; X-ray Inspection System Market Size, Share, Trend 2032

X-ray Inspection System Market

X-ray Inspection System Market Size, Share, and Analysis, By Technique (Film Based Imaging, Digital Imaging, Computed Tomography, and Others), By Dimension (2D and 3D), By Industry Vertical (Government Infrastructure, Healthcare, Automotive, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) And Regional Forecast 2022-2032

Published on: Nov-2023
Report Code: FG ES 01741
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

X-ray Inspection System Market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% in the forecast period (2022-2032), with the market size valued at USD 1.23 billion in 2022 and projected to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2032.

Product Overview

X-ray inspection systems are modern devices designed for using X-ray technology for safe inspection and evaluation of various objects. These systems pass X-rays through an object under examination and record the results to generate detailed images. They are extensively used in various applications, including industrial quality control, security screening, medical diagnostics, and non-destructive testing. X-ray inspection allows for the detection of errors, pollutants, structural flaws, or undetected dangers that are often invisible to the naked eye. Due to its adaptability and accuracy, X-ray inspection systems play an important role in quality control, medical evaluation, and safety inspections for various products.

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Market Highlights 

X-ray Inspection System Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period, 2022-2032

X-ray Inspection System Market is expected to reach USD 2.5 billion, growing at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for safe examination methods in sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, and security. The use of X-ray inspection systems for quality control, healthcare diagnosis, and security screening has increased due to growing concerns about the quality, safety, and security of the product. The market is expanding due to the ongoing technological advancements, particularly in automation and imaging quality.

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X-ray Inspection System Market Segmentation

Digital Imaging segment is expected to dominate in the forecast period

Based on the Technique, the market is divided into Film Based Imaging, Digital Imaging, Computed Tomography, and Others. Digital imaging has emerged as the dominant segment due to the increasing usage of systems that utilize digital imaging techniques. Digital imaging offers multiple benefits, including accurate detection of defects and accelerating image processing, that improves the efficiency of the result. Digital imaging will continue to shape the X-ray inspection system market by encouraging new innovations, while meeting the growing demand for accurate and swift inspection solutions.

3D segment to dominate for its growing adoption across multiple industries

By Dimension, the X-ray Inspection System Market is segmented into 2D and 3D. 3D. 3D had the higher revenue share in 2022 due to the increasing adoption of 3D X-ray technology across multiple industries. These applications are common in the manufacturing sector, including semiconductor production and the automotive industry. 3D X-ray inspection systems play an important role in maintaining strict standards of quality control. Additionally, they are crucial in diagnosing issues, such as the identification of metal impurities, electronic component bridging, and the detection of construction errors. These systems are vital for ensuring the quality and safety of product, which makes them an essential component in manufacturing processes.

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Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Increasing Quality Control Demands Will Drive Market Growth

X-ray inspection systems are used in prominent sectors, such as manufacturing, automotive, electronics, and food processing, as they face constant pressure to deliver products that meet the strict quality and safety standards. X-ray inspection systems excel at detecting defects and ensuring compliance to these quality standards. Their unique ability to identify errors, foreign materials, and irregularities in the manufacturing processes has become essential in maintaining the integrity and safety of products. The X-ray inspection system market is expanding rapidly as the demand for quality control continues to rise. Industries are actively seeking modern solutions to ensure the quality and safety of their services, with X-ray inspection systems emerging as an important means to achieve these goals.

Advancements in X-ray Technology Will Present Growth Prospects

Technological developments, particularly in the areas of digital imaging and 3D visualization, are transforming the X-ray inspection systems. Digital imaging provides accurate error detection and 3D visualization provides a comprehensive understanding of complex structures. These innovations have increased the efficiency and precision of X-ray inspections, while expanding the potential use of these systems across multiple sectors. The integration of X-ray inspection systems into daily tasks has accelerated the growth of the market. The rapid development of technologies in X-ray inspection systems highlights its important role in quality control and diagnosis in multiple industries.


Radiation Exposure Concerns Can Limit the Growth of the Market

A major restriction for the X-ray inspection system market is the potential risk of harmful radiation exposure. Despite significant efforts to reduce the risks of radiation in X-ray inspection systems, there is still concern about radiation exposure, particularly in applications such as medical imaging and security screening. Even with safety precautions and procedures in place, some companies or individuals are still hesitant to adopt X-ray inspection systems due to concerns about radiation exposure. Such factors can significantly impact the growth of the market.

Recent Developments

  • Nikon Americas Inc, Nikon Corporation's US subsidiary, bought Avonix Imaging LLC, a US-based firm situated in Maple Grove, Minnesota, in July 2023. Since 2015, Avonix has been Nikon's Industrial Metrology Business Unit's (IMBU) key manufacturing partner for X-ray CT (computed tomography) equipment.
  • Mettler Toledo Product Inspection announced the X2 Series of high-performance X-ray systems in May 2023, with the goal of elevating product safety while keeping prices accessible to all food processors. With two X-ray systems currently available in the X2 Series, X-ray inspection is now accessible to manufacturers of all budget sizes.
  • Nikon Corporation introduced the VOXLS 40 C 450 in April 2023, which can investigate items of diverse sizes and densities both internally and outside, making it very versatile for a variety of applications across industries, inspection agencies, and academic institutions.

X-ray Inspection System Market

Key Players:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Nikon Metrology
  • Teledyne DALSA
  • Nordson DAGE
  • YXLON International
  • Viscom AG
  • Mettler-Toledo International
  • Smiths Detection
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • VJ Technologies
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • General Electric Inspection Technologies
  • Anritsu Corporation
  • Zetec, Inc.
  • Rigaku Corporation
  • Other Prominent Players (Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis)

Regional Analysis

X-ray Inspection System Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. North America is expected to dominate the global X-ray inspection systems market. This dominance is due to several important factors, including the substantial presence of manufacturing facilities, strict laws and regulations, and commitment to meet the quality standards. Additionally, the region is witnessing a significant increase in research activities, which is highlighting its position in the global X-ray inspection systems market. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing region. The main driver of the growth is the rapid pace of infrastructural developments. Several key nations in Asia Pacific are making substantial investments in critical infrastructure projects, including highways, railways, and power plants. These infrastructure developments require the use of X-ray inspection systems for both initial evaluations and regular maintenance, thus driving the demand for X-ray inspection technology in the region.

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Impact of Covid-19 on X-ray Inspection System Market

Global supply chains were significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, that lead to a major impact on the availability of X-ray inspection equipment and services. Temporary restrictions and limited production capacity affected manufacturing facilities and distribution channels. The manufacturing, shipment, and purchasing of X-ray inspection equipment experienced delays. The pandemic also resulted in reduced product demand in multiple sectors such as aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, and oil & gas. Additionally, this situation accelerated the adoption of remote inspection technologies, including drones, Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) tools, and robotic systems.

X-ray Inspection System Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

X-ray Inspection System Market Scope and Segments:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.4% from 2022-2032


Value (USD Billion)


Main Segments List

By Technique

  • Film Based Imaging
  • Digital Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Others

By Dimension

  • 2D
  • 3D

By Industry Verticals

  • Government Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

X-ray Inspection System Market size was values at USD 1.236 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach the value of USD 2.5 billion in 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period.

The X-ray inspection system market encompasses the production, sale, and use of X-ray-based equipment and technology for inspecting and analyzing objects and materials. These systems are employed in various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and security, to detect defects, contaminants, and ensure product quality and safety.

The Digital Imaging segment and the 3D segment accounted for the largest X-ray Inspection System Market share.

Key players in the X-ray Inspection System Market include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Nikon Metrology, Teledyne DALSA, Nordson DAGE, YXLON International, Viscom AG, Mettler-Toledo International, Smiths Detection, L3Harris Technologies, VJ Technologies, Shimadzu Corporation, General Electric Inspection Technologies, Anritsu Corporation, Zetec, Inc., Rigaku Corporation, and Other Prominent Players.

Increasing quality control demands and advancements in X-ray technology are the factors driving the X-ray Inspection System Market.

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