Ultrasound imaging or sonography uses high-frequency sound waves to view organs (heart, blood vessels, kidneys, liver, etc.) and structures inside the body. Ultrasound may also be used for treatment including ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, joint inflammation, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, facet irritation, impingement syndrome, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and scar tissue adhesion. The technology is relatively inexpensive and portable, especially when compared with other techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Ultrasound is also used to visualize fetuses during routine and emergency prenatal care. Such diagnostic applications used during pregnancy are referred to as obstetric sonography. As currently applied in the medical field, properly performed ultrasound poses no known risks to the patient. Ultrasound is also increasingly being used in trauma and first aid cases, with emergency ultrasound becoming a staple of most EMT response teams. Furthermore, ultrasound is used in remote diagnosis cases where teleconsultation is required, such as scientific experiments in space or mobile sports team diagnosis.
The global ultrasound devices market report estimates the market size (Revenue US$ million – 2014 to 2021) for key market segments based on device type (cart- or trolley-based, and compact devices), underlying technologies (2D, 3D, 4D imaging, Doppler imaging, HIFU, and lithotripsy imaging), and its medical applications (abdominal, cardiology, obstetrics /gynecology, point-of-care, and radiology) and forecasts growth trends (CAGR% – 2017 to 2021).
The global ultrasound devices market report also provides the detailed market landscape, market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments. The global ultrasound devices market research report is divided by geography (regional and country based) into North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU), Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC), and Rest of the World.
Major players operating in the global ultrasound devices market and included in this report are GE Healthcare, Esaote SpA, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Philps Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, and Toshiba American Medical Systems.