Magnetic Resonance Imaging Market Size & Share to Surpass USD 10.6 billion by 2031 | States Transparency Market Research, Inc.


Market penetration into emerging economies and regions with previously limited access to MRI technology fosters market expansion and diversification.

Wilmington, Delaware, United States, Feb. 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Transparency Market Research Inc. – The global magnetic resonance imaging market is estimated to surge at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2022 to 2031. Transparency Market Research projects that the overall sales revenue for magnetic resonance imaging is estimated to reach US$ 10.6 billion by the end of 2031.

The integration of MRI with personalized medicine approaches is gaining traction. Tailoring MRI protocols and parameters to individual patient characteristics and disease profiles enhances diagnostic accuracy and treatment outcomes.


Evolving regulatory landscapes and the establishment of stricter quality standards impact MRI market dynamics. Compliance with regulatory requirements and adherence to quality assurance guidelines drive innovation and influence market competitiveness.

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Developments in contrast agents, including nanoparticle-based formulations and targeted molecular imaging agents, expand the scope and capabilities of MRI. Enhanced contrast resolution and specificity enable improved detection and characterization of diseases, driving demand for MRI procedures.

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms into MRI interpretation processes revolutionizes diagnostic workflows. AI-driven image analysis algorithms enable rapid and accurate interpretation, enhancing radiologists’ efficiency and diagnostic confidence.

Increasing emphasis on patient comfort and experience drives innovations in MRI scanner design and workflow optimization. Features such as noise reduction technology, shorter scan times, and open-bore systems improve patient satisfaction and compliance, driving market growth.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Market: Competitive Landscape 

The magnetic resonance imaging market stands as a dynamic landscape shaped by intense competition and technological advancements. Major players like Siemens Healthineers, GE Healthcare, and Philips Healthcare dominate, continually innovating to enhance imaging quality, patient comfort, and operational efficiency. Emerging contenders such as Canon Medical Systems and Hitachi Medical Systems are gaining momentum with their breakthrough technologies.

Niche players like Magnetica, focusing on specialized MRI components, contribute to the market’s diversity. With a growing emphasis on precision medicine and imaging modalities, the MRI market fosters fierce rivalry, fostering innovation and driving the quest for superior diagnostic capabilities and patient care. 

Some prominent players are as follows:

  • GE Healthcare (General Electric Company)
  • Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Canon Inc.)
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Siemens Healthineers AG
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Esaote SpA
  • Magnetica
  • AllTech Medical Systems

Product Portfolio:

  • Esaote SpA pioneers innovative medical imaging solutions, blending cutting-edge technology with clinical excellence. Their portfolio encompasses ultrasound, MRI, and healthcare IT systems. With a commitment to enhancing patient care, Esaote continues to push boundaries, delivering precise diagnostic tools trusted by healthcare professionals worldwide.
  • Magnetica leads the forefront of MRI technology, specializing in advanced magnet designs and gradient systems. Their portfolio showcases high-performance solutions tailored for clinical and research applications. With a focus on precision and reliability, Magnetica empowers medical professionals to obtain clearer insights and drive impactful diagnoses.

Key Findings of the Market Report 

  • Closed MRI design segment leads the magnetic resonance imaging market due to its higher image quality and better signal-to-noise ratio.
  • High-field MRI (1.5T – 3.0T) segment leads the magnetic resonance imaging market due to its widespread adoption and diagnostic versatility.
  • Neurology stands as the leading application segment in the magnetic resonance imaging market, emphasizing precise diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. 

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Market Growth Drivers & Trends

  • Continuous innovation in MRI technology, such as higher field strengths and advanced imaging sequences, drives market growth by enhancing diagnostic capabilities and patient outcomes.
  • Increasing incidence of chronic conditions necessitates accurate and early diagnosis, fueling the demand for MRI scans and contributing to market expansion.
  • The growing aging population globally drives the need for diagnostic imaging, particularly in detecting age-related conditions, propelling the MRI market forward.
  • Rising investments in healthcare facilities and infrastructure, especially in emerging markets, stimulate the adoption of advanced MRI systems, supporting market growth.
  • The shift towards point-of-care imaging solutions, offering faster and more accessible diagnostics, is a notable trend, influencing the market’s trajectory towards increased accessibility and convenience.

Global Magnetic Resonance Imaging Market: Regional Profile 

  • North America, as a frontrunner, boasts a mature MRI market driven by robust healthcare infrastructure, high healthcare spending, and technological advancements. The region witnesses extensive adoption of advanced MRI systems, coupled with significant investments in research and development.
  • Europe, with its progressive healthcare systems and emphasis on patient-centric care, represents another key market for MRI technology. Countries like Germany, the UK, and France lead the adoption of cutting-edge imaging solutions, supported by favorable reimbursement policies and strong regulatory frameworks. Europe’s growing elderly population fuels the demand for diagnostic imaging procedures, propelling the MRI market forward.
  • In the Asia Pacific, rapid urbanization, increasing healthcare expenditure, and rising disease burden fuel MRI market growth. Countries such as China, Japan, and India witness burgeoning demand for diagnostic imaging technologies, driven by expanding healthcare infrastructure and improving access to advanced medical services. Collaborations between global MRI manufacturers and local players facilitate technology transfer and innovation in the region.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Market: Key Segments

By Design

    • Open MRI
    • Closed MRI

By Device Type

    • Low-to-Mid Field MRI (Below 1.5T)
    • High-field MRI (1.5T – 3.0T)
    • Very High Field MRI (4.0T – 5.0T)
    • Ultra-high Field MRI (6.0T and Above)

By Application

    • Spine
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedic
    • Cardiovascular
    • Head and Neck
    • Abdominal and Prostate
    • Others

By End-user

    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

 By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

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