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Brachytherapy Market Research Report Information By Type (High dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, Low dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy, and Pulse Dose Rate (PDR) brachytherapy), By Device (After loader, and Applicators), By Application (Prostate cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, and others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030


ID: MRFR/MED/0529-HCR | 150 Pages | Author: Kinjoll Dey| May 2024

Global Brachytherapy Market Overview


The Brachytherapy Market Size was valued at USD 0.4 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 0.4316 Billion in 2023 to USD 0.6810 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.90% during the forecast period (2024 – 2030). Growth in the geriatric population and cancer prevalence is the key market driver enhancing the market growth.


Brachytherapy Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Brachytherapy Market Trends



  • Growth in cancer prevalence to boost the market growth


The main application of brachytherapy is in the management of cancer. For instance, the World Cancer Research Fund International reported than estimated 181 million cancer cases worldwide in 2020. Furthermore, the senior population is likelier to develop cancers like lung, breast, and prostate cancer. As an illustration, the U.S. S. According to Census Bureau data released in December 2021, the country's adult population over 65 numbers more than 56 million. By 2050, it may reach up to 85.7 million, according to the same source. The brachytherapy market revenue is also expected to grow as radiation therapy for cancer treatment becomes more widely used.


Radiation therapy adoption is increasing, cancer incidence is rising, and there are more hospitals, all of which contribute to expanding the market of brachytherapy. This factor is anticipated to fuel the market expansion of the brachytherapy. The market's growth is accelerated by increased cancer prevalence in developing nations. Opportunities for market expansion include the development of technologically sophisticated brachytherapy techniques for the treatment of cancer. The emerging economies of the Asia-Pacific and LAMEA regions offer market participants lucrative opportunities. Increased awareness of brachytherapy treatment and an increase in cancer cases in the Asia-Pacific region are anticipated to impact market growth during the forecast period positively. During the forecast period, growth opportunities in the market are anticipated due to the gradual adoption of brachytherapy techniques in hospitals and specialty clinics. In recent years, increased government funding for the fight against cancer in developing regions has enhanced the Brachytherapy market CAGR globally.


Brachytherapy Market Segment Insights


Brachytherapy Type Insights


The market segments of Brachytherapy, based on type, includes High dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, Low dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy, and Pulse Dose Rate (PDR) brachytherapy. The Low dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy segment held the majority share in 2022 contribution concerning the market revenue of brachytherapy. The therapy is typically outpatient for treating various cancers, including skin, cervical, prostate, head and neck, and breast. Some factors influencing this segment's dominance include short procedure times, greater efficacy, and radiation protection. Around the world, HDR after loaders progressively replaces LDR after loaders because most manufacturers no longer promise to maintain LDR systems.


Brachytherapy Device Insights


Based on the Device, the Brachytherapy market segmentation includes After loader and Applicators. The Applicators segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. Brachytherapy exposes the cervix to high radiation doses while sparing nearby organs that would otherwise be exposed to such doses. Brachytherapy is a multi-step process used to treat cervical cancer. Tandem and ovoid, tandem and ring, and tandem and vaginal cylinder are traditional intracavitary applicator implants for Brachytherapy that positively impact the market growth.


Brachytherapy Application Insights


The Brachytherapy market data has been bifurcated by Application to Prostate, cervical, breast, and skin cancer. The breast cancer segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2024-2030. The rising incidence of breast cancer worldwide is largely to blame for this. For example, according to estimates from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 2020 report, in 2020, more than any other form of cancer, about 2.3 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed worldwide. By 2040, the incidence of breast cancer is projected to reach about 3 million cases, and as a result, the demand for effective and advanced therapeutics is expected to rise.


Figure 1: Brachytherapy Market, by Device, 2023 & 2030 (USD Billion) Brachytherapy Market, by Device, 2022 & 2030Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Brachytherapy Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North America Brachytherapy market accounted for USD 0.1832 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period due to the early adoption of new technologies and rising cancer incidences. Due to its large patient population and well-developed infrastructure, the United States controls most of the North American market. For example, the IARC 2020 report states that in the North American region, there were about 2.6 million new cases of cancer. By 2040, it is predicted that there will be 3.5 million new cancer cases worldwide. As a result, market growth is predicted to be driven by increased demand for brachytherapy in the area.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: BRACHYTHERAPY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (%) BRACHYTHERAPY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Brachytherapy market accounts for the second-largest market share. The rising elderly population and the increase in cancer prevalence drive the market for brachytherapy. Furthermore, the market for brachytherapy is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the increased use of radiotherapy. Further, the Germany market of brachytherapy held the largest market share, and the UK market of brachytherapy was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Brachytherapy Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. One of the key drivers of the market's growth is the rise in the geriatric population in Asia-Pacific. About 264 million (18.7 percent) of China's population, or those 60 and older, are counted in the 2020 census. Due to the availability of untapped areas and the low cost of services, key players in this region also concentrate on growing their businesses, which is anticipated to increase revenue generation significantly. Additionally, increasing public awareness of cutting-edge cancer treatments will fuel the market expansion of the brachytherapy. Moreover, the China market of brachytherapy held the largest market share, and the India market of brachytherapy was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Brachytherapy Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending much on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the market of brachytherapy grow even more. Market participants are also taking various strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Brachytherapy industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


Manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs is one of the primary business strategies manufacturers adopt in the Brachytherapy industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector. The Brachytherapy industry has provided medicine with some of the most significant benefits in recent years. The Brachytherapy market major player such as IsoAid (US), IsoRay Medical Inc. (US), R. Bard Inc. (US), Eckert & Ziegler (Germany), Varian Medical System Inc. (US), Argon Medical Devices Inc. (US), and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.


IsoAid (US), A full range of Brachytherapy services and supplies, including full in-house loading, sterilization, and assay services on all seed orders, are available in addition to producing high-quality, custom-made seeds from us. Along with capital equipment, brachytherapy supplies, and treatment planning software, we also provide our customers with sizeable discounts. Prostate and eye plaque brachytherapy treatment planning will be given at your request. We are happy to support you in starting a new program by providing advice on education, training, and reimbursement if you need it as part of our partnership with you in your brachytherapy program. We will ensure that your Brachytherapy program is highly effective and productive. We help you save time and money so you can concentrate on helping people.


Also, R. Bard. Inc. (US) is a developer, producer, and marketer of cutting-edge, life-improving medical technologies in vascular, urology, oncology, and surgical specialty products. Hospitals, private healthcare practitioners, long-term care facilities, and alternative site facilities are among the markets served by BARD. For hospital procedures, BARD pioneered the development of single-patient-use medical products. Today, BARD is committed to pursuing technological advancements that provide superior clinical benefits while aiding in cost-reduction efforts. Bard will purchase Liberator Medical. Bard consents to acquire full ownership of its joint venture in Japan. C. Boston Scientific & Co. For the drug-coated balloon for Lutonix, R. Bard announced a distribution agreement.


Key Companies in the market of brachytherapy include



  • IsoAid (US)

  • IsoRay Medical Inc. (US)

  • R. Bard Inc. (US)

  • Eckert & Ziegler (Germany)

  • Varian Medical System Inc. (US)

  • Argon Medical Devices Inc. (US)


Brachytherapy Industry Developments


October 2021:For the treatment of aggressive prostate cancer, the Edinburgh Cancer Center announced in a published statement that it would be providing a high dose rate of brachytherapy. One of the first cancer treatment facilities in Scotland to provide HDR-BT for prostate cancer treatment. As a result, initiatives like these are anticipated to affect the market's development under investigation positively.


November 2022:The Chhattisgarh state's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has offered Brachytherapy to cancer patients, including those with breast cancer. As a result of the factors above, the breast cancer segment is anticipated to account for a sizeable portion of the market of brachytherapy over the forecast period.


September 2020:According to the American Cancer Society, invasive breast cancer affects 1 in 8 American women (roughly 13%). According to the same source, 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer are anticipated to be diagnosed in women in the United States in 2022, along with 51,400 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.


Brachytherapy Market Segmentation


Brachytherapy Type Outlook




  • High dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy




  • Low dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy




  • Pulse Dose Rate (PDR) brachytherapy




Brachytherapy Device Outlook




  • After loader




  • Applicators




Brachytherapy Application Outlook




  • Prostate cancer




  • cervical cancer




  • breast cancer




  • skin cancer




  • others




Brachytherapy Regional Outlook




  • North America








    • US




    • Canada








  • Europe








    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe








  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 0.4 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 0.4316 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 0.6810 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.90% (2024-2030)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2030
Historical Data 2019 - 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Device, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled IsoAid (US), IsoRay Medical Inc. (US), R. Bard Inc. (US), Eckert & Ziegler (Germany), Varian Medical System Inc. (US), Argon Medical Devices Inc. (US)
Key Market Opportunities Growth in the geriatric population
Key Market Dynamics Growth in the cancer prevalence Radiation therapy adoption is increasing, and cancer incidence is rising.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The brachytherapy market is predicted to grow at a 7.9% CAGR between 2024-2030.

North America is predicted to command the highest share in the brachytherapy market.

Key competitors in the brachytherapy market include IsoRay Medical, Inc. (US), IsoAid (US), Elekta AB (Sweden), Argon Medical Devices, Inc. (US), Eckert & Ziegler (Germany), Modus Medical Devices Inc. (Canada), C. R. Bard, Inc (US), and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (US).

Rising aging population, increasing prevalence of cancer, and demand for alternative treatments for cancer are boosting market growth.

Its applications include skin cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, among others.

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