The global portable ultrasound scanner market is being driven by an increase in targeted illnesses, rise in trauma & accident cases, surge in demand for less invasive operations, and the emergence of a senior population at a high risk of diseases.
These are the latest findings of Fact.MR (Rockville, MD, USA), a market research and competitive intelligence provider.
Ultrasound imaging creates images of the interior of the body by using sound waves. It is used to detect the reasons of discomfort, swelling, and infection in the body's internal organs as well as to inspect a pregnant woman's baby and an infant's brain and hips. It is also utilized to aid in the guidance of biopsies, the diagnosis of cardiac problems, and the assessment of damage following a heart attack. Because of its mobility, portable ultrasound devices are being customized to satisfy expanding commercial demand in the contemporary context. These machines have several advantages, including the elimination of stress associated with patients having to wait hours for a check-up or having to go from one location to another where gadgets are accessible.
An increase in the usage of ultrasound devices is driving the global portable ultrasound scanner market. The devices support instant diagnosis and do not require dedicated space, which helps during severe medical environments such as the emergency room (ER) and intensive care unit (ICU) where patients are extremely vulnerable while being taken from one room to another for further diagnosis. Moreover, patient involvement, real-time imaging, and improved patient convenience are boosting the growth of the global portable ultrasound devices market.
Additionally, several features of portable ultrasound scanners such as lower cost than traditional scanners, wireless systems, portability, automation, privacy, high quality transducers, reduced diagnostic time, and effective utilization at point-of-care and in remote diagnosis are likely to drive the market growth. Furthermore, an increase in government and private sector expenditure on health care infrastructure is projected to fuel the growth of the global portable ultrasound devices market.
However, the high cost of portable ultrasound scanners is anticipated to restrain market growth. Moreover, a shortage of dedicated training programs and the market’s dependence on ambulatory/remote patient care infrastructure for growth are expected to hamper the growth of the global portable ultrasound devices market for the next few years. Moreover, stringent government laws and regulations and shortage of competent employees are also expected to hinder market growth.
Geographically, North America is expected to dominate the global portable ultrasound scanner market due to its upgraded health infrastructure, rise in illness & infection prevalence, increase in emphasis on the creation of novel goods, and surge in the number of regional enterprises manufacturing portable ultrasound equipment. The Asia Pacific market for portable ultrasound scanners is likely to grow at a rapid pace in the next few years due to improved health care infrastructure, rise in disposable income, and increasing public awareness in the region.