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MediPoint: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging - US Analysis and Market Forecasts

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MediPoint: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging - US Analysis and Market Forecasts

MediPoint: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging - US Analysis and Market Forecasts


An early diagnosis of disease is the foundation for increasing survival rates. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging is the most widely used technique to achieve early detection and clinical assessment of adult and pediatric patients alike, making it a cornerstone of disease control. This report provides an analysis of the diagnostic ultrasound imaging market in the US, the 5EU (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK), Brazil, and the some of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions (Japan, China, and India), and identifies the unmet needs in this ultrasound systems market. This report also discusses physician attitudes towards current diagnostic ultrasound techniques, and the future of diagnostic ultrasound imaging in the face of rapid technological advancements.

As with other developed countries, the US offers better access to healthcare and has higher utilization rates of imaging technologies than some developing countries. US procedure volumes are also being driven by both technological advancement and the growing baby boomer population.


- An overview of Diagnostic ultrasound imaging, which includes epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment guidelines.
- Annualized the US Diagnostic ultrasound imaging market revenue and future forecasts from 2010 to 2012, forecast for 7 years to 2019.
- Investigation of current and future market competition for Diagnostic ultrasound imaging.
- Insightful review of the key industry drivers, restraints and challenges as well as predicted impact of key events.
- Competitor assessment including device approval analysis and device sales forecasts.
- Marketed and pipeline product profiles covering efficiency, safety, clinical study details, device approvals, product positioning and device sales forecast.
- Analysis of unmet needs within the market and opportunities for future players.
- Technology trends evaluation to assess strength of pipeline.
- An overview of all devices in development including clinical study details, design and material selection considerations, efficacy reports, and device approval timelines.
- Company profiles including business description, financial overview and SWOT analysis.
- Coverage of key market players.
- Strategic assessment of the Diagnostic ultrasound imaging sector through market impact analysis, future market scenario and company analysis.
- Direct quotes from Key Opinion Leaders (KOL)

Reasons to buy

- Understand the trends shaping and driving the US Diagnostic ultrasound imaging Market.
- Realize device preferences of physicians who have performed the tests already.
- Access market sizing, forecasts and quantified growth opportunities in the US Diagnostic ultrasound imaging market through 2019.
- Quantify candidate patient populations to better design product pricing & launch plans.
- Drive revenues, formulate effective sales and marketing strategies and gain in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape.
- Perform benchmarking analysis of growth opportunities against currently marketed products.
- Assess competitiveness of products in market by understanding the strengths and weaknesses of current competition.
- Take a comprehensive look at the market's device pipeline and identify promising, paradigm-shifting products.
- Create an effective counter-strategy to gain a competitive advantage against those currently in the market.
- Organize your sales and marketing efforts by identifying the market categories and segments that present the best opportunities for growth.
- What's the next big thing in the US Diagnostic ultrasound imaging market landscape? Identify, understand and capitalize.
1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 6

1.1 List of Tables 13
1.2 List of Figures 16
2 Introduction 17
2.1 Catalyst 17
2.2 Related Reports 17
3 Industry Overview 18
3.1 Principle of Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging 18
3.2 System Overview 20
3.3 Modes of Operation 21
3.3.1 A-Mode 21
3.3.2 B-Mode 22
3.3.3 M-Mode 24
3.3.4 Doppler Mode 24
3.3.5 3D Ultrasound/4D Ultrasound 25
3.4 Applications of Ultrasound Imaging 28
3.4.1 Overview 28
3.4.2 Obstetrics and Gynecology 28
3.4.3 Abdominal Examinations 29
3.4.4 Cardiovascular Examinations 30

3.4.5 Neurology 30
3.4.6 Musculoskeletal 31
3.4.7 Small Body Parts 32
3.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Diagnostic Ultrasound 33
3.5.1 Overview 33
3.5.2 SWOT Analysis 35
3.6 Market Access 36
3.6.1 Product Life Cycle 36
3.6.2 Purchasing Decisions 37
3.7 Brand Loyalty 39
3.8 Adoption of New Technologies 41
3.8.1 Influence of Clinical Trials Results 41
3.8.2 Reimbursement 42
3.9 Regulatory Process 43
3.9.1 US 43
3.10 Current Reimbursement Trends 43
3.11 Procedure Trends 45
3.11.1 Overview 45
3.11.2 US 46
3.12 Evolution in Technology 49
3.12.1 Plane-Wave Imaging 49
3.12.2 Transducer Technology 50
3.13 Overuse of Ultrasound Imaging 52
3.14 M&A, Key Partnerships 53
3.15 Regulatory Issues/Product Recalls 55

4 Unmet Needs Analysis 56
4.1 Overview 56
4.2 Instrumentation Improvement 56
4.3 Inter-Instrument Variability 57
4.4 Ultrasound Remains Significantly Operator-Dependent 58
5 Market Opportunity Analysis 61
5.1 Contrast Ultrasound Imaging to Foster Growth 61
5.2 Ultrasound Imaging Set to Get Smaller and Smarter 65
5.3 Invest in Emerging Technologies 67
5.4 Newer Applications for Diagnostic Ultrasound on the Horizon 69
5.5 Fusion Imaging 70
6 Market Drivers and Barriers 71
6.1 Overview 71
6.2 Driver: Rising Prevalence of Diseases 71
6.3 Driver: Increased Demand for Cost-Effective Quality Healthcare 72
6.4 Driver: Newer Technologies to Drive the Growth of the Market 73
6.5 Driver: Increased Consciousness Regarding Radiation Dose 74
6.6 Driver: Compact Systems to Drive Growth 75
6.7 Driver: Expanding Use of Ultrasound by Non-Radiologists 76
6.8 Driver: Steady Reimbursement 77
6.9 Driver: Population-Based Screening Applications Using Diagnostic Ultrasound 78
6.10 Barrier: Shortage of Dedicated Ultrasound Technologists 78
6.11 Barrier: Less Monetary Incentive to use Ultrasound in Comparison with Other Techniques 80
6.12 Barrier: Lifestyle-Related Diseases May Tip the Scales 81
6.13 Barrier: Reduced Hospital Budgets 83
6.14 Barrier: Medical Device Excise Tax 84

6.15 Barrier: Availability of Venture Capital 84
7 Competitive Assessment 86
7.1 Overview 86
7.2 Classification Based on Features 86
7.2.1 Black and White Ultrasound Imaging Systems 86
7.2.2 Color Ultrasound Imaging Systems 88
7.3 Classification Based on Price 90
7.3.1 Premium Ultrasound Systems 90
7.3.2 High-End Systems 91
7.3.3 Mid-Range Systems 92
7.3.4 Low-End Systems 93
7.3.5 Point-of-Care Systems 94
8 Pipeline Assessment 96
8.1 Overview 96
8.2 Flash Ultrasound (InnerVision Medical Technologies) 96
8.2.1 Overview 96
8.2.2 SWOT Analysis 97
8.3 Sonic Window (Analogic) 98
8.3.1 Overview 98
8.3.2 SWOT Analysis 98
8.4 Breast Histoscanning (Advanced Medical Diagnostics) 99
8.4.1 Overview 99
8.4.2 SWOT Analysis 99
8.5 ImagistxProstate (Imagistx) 100
8.5.1 Overview 100
8.5.2 SWOT Analysis 101
8.6 Breast Imaging Ultrasound System (Sonarium Medical) 101
8.6.1 Overview 101
8.6.2 SWOT Analysis 102
8.7 SoftVue (Delphinus Medical Technologies) 102
8.7.1 Overview 102
8.7.2 SWOT Analysis 103
9 Current and Future Players 104
9.1 Overview 104
9.2 Trends in Corporate Strategy 104

9.3 Who Is On Top? 106
9.4 GE Healthcare 107
9.4.1 Overview 107
9.4.2 Portfolio Assessment 107
9.4.3 SWOT Analysis 110
9.5 Siemens 110
9.5.1 Overview 110
9.5.2 Portfolio Assessment 111
9.5.3 SWOT Analysis 113
9.6 Philips 113
9.6.1 Overview 113
9.6.2 Portfolio Assessment 114
9.6.3 SWOT Analysis 117
9.7 Esaote 117
9.7.1 Overview 117
9.7.2 Portfolio Assessment 118
9.7.3 SWOT Analysis 120
9.8 Analogic 120
9.8.1 Overview 120
9.8.2 Portfolio Assessment 121
9.8.3 SWOT Analysis 124
9.9 Toshiba Medical Systems 124
9.9.1 Overview 124
9.9.2 Portfolio Assessment 125
9.9.3 SWOT Analysis 127
9.10 Mindray Medical International 127
9.10.1 Overview 127

9.10.2 Portfolio Assessment 128
9.10.3 SWOT Analysis 130
9.11 Hitachi Aloka Medical 130
9.11.1 Overview 130
9.11.2 Portfolio Assessment 130
9.11.3 SWOT Analysis 132
9.12 Fujifilm Holdings 132
9.12.1 Overview 132
9.12.2 Portfolio Assessment 133
9.12.3 SWOT Analysis 135
9.13 Samsung Medison 135
9.13.1 Overview 135
9.13.2 Portfolio Assessment 136
9.13.3 SWOT Analysis 137
9.14 Terason 137
9.14.1 Overview 137
9.14.2 Portfolio Assessment 137
9.14.3 SWOT Analysis 139
9.15 SuperSonic Imagine 139
9.15.1 Overview 139
9.15.2 Portfolio Assessment 140
9.15.3 SWOT Analysis 141
9.16 Other Companies 142
10 Market Outlook 143
10.1 Company Market Share 150
10.2 By Market Segment 152
10.2.1 Overview 152
10.2.2 Portable Black and White Systems 153
10.2.3 Stand-Alone Black and White Systems 154
10.2.4 Portable Color Systems 155
10.2.5 Stand-Alone Color Systems 156
11 Appendix 157
11.1 Bibliography 157
11.2 Definitions 170
11.3 Abbreviations 171
11.4 Research Methodology 173
11.4.1 Overview 173
11.4.2 Coverage 173

11.4.3 Secondary Research 174
11.5 Physicians and Specialists Included in this Study 175
11.6 Primary Research 177
11.6.1 Primary Research - Key Opinion Leader Interviews 177
11.6.2 Expert Panel Validation 177
11.6.3 Stakeholder Survey 178
11.7 Forecasting Methodology 180
11.8 About the Authors 181
11.8.1 Analysts 181
11.8.2 Global Head of Healthcare 182
11.9 About GlobalData 183
11.10 Disclaimer 183

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Advantages and Disadvantages of Ultrasound Imaging, 2013 35
Table 2: Ultrasound Imaging SWOT Analysis, 2013 35
Table 3: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in the US (m), 2010-2019 47
Table 4: Other Key Events in the Diagnostic Ultrasound Market 53
Table 5: Diagnostic Ultrasound Market - Drivers and Barriers, 2013 71
Table 6: Portable Black and White Systems 86
Table 7: Stand-Alone Black and White Systems 87
Table 8: Black and White Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 87
Table 9: Portable Color Ultrasound Systems 88
Table 10: Stand-Alone Color Ultrasound Systems 89
Table 11: Color Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 89

Table 12: Premium Ultrasound Systems 90
Table 13: Premium Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 90
Table 14: High-End Ultrasound Systems 91
Table 15: High-End Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 92
Table 16: Mid-Range Ultrasound Systems 92
Table 17: Mid-Range Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 93
Table 18: Low-End Ultrasound Systems 94
Table 19: Low-End Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 94
Table 20: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Systems 95
Table 21: POC Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 95
Table 22: Flash Ultrasound SWOT Analysis, 2013 97
Table 23: Sonic Window SWOT Analysis, 2013 98
Table 24: Breast Histoscanning SWOT Analysis, 2013 99
Table 25: ImagistxProstate SWOT Analysis, 2013 101
Table 26: Breast Imaging Ultrasound System SWOT Analysis, 2013 102
Table 27: SoftVue SWOT Analysis, 2013 103
Table 28: GE Healthcare Portfolio Assessment, 2013 109
Table 29: GE Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 110
Table 30: Siemens Healthcare Portfolio Assessment, 2013 112
Table 31: Siemens Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 113

Table 32: Philips Healthcare, Ultrasound Systems, Marketed Products 116
Table 33: Philips Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 117
Table 34: Esaote Portfolio Assessment, 2013 119
Table 35: Esaote SWOT Analysis, 2013 120
Table 36: Analogic Portfolio Assessment, 2013 123
Table 37: Analogic SWOT Analysis, 2013 124
Table 38: Toshiba Medical Systems, Portfolio Assessment, 2013 126
Table 39: Toshiba Medical Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 127
Table 40: Mindray Medical International, Portfolio Assessment, 2013 129
Table 41: Mindray Medical International SWOT Analysis, 2013 130
Table 42: Hitachi Aloka Medical Portfolio Assessment, 2013 131
Table 43: Hitachi Aloka Medical SWOT Analysis, 2013 132
Table 44: Fujifilm Holdings Portfolio Assessment, 2013 134
Table 45: Fujifilm Holdings SWOT Analysis, 2013 135
Table 46: Samsung Medison Portfolio Assessment, 2013 136
Table 47: Samsung Medison SWOT Analysis, 2013 137
Table 48: Terason Portfolio Assessment, 2013 138
Table 49: Terason SWOT Analysis, 2013 139
Table 50: SuperSonic Imagine Portfolio Assessment, 2013 140
Table 51: SuperSonic Imagine SWOT Analysis, 2013 141
Table 52: Other Companies in the Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Market, 2013 142
Table 53: US Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment, 2010-2019 143
Table 54: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in the US, 2010-2019 145
Table 55: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in the US, 2010-2019 146
Table 56: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in the US, 2010-2019 147
Table 57: Change in Average Selling Price in the US, 2010-2019 149
Table 58: Company Market Share, US, 2012 150

Table 59: US Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Portable Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 153
Table 60: US Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Stand-Alone Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 154
Table 61: US Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Portable Color Systems, 2010-2019 155
Table 62: US Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Stand-Alone Color Systems, 2010-2019 156
Table 63: Primary Research Summary 178
Table 64: Primary Research Participants Affiliation 179

List of Figures

Figure 1: Ultrasound Imaging 18
Figure 2: Ultrasound Depth vs. Resolution 19
Figure 3: A-Mode Ultrasound Image 21
Figure 4: B-Mode Ultrasound Image 23
Figure 5: M-Mode Ultrasound Image 24
Figure 6: Color Doppler Mode Ultrasound Image 25
Figure 7: 3D Ultrasound Image 27
Figure 8: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in the US - 2013, 2019 48
Figure 9: US Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 144
Figure 10: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in the US, 2010-2019 145
Figure 11: US Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 148
Figure 12: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in the US, 2010-2019 149
Figure 13: Company Market Share in the US, 2012 151
Figure 14: US Sales ($m) Forecast for Portable Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 153
Figure 15: US Sales ($m) Forecast for Stand-Alone Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 154
Figure 16: US Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Portable Color Systems, 2010-2019 155
Figure 17: US Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Stand-Alone Color Systems, 2010-2019 156
Figure 18: Primary Research Summary 178
Figure 19: Primary Research Participants Affiliation 179

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