Cone beam computed tomography is an imaging technique that consists of X-ray computed imaging where the X-rays reflect and diverge, creating a cone-shaped beam. The cones are formed as the rays are deflected by colliding with a mirror and the resulting image is viewed from the inside of the cone. Cone-beam computed imaging uses the power of a computer to create images using the principle of diffraction and is very efficient in obtaining high quality images.
Increasing prevalence of dental disorders is expected to propel growth of the global cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) market. For instance, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention’s Oral Health Surveillance Report, 2019, the prevalence of untreated tooth decay in primary teeth was 10% among children aged 2–5 years and 16% among those 6–8 years during 2011-2016. Moreover, approval and launch of new products is also expected to aid in growth of the market. For instance, in December 2018, EhmetDX, received FDA 510(k) clearance for its 3D CBCT positioning software. The software is used to guide the position of proton beams in patient treatments.
Increasing geriatric population is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for players in the global cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) market. For instance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. geriatric population is expected to reach 77 million by 2034. Moreover, increasing adoption of CBCT is also expected to aid in growth of the global cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) market. For instance, in November 2020, The JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, India, procured a machine — Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), one of the most advanced technology in various fields of dentistry.
High cost of advanced equipment is expected to hinder growth of the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) market. For instance, devices such as cone beam CT scan and lasers may cost anything from US$ 50,000 to US$ 120,000.
Major players operating in the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) market include, Carestream Health Inc., Dentsply Sirona, Genoray, Instrumentarium Dental Inc., Planmeca Oy, Ray Ltd., Gendex Dental systems, Brainlab AG, NewTom, Danaher Corporation, Vatech Ltd., J. Morita Corporation, Asahi Roentgen Ltd., and PreXion Inc.
March 2019: Planmeca Oy, introduced an advanced Planmeca Viso G5 in the Planmeca Viso family, which offers high CBCT image quality.