Ultrasound Imaging Devices Market, By Array Format (Phased Array, Linear Array, Curved Linear Array and Others), Application (Radiology/General Imaging, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, Vascular, Urological, Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal, Pain Management, Emergency Department, Critical Care and Others), Device Display (Colour Ultrasound Devices and Black and White (B/W) Ultrasound Devices), Device Portability (Trolley/Cart-Based Ultrasound Devices, Compact/Handheld Ultrasound Devices, Stationary Ultrasound Devices and Point-of-Care Ultrasound Devices), Technology (Diagnostic Ultrasound and Therapeutic Ultrasound), , End User (Hospitals, Surgical Centers, Research and Academia, Maternity Centers, Ambulatory Care Centers, Diagnostic Centers and Others), Distribution Channel (Direct Tender, Third Party Distributors and Retail Sales) and region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America).
The global Ultrasound Imaging Devices market size was estimated at USD 5.90 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 9.20 billion in 2030 at a CAGR of 5.72% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Ultrasound is a type of medical imaging technique. If the lungs and the mucous membrane surrounding the lungs are completely or partially filled with fluid, the bones, the lungs and the mucous membrane surrounding the lungs can be visualized with ultrasound. Ultrasound is usually used to monitor fetal development during pregnancy, but it can also be used to image the heart, arteries, thyroid, brain, eyes, abdominal organs, breasts, skin and muscles. Ultrasound images can be seen in two, three or four dimensions. Doppler and color Doppler ultrasound are two types of functional ultrasound that are used to measure and visualize blood flow in the arteries of the body, including the heart.
Urological health care procedures are growing rapidly worldwide. The increase in medical procedures related to kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, prostate and reproductive health fueled the growth of ultrasound imaging devices. The increasing adoption of advanced technologies in these medical systems further improves their efficiency in healthcare processes. Recent developments, increased investment in the Point of Care segment with PDAs have increased the scope of these systems in primary care, EMS, anesthesia, etc. These factors contribute to the growth of the market. Recalls of devices due to faulty functions are a hindering factor for the market growth. Additionally, lack of trained technicians will limit growth opportunities during the forecast period.
The impact of COVID-19 on the market was moderate. Turnover was negatively affected by the decrease in the production volume of medical devices. Restrictions on movement, closure of various facilities and disruption of the supply chain have created a challenge for the market. In addition, the market has been hampered by the shift of focus away from non-essential medical processes. The demand for ultrasound equipment has also decreased, as the use of the imaging system has decreased due to the lack of first aid. However, the post-pandemic period is expected to bring the market back on track.
The pandemic had a considerable impact on businesses globally, with nations like India and China bearing the brunt of the virus's outbreak. The pandemic had a mild impact on the ultrasound imaging devices market. Ultrasound imaging equipment can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Ultrasound has grown in popularity in various therapeutic applications, including cardiology and oncology. Expanding applications of ultrasound devices in shear wave elastography, 3D imaging, wireless sensor development, CT/MR fusion, application-based ultrasound and laparoscopic ultrasound will soon occupy the industry. The increase in demand for ultrasound equipment is also due to the increase in demand for healthcare services such as increased patient visits, surgeries and hospitalizations. The increase in the number of elderly people suffering from chronic diseases has increased the demand for medical imaging devices. In addition, in the last decade, the field of use of ultrasound technology has expanded to gastroenterology, surgery and musculoskeletal, which were previously limited to radiology, gynecology, obesity, etc. These factors have led to the expansion of the market and increased demand for Ultrasound Imaging Devices solutions.
North America to Dominate the Market