DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7g63wf/medical_diagnostic) has announced the addition of the "Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices Market (2012 - 2017) - Global Trends & Competitive Analysis" report to their offering.
The medical ultrasound devices market consists of devices that involve the projection of cyclic sound waves ranging between 20 KHz - 10 MHz. These waves create varying pressures on biological tissues, based on the level of frequencies used. Ultrasound has the ability to raise the temperature of a substance when directed in focused waves, and thus also finds therapeutic applications.
Medical application of ultrasound began post World War II in the 1940s, with the first diagnostic application being in cardiology and brain tumor identification. Today ultrasound has medical applications in every area of the body and gives accurate results regarding overall structural composition, based on the density and transmission of the sound waves through biological tissue. Along with the conventional black and white ultrasound imaging systems, the global market also has high potential for color Doppler and 3D/4D imaging systems. The imaging clarity and diagnostic abilities offered by recent ultrasound devices is predicted to give a thrust to the overall global diagnostic market; this will also support other imaging technologies such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, and PET/SPECT.
The 2011 global ultrasound medical devices market is estimated to be at $5.6 billion and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% to reach $8.1 billion by 2017. Cart-based systems command the largest share of the ultrasound systems and are predicted to remain so for the coming decade. Devices such as Vscan (GE Healthcare), Acuson p10 (Siemens) and by other niche players such as Mobisante (U.S.) are expected to propel the growth of the hand-held segment of ultrasound devices. Meanwhile, the market for therapeutic ultrasound devices such as High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and lithotripters is driven by the increasing demand from changing trends in fields such as cosmetology, ablative procedures, and lithotripsy applications in kidney stones, bladder stones and others.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
4 Ultrasound Devices Market, By Technology
5 Ultrasound Market, By Application Area
6 Diagnostic Ultrasound Market, By Product Type
7 Geographic Analysis
8 Competitive Landscape
9 Company Profiles
- Analogic Corporation
- Edap Tms Sa
- Esaote Group
- Fukuda Denshi Co., Ltd.
- Ge Healthcare
- Hitachi-Aloka Medical Corporation
- Insightec, Ltd.
- Mindray Medical International Limited
- Misonix, Inc.
- Royal Philips Electronics
- Saset Healthcare
- Shantou Institute Of Ultrasonic Instruments Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Landwind Industry Co., Ltd
- Siemens Healthcare
- Sonoscape Co., Ltd.
- Sonosite, Inc.
- Terason Corporation
- Tomtec Imaging Systems Gmbh
- Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
- Tycomed Bio-Medical Co., Ltd.
- Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
- Verathon, Inc.
- Zonare Medical Systems
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