The market for cardiology ultrasound systems is driven primarily by replacement sales. However, recent technological advancements have contributed to the purchase of additional units in recent years.
Cardiology ultrasound is continuing to gain popularity as the devices and procedures are less expensive than other imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT). Technological improvements also are increasing the types of imaging cardiology ultrasound systems can perform.
The market for ultrasound imaging equipment includes segments for cardiology, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, surgery, vascular, ophthalmic and point of care (POC) ultrasound systems. Apart from market segments for POC ultrasound equipment, the U.S. market for ultrasound equipment is highly saturated. As such, growth in most segments is expected to remain stable. The main drivers in these markets are the aging population and gradual technological advancement in ultrasound technology. In the POC ultrasound equipment segment, growth is considerably higher due to the spread of POC ultrasound technology and techniques into new environments.
- GE Healthcare
- Siemens Healthcare
- Philips Healthcare
- Toshiba Medical Systems
Others include: Accutome, Agfa Healthcare, Amrad Medical, Analogic, Arcoma-IMIX, Assured Imaging Mobile Mammography, BK Medical, Bracco, C.R. Bard, Canon, Carestream Health, CMR-Naviscan, Cuattro, Del Medical, Digirad, Dilon Technologies, Ellex/Innovative Imaging, Esaote, eZono, Fischer-Giotto, FONAR, Fujifilm, Gamma Medica Inc., Guerbet, Hitachi Medical Systems, iCRco, Imaging Dynamics Company, IMRIS, Konica Minolta, Lakeshore Technologies Inc., Lantheus Medical Imaging, Machnet B.V., Mallinckrodt, MILabs, Mindray, Neusoft Medical Systems, Paradigm, Planmed OY, Quantel Medical, Rayence, Samsung Medison, Shimadzu, SonoCiné, Sonogage, Sonomed Escalon, SonoSite, Spectrum Dynamics Medical, SuperSonic Imagine, SuperSonic Imagine, Swissray, Teleflex, Terason, Tomey, TXR, ViewRay, Zonare, etc.