Handheld Ultrasound Scanners Market By Technology (2D Handheld Ultrasound Scanners, 3D Handheld Ultrasound Scanners, Doppler Handheld Ultrasound Scanners), By End-User (Hospitals, Ambulatory Care Centers, Diagnostic Centers, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Industry Outlook

The global handheld ultrasound scanners held US$ 62.2 Mn in 2017 and expected to grow at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.0% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. Handheld ultrasound scanners also called as hand-operated ultrasound devices are portable devices designed for healthcare practitioner for imaging examination and includes smart devices connected to mobile devices and applications. Handheld ultrasound scanners is projected to have high demand in the developed as well as emerging markets. The main reason for the uptake of handheld scanners in developed market is growing point-of-care imaging and minimally invasive procedure. Whereas, demand for handheld scanners will be high in emerging market due to its cost effectiveness, affordability and portability. Growing number of diagnostics centers, primary care, emergency medicine, musculoskeletal emergency in sport medicine and ambulatory care centers in North America, Europe, Japan and China will further boost the demand for handheld ultrasound scanners. Handheld ultrasound scanners is said to replace stethoscope in the long run as its average size and smart connectivity to phone or tablet provides constant access to imaging equipment especially in point-of-care setting. Moreover, portable nature of the devices will eliminate the wheeling the patients to imaging lab and can be fruitful in critical situations. The prices of handheld scanners start from US$ 2000 reaching up to US$ 20,000. In 2018, Butterfly Network launched its product named Butterfly iQ costing around US$ 2000. This device was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 13 different clinical applications of abdominal, gynecological, urology and cardiac examination. This accessible cost and effectively of this technology for individual doctors makes handheld scanners a diagnostic toolkit during emergencies. As per market experts, the next five will foresee a number of players entering in the market and with further dip in the average selling prices. However, requirement of training for performing ultrasound imaging, growing popularity and low prices can place these products in inexperienced hands leading to unnecessary use of handheld ultrasound scanners. 

Market Synopsis

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"Ambulatory Care Centers and Diagnostic Centers to Contribute Significantly in Handheld Ultrasound Scanners Market"

In 2017, hospitals held the largest share in the global handheld ultrasound scanners market and would continue its dominance during the forecast period owing to higher use of handheld ultrasound devices in hospital setting. Small to medium sized hospitals would exhibit high preference towards handheld ultrasound devices due to lower capital investment compared to conventional ultrasound devices. Growing number of ambulatory care services (ASCs), primary care and emergency care services in the United States, Canada, Japan and United Kingdom will assist the growth this market in ASCs. Diagnostics centers is also projected to show lucrative growth rate owing to large number of specialty application served by diagnostics centers, presence of large number of diagnostics centers in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other emerging regions.

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"North America Dominated the Global Handheld Ultrasound Scanners Market"

In 2017, North America held the lion’s share in the global handheld ultrasound scanners market. Key factors assisting the growth of North America include higher adoption of novel technologies in the region. Presence of developed healthcare IT ecosystem for hassle-free image and data sharing and storing compliments the growing uptake of handheld devices. U.S. held the largest share in North America owing to domicile of emerging medical device companies developing handheld ultrasound scanners. For instance, Clarius and Butterfly Network, Inc. among others are one of the first companies to receive handheld ultrasound scanners in the United States at a significant low prices and innovative technology. Asia Pacific is projected to soar high in the global handheld ultrasound scanners market during the forecast period. Low cost and portability will draw physicians’ attention working in underfunded and under-developed healthcare setting. Moreover, handheld scanners are being marketed towards catering the unmet needs of the physicians in emerging countries. Growing purchasing power and entry of number of players in the manufacturing of handheld devices in Asia Pacific will further drive the market during the forecast period.

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Historical & Forecast Period

This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2016 to 2026 considering 2017 as the base year for the research. Compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segments calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

Handheld ultrasound scanners market report furnishes quantitative analysis along with its latest market trends. The market is segmented based on technology type, end-user and geography.

Research Period  2016-2026
Base Year 2017
Forecast Period  2018-2026
Historical Year  2016
Unit  USD Million

 By Technology Type (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
 • 2D Handheld Ultrasound Scanners
 • 3D Handheld Ultrasound Scanners
 • Doppler Handheld Ultrasound Scanners

 By End-User Type (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
 • Hospitals
 • Ambulatory Care Centers
 • Diagnostic Centers
 • Others (Clinics, Emergency and Primary Care Centers)

 Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
 • North America (United States and Canada)
 • Europe (U.K., Germany, Rest of Europe)
 • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Rest of Asia Pacific)
 • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
 • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Rest of MEA)

Market is studied in order to understand the current dynamics and future trends in the global handheld ultrasound scanners market. The study includes market size and forecast for all considered segments presented in the report for the period from 2016 to 2026, along with respective compound annual growth rate (CAGRs) for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026, considering 2017 as the base year. The key players currently engaged in handheld ultrasound scanners market include GE Healthcare, Samsung Group, Siemens Healthineers, Philips Healthcare, Clarius Mobile Health, Fujifilm SonoSite, Inc., Healcerion Co., Ltd., Sonoscanner SARL, Meditech Equipment among others. GE Healthcare dominated the global handheld ultrasound scanners market in 2017. Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, and Fujifilm Sonosite are the major companies operating in the market, covering majority of the share in global handheld ultrasound scanners. The market is set to witness number of start-up medical technology companies venturing which will further drive the handheld ultrasound scanners market during the forecast period.

Key questions answered in this report

  • How the global handheld ultrasound scanners market will perform during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026?
  • What are the latest trends in the handheld ultrasound scanners market and valuable opportunities for key players?
  • Who are the leading players in the global handheld ultrasound scanners market?
  • Which is the leading/and fastest region in the global handheld ultrasound scanners market?
  • Currently, what are the regulatory structure for the handheld ultrasound scanners?
  • What are drivers and restrains governing the global handheld ultrasound scanners market?
  • What is the pricing structure of the handheld ultrasound scanners?

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Published Date:  Sep 2018
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   59340
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   210
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