Medical Radiation Shielding Market

Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Research Report: By Products (Shields, MRI Shielding Products, Booths, Lead Sheet, Doors, Windows, Curtains, and X-Ray), By Solution (Radiation Therapy, Cyclotron, PET, CT, and MRI), By End User (Hospitals, Clinics, ASCs, and Diagnostic Centers), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Medical Devices | September 2023 | Report ID: EMR00174 | Pages: 217

The Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market was valued at USD 1.31 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 2.20 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2023 to 2031. In the medical field, radiation shielding is crucial to reducing potential risks connected to radiation therapy and imaging operations. It includes planning and building structures, tools, and barriers that can efficiently absorb, block, or scatter ionizing radiation. As a result, less radiation is exposed to patients, medical personnel, and the surrounding area. Medical radiation shielding refers to the application of a variety of materials and methods to safeguard patients, medical personnel, and members of the public from the potentially hazardous effects of ionizing radiation used in medical procedures. Inadequate management and control of ionizing radiation, which includes X-rays, gamma rays, and specific types of particles, can have detrimental effects on living tissues and cells. Medical radiation shielding is an essential part of maintaining patient and healthcare worker safety while also taking advantage of the beneficial diagnostic and therapeutic properties of ionizing radiation in contemporary medicine.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

1.31 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031)

2.20 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Product, By Solution, By End-user, & Region

Segments Covered

By Product, By Solution, By End-user, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of the World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

Delivery Format

Delivered as an attached PDF and Excel through email, according to the purchase option.


Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Dynamics

Many factors support the market's expansion and growth for medical radiation shielding. These factors show the expanding need for radiation protection products in healthcare facilities brought on by developments in medical technology, increased public awareness of radiation safety, governmental regulations, and the expansion of the healthcare infrastructure. Government and regulatory agencies establish stringent guidelines and standards for radiation safety in healthcare settings. Compliance with these regulations drives the adoption of effective radiation shielding solutions to ensure that facilities meet the required safety standards. Radiation safety has become a top priority for healthcare facilities due to an increased understanding of the possible dangers linked with ionizing radiation exposure.


Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Drivers

  • Growing Medical Imaging Procedures

The demand for radiation shielding is driven by the increase in medical procedures such as computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine research, and X-ray imaging. The rising use of such procedures is influenced by the aging population's growth and the incidence of chronic disorders. Effective radiation shielding options become more important as these technologies advance and spread to protect the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. Advancements in medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies have led to the increased use of ionizing radiation in diagnostic and treatment procedures.


  • Technological Advancements in Shielding Materials and Equipment

The development of innovative radiation shielding materials and devices that provide greater protection while staying lightweight and portable has been made possible by ongoing advances in materials science and technology. These developments have made it more feasible and efficient to integrate radiation shielding into various medical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and research centers, which has fueled market expansion. Radiation shielding characteristics are being incorporated into the design of modern medical equipment and apparatus. For instance, shielding elements are now used in CT scanners and radiation therapy devices to assist confine and direct radiation, lowering scatter and exposure to nearby locations. By eliminating the need for additional exterior shielding and improving overall safety, this integration makes the best use of the space and resources available in healthcare institutions.



  • High Initial Costs

Effective radiation shielding techniques, such as lead-lined walls, specialized glass, and other shielding materials, can be expensive to execute. This price reflects the cost of the materials used as well as the labor involved in design, installation, and maintenance. Some healthcare facilities, especially smaller ones, may be stopped from implementing thorough radiation shielding measures due to high initial investment costs. Also, integrating radiation shielding into existing healthcare facilities or during construction can be complex, time-consuming, and cost-effective.


  • Limited Awareness of Radiation Shielding

Effective utilization of radiation shielding solutions requires proper training and awareness among healthcare professionals. Without adequate knowledge of radiation safety practices and proper usage of shielding equipment, there's a risk of improper installation, ineffective use, or even unintentional exposure. Limited awareness and training can hinder the successful implementation of radiation shielding measures and may lead to suboptimal protection for both patients and healthcare personnel.



  • Worldwide Growth of the Healthcare Infrastructure

As healthcare infrastructure continues to expand globally, especially in developing regions, there will be an increased demand for radiation shielding solutions in newly established medical facilities. The healthcare industry continues to evolve, new technologies emerge, and the importance of radiation safety remains paramount. These opportunities are driven by advancements in medical technology, changing healthcare practices, regulatory developments, and the need for improved patient and healthcare worker safety.


  • Advancements in Radiation Therapy and Oncology

The field of radiation therapy and oncology is continually evolving with advancements in technology, treatment techniques, and personalized medicine. New radiation therapy modalities, such as proton therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery, require specialized shielding solutions to ensure precise delivery of radiation while minimizing exposure to surrounding tissues. The development of innovative shielding materials and equipment optimized for these advanced treatment modalities presents a promising opportunity for market growth. As treatment techniques become more sophisticated and patient-focused, the demand for tailored shielding technologies will continue to grow, creating opportunities for companies to contribute to the advancement of cancer treatment and patient care


Segment Overview

By Products

Based on products, the global medical radiation shielding market is categorized by shields, MRI shielding products, booths, lead sheets, doors, windows, curtains, and X-rays. The market for MRI shielding products is anticipated to expand at the fastest rate because of the rise in the number of diagnostic imaging facilities and radiology equipment installations. The MRI shielding products segment dominates the global medical radiation shielding market with the largest revenue share. MRI shielding products play a critical role in ensuring patient safety, image quality, and the proper functioning of MRI equipment. They contribute to preventing electromagnetic interference and safeguard those who have medical implants from potential dangers.


By Solution

Based on the solution, the global medical radiation shielding market is segmented by radiation therapy, cyclotron, PET, CT, and MRI. The radiation therapy category dominates the medical radiation shielding market with the largest revenue share. For the treatment of cancer and other diseases, radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation. Due to the high incidence of cancer and continual improvements in radiation therapy methods, this category is an important and crucial component of cancer treatment and is projected to continue to dominate the market. Additionally, advancements in technology and changes in medical practices can influence the dominance of this segment over time.


By End-User

Based on end-user, the global medical radiation shielding market is divided into hospitals, clinics, ASCs, and diagnostic centers. The hospitals, clinics, and ASCs segment leads the market with the largest revenue share. A wide range of medical services that use radiation-based procedures are provided by hospitals, clinics, and ASCs. These facilities carry out nuclear medicine treatments employing radioactive tracers, radiation therapy for cancer treatment, and diagnostic imaging (X-rays, CT, and MRI), all of which demand effective radiation shielding.


Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Overview by Region

The global medical radiation shielding market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America emerged as the leading region, capturing the highest market share. the United States, claims well-developed and technologically advanced healthcare infrastructures. The region's extensive network of hospitals, clinics, research institutions, and imaging centers drives the demand for radiation-shielding products to ensure patient and staff safety. The region has a high prevalence of medical imaging procedures, radiation therapy treatments, and interventional radiology. These practices necessitate robust radiation safety measures, leading to a greater demand for effective radiation shielding solutions. North America places a strong emphasis on patient safety and regulatory compliance. Strict standards and regulations related to radiation safety drive the adoption of high-quality radiation shielding products in healthcare facilities.


Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Competitive Landscape

In the global medical radiation shielding market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.


Some of the prominent players in the global battery management system market include ETS-Lindgren, RAY-BAR ENGINEERING CORP, Amray Radiation Protection, Globe Composite Solutions LLC, Gaven Industries Inc., A&L Shielding, Veritas Medical Solutions LLC, AliMed, Inc., Ultraray, Von Gahlen, Biodex, Brown’s Medical Imaging, ESCO Technologies inc, Scanflex Medical AB, ProTechMed, Mars Metal Company, and various other key players.


Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Recent Developments

In December 2022, Development of ultra-thin radiation-shielding paper through nanofiber modeling of morpho butterfly wing structure. A new lightweight radiation shield was developed by electrospinning a polymer-tungsten composite material to produce nanofibers with a multi-layered thin-film structure similar to that of a morpho butterfly wing.


In October 2022, Radiaction Medical Announces the Latest Food and Drug Administration 510(k) Clearance for its Novel, Automated Radiation Shield System, Highlighting U.S. Expansion. This latest authorization permits the Shield System to be used in a greater number of interventional cardiology and electrophysiology labs across the United States, expanding the availability of Radiaction’s potentially life-saving radiation shield to yet more physicians and staff.


Scope of the Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Report

Medical Radiation Shielding Market Report Segmentation



By Products

  • Shields
  • MRI Shielding Products
  • Booths
  • Lead Sheet
  • Doors, Windows
  • Curtains
  • X-Ray

By Solution

  • Radiation Therapy
  • Cyclotron
  • PET
  • CT
  • MRI

By End-User

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • ASCs
  • Diagnostic Centers

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global Medical Radiation Shielding Market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for the global medical radiation shielding market segmented by product, by solution, by end user, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of battery management system between 2019 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global medical radiation shielding market


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of medical radiation shielding among consumers


  • Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global medical radiation shielding market affected by the pandemic


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

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Data Collection

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Primary Research

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Secondary Research

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Market Analysis & size Estimation

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global medical radiation shielding market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to medical radiation shielding market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~6.0% over the coming years.
North America is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2023 - 2031
North America held the largest share in 2022
The major players operating in the global medical radiation shielding market includeETS-Lindgren, RAY-BAR ENGINEERING CORP, Amray Radiation Protection, Globe Composite Solutions LLC, Gaven Industries Inc., A&L Shielding, Veritas Medical Solutions LLC, AliMed, Inc., Ultraray, Von Gahlen, Biodex, Browns Medical Imaging, ESCO Technologies inc, Scanflex Medical AB, ProTechMed, Mars Metal Company, and various others.