Strategic Insights: Capitalizing on Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Market Trends

The expansion of the image-guided radiation therapy market is propelled by several synergistic factors, including robust healthcare infrastructure, escalating cancer prevalence, conducive reimbursement policies, technological innovations, active research initiatives, well-defined regulatory frameworks, growing minimally invasive procedure adoption, and the presence of key market players in developing regions. This amalgamation of drivers has engendered substantial market growth. Continued technological advancements, heightened emphasis on non-invasive cancer interventions, and a supportive healthcare ecosystem are anticipated to sustain this upward trajectory. Nevertheless, market expansion faces constraints posed by competitive alternatives, including automated radiation therapy systems, intensity modulation radiation therapy (IMRT), and other radiotherapeutic approaches.

The report Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Market is projected to reach USD 2.4 billion by 2028 from USD 1.9 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.

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Market Segmentation:-

PET/ MRI-guided radiation therapy segment to register a significant growth rate over the forecast period of 2022-2028.

Based on the product, the image-guided radiation therapy market is segmented into LINAC (linear accelerator), 4D gating/ 4D RT, PET/ MRI-guided radiation therapy, CT scanning, and portal imaging. The capability of PET/MRI to furnish functional insights directs the administration of radiation doses, effectively mitigating healthy tissue exposure and subsequently alleviating the occurrence of adverse effects. This contribution significantly bolsters the market trajectory of image-guided radiation therapy, enhancing its appeal and positioning within the healthcare landscape.

The breast cancer application segment accounted for a significant share of the image-guided radiation therapy market in 2022-2028.

Based on the application, the image-guided radiation therapy market is segmented into breast cancer, prostate cancer, head & neck cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, gynecological cancer, and other applications. The rising incidence of cancer worldwide is a significant driver for the image-guided radiation therapy market. The precision inherent in image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) mitigates the necessity for frequent and discomforting repositioning of patients during treatment sessions.

Intensity modulation radiation therapy procedure segment accounted for the largest share of the image-guided radiation therapy market in 2022-2028.

Based on the procedure, the image-guided radiation therapy market is segmented into 3D conformal therapy, stereotactic therapy, proton beam therapy, intensity modulation radiation therapy,  and particle therapy. The intensity modulation radiation therapy procedure segment is estimated to hold the 39.2%  market share of the image-guided radiation therapy market in 2022. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is instrumental in crafting tailored treatment blueprints through the optimization of radiation administration based on tumor dimensions, contours, and placement. This congruence aligns seamlessly with the personalized treatment ethos central to Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).

Hospitals segment to register for the largest market share of the image-guided radiation therapy market in 2022-2028.

The major end users in the image-guided radiation therapy market are independent radiotherapy centers and hospitals. Hospitals are expected to account for a major market share in 2022. Healthcare institutions grapple with a considerable influx of cancer patients, thereby magnifying the attraction towards image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). The precision inherent in IGRT’s tumor-targeting proficiency and its streamlined treatment delivery harmonize seamlessly with the necessity of proficiently managing the patient caseload.

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Regional Analysis:-

In 2022, the North American region is expected to register significant growth in the market during the forecast period. North America comprises the US and Canada. North America has an advanced healthcare infrastructure, which is associated with a higher incidence of cancer. In North America, a highly developed healthcare infrastructure coupled with ready access to state-of-the-art medical technologies creates a conducive environment for the assimilation of progressive treatment modalities, such as image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT).

Key Players:-

As of 2022, prominent players in the image-guided radiation therapy market are Siemens Healthineers AG (Germany), Elekta (Sweden), and Accuray Incorporated (US), among others.

Recent developments

Recent developments, such as Philips’ Zenition 10, GE HealthCare’s advances in PET/MR capabilities, and the launch of Pixxoscan, highlight the industry’s commitment to advancing cancer care.


Image-Guided Radiation Therapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment by offering precise, patient-centric care. As a medical industry expert, I’m thrilled to witness this transformation. With continued advancements, a supportive healthcare ecosystem, and a global focus on non-invasive cancer interventions, IGRT is set to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of cancer treatment worldwide. As the industry embraces innovation, research, and collaboration, the promise of improved cancer outcomes becomes increasingly achievable.