Radiotherapy Device Market Growth and Forecast, 2016-2026

Radiotherapy is the use of radiation, particularly X-rays for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The other sources of radiation are gamma rays and protons. Radiotherapy is of two types namely external beam radiotherapy and internal beam radiotherapy. External radiotherapy utilizes X-rays generated from linear accelerators while internal radiotherapy is conducted by administering a radioactive material inside or close to the tumor inside the patient’s body. Radiotherapy is based on the principle of destruction of cancerous cells by damaging their DNA within these cells by radiations. Radiotherapy slows the growth of cancerous cells and is aimed at providing palliative care to relieve the patient of symptoms.

Radiotherapy Device Market:   Drivers & Restraints                  

Radiotherapy is a painless treatment. Radiotherapy is widely used in cancer treatment and according to Cancer Research organization, 40% cancer cases are treated by radiotherapy. In radiotherapy, damage to surrounding healthy cells by the high dose of radiation is a side-effect which could pose a threat for market growth. The multiple side-effects of radiation therapy such as nausea, hair loss, skin problems, fatigue, appetite loss, diarrhea, fertility issues could potentially hamper radiotherapy devices market growth.

Radiotherapy Device Market:   Segmentation

The global radiotherapy device market is classified on the basis of product type, end use and region.

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Based on product type, the global radiotherapy device market is segmented into the following:

External Beam Radiotherapy

Three-dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Conformal Proton Beam Radiation Therapy

Based on end use, the global radiotherapy device market is segmented into the following:


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