including tissue energy level penetration, dose distribution statistics, and beamline navigation to reduce collateral damage.
In addition, increased public-private collaborations, developments in healthcare infrastructure, and growing knowledge of the benefits of software solutions over traditional practice contribute to its significant market share.
The advanced image processing software segment is anticipated to grow at a high growth rate during the forecast period. Medical imaging software, which includes multiple image modalities, is one of the highest growing industries in healthcare.
These software solutions are readily accessible as open-source, free, or tailored paying sources. Despite an increase in the worldwide need for radiology services, skilled radiologists are only expanding at half the rate. As a result, the market demand for innovative image processing solutions is increasing due to a scarcity of trained individuals.
The validation of the image registration segment generated the highest revenue in 2020. The relevance of image registration and the generation of image databases in the treatment planning process accounts for the growth. Image registration creates real-time picture databases from different image modalities and anatomical atlases to guide target volume and tissue delineation.
These solutions validate dose distribution, dosage buildup, and contours using the generated imaging datasets over the course of the therapy. These products can be used to help with dose mapping and accretion. Varian Medical Systems and RaySearch Laboratories are two significant players offering image registration validation systems.
Adaptive radiotherapy is expected to have the fastest growth rate. Adaptive radiotherapy is used to offer modified radiotherapy to adjust for functional and anatomical changes that occur during the course of radiation therapy. It is commonly used to treat tumors of the neck, head, and stomach. The growing number of oncology treatment facilities is boosting the segment’s growth.
North America is expected to be the most significant region for the global planning systems and advanced image processing market due to the availability of modern healthcare infrastructure and favorable reimbursement policies. The surging cancer prevalence across the globe is a crucial driving factor in the segment growth. The increased market demand for efficient, precise, and sophisticated cancer care and treatment techniques in the region has fueled the planning systems and advanced image processing market growth.
The presence of cancer research centers and modern healthcare facilities, reimbursement framework, and rising disposable income supports market growth in the region. Also, many new treatment planning solutions were approved by regulatory agencies, which are expected to drive the development of the planning systems and advanced image processing market.
Asia Pacific will be the fastest-growing region for the global market during the forecast period, owing to significant investment by governments to improve the healthcare infrastructure in recent years. China and India have the highest cancer incidence in the world. In addition, constant developments in healthcare and widespread acceptance of healthcare IT solutions in emerging nations are some of the major reasons responsible for planning systems and advanced image processing market growth.
Companies are investing heavily in research & development to bring innovative treatment planning solutions into the market. Companies are devising key strategies such as collaborations and acquisitions to expand their treatment solutions portfolio and planning systems and advanced image processing market footprint.
Some of the key player’s functioning in the treatment planning systems and advanced image processing market include Accuray Incorporated, Brainlab, DOSIsoft SA, Elekta, Koninklijke Philips NV, MIM Software, Inc., Prowess, Inc., RaySearch Laboratories, Varian Medical Systems, Viewray, Inc.
Market size value in 2020
USD 1.67 billion
Revenue forecast in 2028
USD 2.93 billion
7.9% from 2021 - 2028
2016 - 2019
2021 - 2028
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028
By Component, By Technique, By Application, By Region
North America Europe Asia Pacific Latin America; Middle East & Africa
Accuray Incorporated, Brainlab, DOSIsoft SA, Elekta, Koninklijke Philips NV, MIM Software, Inc., Prowess, Inc., RaySearch Laboratories, Varian Medical Systems, Viewray, Inc