Our latest pharma report – Ultrasound Systems: Global Market Outlook 2012-2022 – offers a comprehensive view of the global ultrasound scanners market. The report analyses recent trends in this market and anticipates the progression in the market over the next decade with global, regional and submarket forecasts. The report also reveals the market’s strengths and weaknesses, revealing areas that will experience growth and present new business opportunities. Visiongain analyses predict the global value of the ultrasound systems market in 2011 to be worth $4.2bn. Growth in this market will be driven by new technology and varied uses of the technology.
Ultrasound imaging is one of the fastest growing sectors of the diagnostic imaging market. Ultrasound is cyclic sound pressure with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing. Ultrasound is thus not separated from normal sound based on differences in physical properties, only the fact that humans cannot hear it. The most well known application of ultrasound is its use in sonography to produce pictures of foetuses in the human womb. It is possible to use ultrasound for both diagnosis and treatment. The market has significant potential for growth with the increasing global burden of diseases, as well the varied applications of the technology.
Ultrasound Systems: Global Market Outlook 2012-2022 report forecasts the size and value of leading national/regional markets including the US, Europe, Japan, India and China. For each of these, visiongain identifies prevailing trends and strategies that will steer this diagnostic technology over the forecast period. The market will be driven by primarily by the emerging BRIC economies. China and India will see the most significant growth over the forecast period. In response to patient demand, hospitals and healthcare care providers around the world are upgrading their older equipment with state of the art systems. Growth in the more advanced high-end ultrasound scanners will significantly outpace the lower entry-level end of the market. Two alternative uses for ultrasound which will see significant growth over the forecast period are intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and ultrasound for drug delivery.