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Ultrasound Systems Market Revenue, Growth And Business Analysis By Forecast 2028

The global Ultrasound Systems Market Growth is estimated at USD 9.5 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 13.2 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2022-2028).

Ultrasound imaging techniques in terms of image creation, have undergone variations and evolutions in engineering methods and technological incorporation over the past two decades.

The ultrasound systems market is expected to be driven by the advancements in contemporary imaging architecture to overcome the existing constraints of inherent data loss and poor image resolution with limited uniformity.

There is also a high significance of ultrasound procedures in medicine and biology, and the ultrasound systems market is a high contributing factor for propulsion of diagnostic imaging market.

Rising incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders and neurodegenerative disorders has promoted the applications of ultrasound systems for early diagnosis of disease and initiation of treatment and disease management plan.

The ultrasound systems market is expected to project a lucrative growth over the forecast period owing to the rising impact of increased disease burden over the globe, and the collaborative efforts by regional government bodies in prevention and control of maternal and infant mortality through increased awareness programs related to the benefits of ultrasound imaging on disease identification and management.

The global ultrasound systems market is highly influenced by regulatory guidelines and medical device approvals in accordance with impact of macro, economic, and industry factors. The development of hand-held ultrasound machines and emergence of ultrasound-on-chip platform for medical imaging have brought in some of the significant breakthroughs in this market, as per Future Market Insights.

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H1-2022 outlook period in comparison to H1-2022 projected period showed a negative growth in terms of Basis Point Share by 10 BPS. Based on a comparative analysis about the market growth rates and development prospects within this market, it was analysed that the global ultrasound systems market will decline by 18 Basis Point Share (BPS) in H1- 2022 (O) as compared to H1-2021.

Major reasons for this dip in BPS are attributed to the factor of purchasing of these devices to include departmental administration, IT incorporations, information governance and risk management, thus presenting regulatory and approval issues for in-clinical settings.

Other market segments are correspondingly set to perform objectively and attain promising growth prospects in the next half of projection period.

Despite these factors, there are some driving points that impact the industry growth, including the adoption of these devices in academic medical settings, cost-effectiveness, availability of AI incorporated solutions within device and negligible device boot time.

Sales Analysis of Ultrasound systems from 2012 to 2021 Vs Market Outlook for 2022 to 2028

The market value for ultrasound systems holds nearly 58.5% of the overall US$ 15.4 Bn medical imaging market in 2021.

The global ultrasound systems market is driven through advancements and technological developments in ultrasound devices which assist healthcare facilities such as hospitals and clinics with improved patient management and care. Ultrasound systems have provided valued and non-invasive imaging assistance for many decades.

The ultrasound systems market has witnessed advancements at a gradual pace in terms of improved image quality, development of biocompatible ultrasound gels and the introduction of portable ultrasound machines.

The advantages of ultrasound systems in diagnostic imaging is well established, however, the ultrasound systems are expensive and can be difficult to transport, thus limiting their availability to specialized wards in hospitals.

The inception of hand-held ultrasound systems has assisted physicians in aspects related to high costs associated with high-end ultrasound systems. These systems are more readily available and are useful in diagnosis and imaging in low resource economies.

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The growing trend of point-of-care diagnostics by non-radiologists has led to increase in the adoption of hand-held ultrasound scanners, thus boosting the growth of ultrasound systems market.

Rising expenditure on ultrasound care, maximized therapy adherence, expanding third-party payer coverage, continuous development of innovative features in the device that appeal to the patients and maintenance of leadership in reimbursement support as well as growing institutional market share to sustain home care growth is further going to spur the revenue growth.

Integration of artificial intelligence (AI) by key market players into development of advanced ultrasound devices has emerged as the latest trend in the ultrasound systems market.

The development is associated with the aim to refine imaging techniques, as well as provide accurate diagnosis of affected areas in the body, such as soft tissues or tumours. The integration of AI is thus another factor responsible for the growth of the ultrasound systems market.

The global ultrasound systems market expanded at 5.3% CAGR over the past 9 years from 2012 to 2021. The market is expected to expand at a considerable growth rate over the next six years at a CAGR of close to 5.5%.

What are the Key Opportunities for Ultrasound systems Manufacturers?

With the upcoming product revisions as well as novel advancements in ultrasound systems market, the compact ultrasound systems are exhibiting rapid development compared to other therapeutic imaging advances.

The opportunistic growth of ultrasound systems market is also associated with the rising adoption of minimally invasive therapies and image-guided procedures by healthcare professions as well as patients over the globe.

In addition, the ultrasound systems market has witnessed a substantial shift from being used as a conventional diagnostic modality for obstetrics and gynaecology imaging to therapeutic technique in cardiology, nephrology, oncology and pulmonology sectors.

This is expected to expand manufacture level intent in production of modulated devices/systems for such specialties, and thus regulate an increase in the growth of revenue production over the forecast period.

Innovations in the ultrasound systems market are not limited to the evolution of field of application, but also in the modality of the ultrasound devices.

The improvements in compact ultrasound frameworks such as the transmission of picture information to PACS has accounted for versatile innovations in the ultrasound systems market. This advancement in technology presents a persistent opportunistic growth of ultrasound systems market over the forecast period.

Moreover, the integration of artificial intelligence with ultrasound systems and linked applications over digital screen surfaces, such as mobile phones or monitor screens has increased the growth of the ultrasound systems market, owing to smart screening and better image resolution in non-invasive procedures.

What are the Factors Restraining Demand for Ultrasound systems?

Factors restraining the growth of ultrasound systems market are associated with stringent regulations by the FDA with concerns regarding the medical device and healthcare industry. The regulations for ultrasound devices are inflexible due to the potential harm such devices could inflict on the human body.

Handling ultrasound devices/systems needs presence of skilled personnel. This is a restrictive factor in many resource lacking economies, where there is not much adequate skilled labor available and the ultrasound technology is slowly gaining recognition.

Moreover, lack of reimbursement policies and effective insurance cover for automated ultrasound scanning discourages patients from deciding on these techniques as compared to conventional modalities. This eventually restricts market growth. This, combined with high cost of equipment and maintenance of ultrasound systems are responsible for restrained development of the ultrasound systems market over the globe.

Category-wise Insights

Which Ultrasound systems Modality is Driving Market Growth?

Cart/trolley based ultrasound systems project a lucrative growth at a CAGR of 5.4% till the end of the forecast period, with the current market share of around 82.1% in 2021. This dominant market value is associated with the advancement of ultrasound systems as portable devices over the past decade. This growth, however is complimentary to the origination of application of hand-held ultrasound systems, and may observe a decline over the forecast period, owing to the rising adoption of hand-held and cost effective ultrasound systems by many point-of-care diagnostic centres.

Which Area of Application Benefits the Most from the Use of Ultrasound Systems?

Radiology sector accounts for 39.7% of global market value in 2021, and is expected to display growth rate at CAGR 6.2% by the end of the forecast period. The application of ultrasound systems in radiological interventions is beneficial and persistent as a basic form of imaging technique in majority of regions throughout the globe. Further variations in image resolution and the development of non-invasive methods of ultrasound imaging and sonography has further propelled the radiological use of ultrasound systems.

Which End User Shows Higher Implementation in Ultrasound systems market?

Hospitals and Clinics hold current global ultrasound systems market value share of 60.2% in 2021, and are projected to achieve an estimated growth CAGR of 5.4% by the end of the forecast period. This growth is linked with the increasing awareness about significance of early intervention and diagnosis of disease, thus resulting in reduced healthcare costs. This factor has given rise to an increased rate of installation of ultrasound systems in hospitals and clinics.

Competitive Landscape

Key players in the ultrasound systems market utilize strategies involving production and development of revised product portfolio and new product launch, industry expansions aimed at enhancing their business operations and existing services, acquisitions of major health businesses to rapidly grow their core offerings, and making distribution agreements with branded pharmaceutical manufacturers to engage larger consumer base.

  • In September 2021, GE Healthcare confirmed plans to acquire ultrasound innovator BK Medical to boost its precision health presence globally.
  • In January 2020, Siemens Healthineers India launched ACUSON Redwood Ultrasound System at Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (IRIA). The system is built on the company’s new platform architecture and features advanced applications for greater clinical confidence, AI-powered tools for smart workflows and has shared services cardiology features used by different hospital departments.

Similarly, recent developments related to companies manufacturing ultrasound systems market services and technologies have been tracked by the team at Future Market Insights, which are available in the full report.

Key Market Segments Covered in Ultrasound systems Market Research

By Modality:

  • Cart/Trolley Based
  • Compact/Hand Held

By Application:

  • Radiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Others

By End User:

  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Diagnostic Imaging & Surgical Centers
  • ASCs
  • Others

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Last Updated: 28-Sep-2022