Image: The DP-50 portable ultrasound (Photo courtesy of Mindray).
The increasing applications of portable ultrasound, growing technological advancements and rising prevalence of chronic diseases are driving the growth of the portable ultrasound devices market. These are the latest findings of Research and Markets, (Dublin, Ireland), a global market research company.
Portable ultrasound systems are small devices as compared to traditional ultrasound systems. These devices are lightweight and easy to handle, and find a variety of applications in several emerging fields, such as emergency medicine, critical care medicine, and musculoskeletal. Portable ultrasound devices are used mainly for easy access to ultrasound in cases where limited space is available. Currently, these devices are being used in major disease areas such as cardiology, radiology endocrinology and gynecology. The growing need for ambulatory services across the developing as well as developed countries is fueling the demand for portable ultrasound devices, leading to the growth of the market.
The mobile ultrasound device segment of the portable ultrasound devices market is expected to register the fastest growth during the forecast period. Mobile ultrasound devices are being increasingly used in the developing regions due to the rising demand for ambulatory care. The developed countries, such as the US, have a well-established market for handheld ultrasound devices, but are also witnessing a growing demand for mobile ultrasound devices. The efficacy of mobile ultrasound devices in providing mobile care is expected to drive the segment’s rapid growth during the forecast period.
Geographically, North America currently dominates the global portable ultrasound devices market and is expected to maintain its leading position during the next few years. The US holds the largest share in the North American portable ultrasound devices market, mainly due to the rising incidences of chronic disorders, growing demand for advanced ultrasound systems, and the presence of developed healthcare infrastructure in the country.
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