Breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is the latest technology used for breast cancer screening. According to Hologic, its Hologic 3Dimensions™ Mammography System detect 20%-65% more invasive cancer than 2D mammography systems.
3D mammography allows visualization in thin slices, as tomosynthesis eliminates overlap of normal tissue, thereby decreasing inaccurate readings
Key Drivers of Global 3D Mammography Market
The global 3D mammography market is likely to be driven by the rise in prevalence of breast cancer. Incidences of breast cancer are higher in developed countries while mortality rate is higher in lesser-developed and poor countries due to late diagnosis and availability of necessary health care and treatment facilities. Therefore, rise in prevalence of breast cancer in developed and developing countries across the globe is anticipated to drive the global 3D mammography market.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. In 2017, breast cancer accounted for 30% of all types of newly diagnosed cancer among women.
Increase in breast cancer research activities is driving the demand for 3D mammography systems. Moreover, 3D mammography systems are used for breast research to acquire a comprehensive understanding. This, in turn, is contributing to the growth of the global 3D mammography market.
There is a rise in trend of rental contract agreement of 3D mammography systems. Rental contract agreements allow end-users to pay a certain amount per 3D mammogram performed using 3D mammography systems installed free of cost by manufacturers. This helps low budget hospitals and diagnostic labs to adopt this advanced technology for breast imaging.
Public mammography screening has been introduced in several countries in recent years. 3D mammography systems are used in these public mammography screening programs to obtain maximum accuracy in detection of breast cancer.
North America to Hold Significant Share of Global 3D Mammography Market
North America was the leading market for 3D mammography systems in 2018 driven by the rise in the adoption of technologically advanced devices for breast imaging. Moreover, rise in prevalence of breast cancer in the geriatric population is expected to propel the market during the forecast period. Favorable reimbursement policies in the U.S. for mammography is anticipated to augment the market in the region during the forecast period.
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 252,710 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017 and the incidence rate is expected to increase substantially over the next few years
Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market for 3D mammography during the forecast period due to the improving health care infrastructure. Rise in the number of diagnostic centers is likely to fuel the growth of the global 3D mammography market in Asia Pacific.
Key Players Operating in Global 3D Mammography Market
Major players in the global 3D mammography market are: