The global diagnostic imaging market is expected to grow at a robust 6.0% CAGR during 2018-2026. Due to rise in chronic illnesses, the market is expected to reach $47 bn in the near future. Moreover, the growth is also expected to receive a boost from expanding health coverage across the world. The growth of privatized insurance in Asia Pacific, and clouds of expansion of government programs like MediCaid in the US are likely to drive robust growth in the near future.
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Rising Elderly Population to Drive Major Opportunities for Growth
The market is also riding on trends like growth in the elderly population. According to Administration for Community Living or ACL, the population of elderly rose by 36% from 50.7 million to 68.7 million Americans between 2006-2016. Today, every one in seven American is an older American. Moreover, nearly 95% of elderly patients in the United States are covered by programs like Medicare. These services include various illnesses including dental services, outpatient drugs, and eyeglass prescription among various others.
Additionally, according to a research in journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of health care increased by nearly $1 trillion between 1996-2013. One of the key reasons for this growth was the rising elderly population. The rising chronic illnesses, and diseases like diabetes and inventions like portable diagnostic imaging machines will also create significant opportunities for players in the diagnostic imaging market.