MediPoint: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging - EU Analysis and Market Forecasts

Summary

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.

According to GlobalData estimates, GE Healthcare, Siemens and Philips are the leading companies within the diagnostic ultrasound market space in the EU. This can be mainly attributed to geographical and product portfolio diversity. These companies are part of large conglomerates with robust financial resources to invest in inorganic growth and R&D; therefore, the most advanced premium systems are offered by these three top players.

Scope

- An overview of Diagnostic ultrasound imaging, which includes epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment guidelines.

- Annualized EU 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 EU Diagnostic ultrasound imaging Market.
- Realize device preferences of physicians who have performed the tests already.
- Access market sizing, forecasts and quantified growth opportunities in EU 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 EU Diagnostic ultrasound imaging market landscape? Identify, understand and capitalize.

Table Of Contents

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 6
1.1 List of Tables 13
1.2 List of Figures 17
2 Introduction 20
2.1 Catalyst 20
2.2 Related Reports 20
3 Industry Overview 21
3.1 Principle of Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging 21
3.2 System Overview 23
3.3 Modes of Operation 24
3.3.1 A-Mode 24
3.3.2 B-Mode 25
3.3.3 M-Mode 27
3.3.4 Doppler Mode 27
3.3.5 3D Ultrasound/4D Ultrasound 28
3.4 Applications of Ultrasound Imaging 31
3.4.1 Overview 31
3.4.2 Obstetrics and Gynecology 31
3.4.3 Abdominal Examinations 32
3.4.4 Cardiovascular Examinations 33
3.4.5 Neurology 33
3.4.6 Musculoskeletal 34
3.4.7 Small Body Parts 35
3.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Diagnostic Ultrasound 36
3.5.1 Overview 36
3.5.2 SWOT Analysis 38
3.6 Market Access 39
3.6.1 Product Life Cycle 39
3.6.2 Purchasing Decisions 40
3.7 Brand Loyalty 42
3.8 Adoption of New Technologies 44
3.8.1 Influence of Clinical Trials Results 44
3.8.2 Reimbursement 45
3.9 Regulatory Process 45
3.10 Current Reimbursement Trends 46
3.10.1 France 46
3.10.2 Germany 47
3.10.3 Italy 47
3.10.4 Spain 48
3.10.5 UK 48
3.11 Procedure Trends 49
3.11.1 Overview 49
3.11.2 EU 50
3.12 Evolution in Technology 62
3.12.1 Plane-Wave Imaging 62
3.12.2 Transducer Technology 63
3.13 Overuse of Ultrasound Imaging 64
3.14 MandA, Key Partnerships 65
3.15 Regulatory Issues/Product Recalls 67
4 Unmet Needs Analysis 69
4.1 Overview 69
4.2 Instrumentation Improvement 69
4.3 Inter-Instrument Variability 70
4.4 Ultrasound Remains Significantly Operator-Dependent 71
5 Market Opportunity Analysis 74
5.1 Contrast Ultrasound Imaging to Foster Growth 74
5.2 Ultrasound Imaging Set to Get Smaller and Smarter 77
5.3 Invest in Emerging Technologies 79
5.4 Newer Applications for Diagnostic Ultrasound on the Horizon 81
5.5 Fusion Imaging 82
6 Market Drivers and Barriers 83
6.1 Overview 83
6.2 Driver: Rising Prevalence of Diseases 83
6.3 Driver: Increased Demand for Cost-Effective Quality Healthcare 84
6.4 Driver: Newer Technologies to Drive the Growth of the Market 85
6.5 Driver: Increased Consciousness Regarding Radiation Dose 85
6.6 Driver: Compact Systems to Drive Growth 87
6.7 Driver: Expanding Use of Ultrasound by Non-Radiologists 88
6.8 Driver: Population-Based Screening Applications Using Diagnostic Ultrasound 89
6.9 Barrier: Shortage of Dedicated Ultrasound Technologists 89
6.10 Barrier: Less Monetary Incentive to use Ultrasound in Comparison with Other Techniques 91
6.11 Barrier: Lifestyle-Related Diseases May Tip the Scales 92
6.12 Barrier: Reduced Hospital Budgets 94
6.13 Barrier: Availability of Venture Capital 95
7 Competitive Assessment 96
7.1 Overview 96
7.2 Classification Based on Features 96
7.2.1 Black and White Ultrasound Imaging Systems 96
7.2.2 Color Ultrasound Imaging Systems 97
7.3 Classification Based on Price 99
7.3.1 Premium Ultrasound Systems 99
7.3.2 High-End Systems 100
7.3.3 Mid-Range Systems 101
7.3.4 Low-End Systems 102
7.3.5 Point-of-Care Systems 104
8 Pipeline Assessment 106
8.1 Overview 106
8.2 Flash Ultrasound (InnerVision Medical Technologies) 106
8.2.1 Overview 106
8.2.2 SWOT Analysis 107
8.3 Sonic Window (Analogic) 108
8.3.1 Overview 108
8.3.2 SWOT Analysis 108
8.4 Breast Histoscanning (Advanced Medical Diagnostics) 109
8.4.1 Overview 109
8.4.2 SWOT Analysis 109
8.5 ImagistxProstate (Imagistx) 110
8.5.1 Overview 110
8.5.2 SWOT Analysis 111
8.6 Breast Imaging Ultrasound System (Sonarium Medical) 111
8.6.1 Overview 111
8.6.2 SWOT Analysis 112
8.7 SoftVue (Delphinus Medical Technologies) 112
8.7.1 Overview 112
8.7.2 SWOT Analysis 113
9 Current and Future Players 114
9.1 Overview 114
9.2 Trends in Corporate Strategy 114
9.3 Who Is On Top? 116
9.4 GE Healthcare 117
9.4.1 Overview 117
9.4.2 Portfolio Assessment 117
9.4.3 SWOT Analysis 120
9.5 Siemens 120
9.5.1 Overview 120
9.5.2 Portfolio Assessment 121
9.5.3 SWOT Analysis 123
9.6 Philips 123
9.6.1 Overview 123
9.6.2 Portfolio Assessment 124
9.6.3 SWOT Analysis 127
9.7 Esaote 127
9.7.1 Overview 127
9.7.2 Portfolio Assessment 128
9.7.3 SWOT Analysis 130
9.8 Analogic 130
9.8.1 Overview 130
9.8.2 Portfolio Assessment 131
9.8.3 SWOT Analysis 134
9.9 Toshiba Medical Systems 134
9.9.1 Overview 134
9.9.2 Portfolio Assessment 135
9.9.3 SWOT Analysis 137
9.10 Mindray Medical International 137
9.10.1 Overview 137
9.10.2 Portfolio Assessment 138
9.10.3 SWOT Analysis 140
9.11 Hitachi Aloka Medical 140
9.11.1 Overview 140
9.11.2 Portfolio Assessment 140
9.11.3 SWOT Analysis 142
9.12 Fujifilm Holdings 142
9.12.1 Overview 142
9.12.2 Portfolio Assessment 143
9.12.3 SWOT Analysis 145
9.13 Samsung Medison 145
9.13.1 Overview 145
9.13.2 Portfolio Assessment 146
9.13.3 SWOT Analysis 147
9.14 Terason 147
9.14.1 Overview 147
9.14.2 Portfolio Assessment 147
9.14.3 SWOT Analysis 149
9.15 SuperSonic Imagine 149
9.15.1 Overview 149
9.15.2 Portfolio Assessment 150
9.15.3 SWOT Analysis 151
9.16 Other Companies 152
10 Market Outlooks 153
10.1 Company Market Share 153
10.1.1 Overview 153
10.1.2 France 153
10.1.3 Germany 154
10.1.4 Italy 155
10.1.5 Spain 156
10.1.6 UK 157
10.2 By Market Segment 158
10.2.1 Overview 158
10.2.2 Portable Black and White Systems 160
10.2.3 Stand-Alone Black and White Systems 161
10.2.4 Portable Color Systems 162
10.2.5 Stand-Alone Color Systems 163
10.3 By Geography 164
10.3.1 EU Overview 164
10.3.2 France 166
10.3.3 Germany 172
10.3.4 Italy 178
10.3.5 Spain 184
10.3.6 UK 190
11 Appendix 197
11.1 Bibliography 197
11.2 Definitions 210
11.3 Abbreviations 211
11.4 Research Methodology 213
11.4.1 Overview 213
11.4.2 Coverage 213
11.4.3 Secondary Research 214
11.5 Physicians and Specialists Included in this Study 215
11.6 Primary Research 217
11.6.1 Primary Research - Key Opinion Leader Interviews 217
11.6.2 Expert Panel Validation 217
11.6.3 Stakeholder Survey 218
11.7 Forecasting Methodology 220
11.8 About the Authors 221
11.8.1 Analysts 221
11.8.2 Global Head of Healthcare 222
11.9 About MediPoint 223
11.10 About GlobalData 223
11.11 Disclaimer 223

List of Tables

Table 1: Advantages and Disadvantages of Ultrasound Imaging, 2013 38
Table 2: Ultrasound Imaging SWOT Analysis, 2013 38
Table 3: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in France (m), 2010-2019 52
Table 4: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in Germany (m), 2010-2019 53
Table 5: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in Italy (m), 2010-2019 55
Table 6: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in Spain (m), 2010-2019 57
Table 7: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in the UK (m), 2010-2019 60
Table 8: Other Key Events in the Diagnostic Ultrasound Market 66
Table 9: Diagnostic Ultrasound Market - Drivers and Barriers, 2013 83
Table 10: Portable Black and White Systems 96
Table 11: Stand-Alone Black and White Systems 97
Table 12: Black and White Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 97
Table 13: Portable Color Ultrasound Systems 98
Table 14: Stand-Alone Color Ultrasound Systems 98
Table 15: Color Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 99
Table 16: Premium Ultrasound Systems 99
Table 17: Premium Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 100
Table 18: High-End Ultrasound Systems 101
Table 19: High-End Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 101
Table 20: Mid-Range Ultrasound Systems 102
Table 21: Mid-Range Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 102
Table 22: Low-End Ultrasound Systems 103
Table 23: Low-End Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 103
Table 24: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Systems 104
Table 25: POC Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 105
Table 26: Flash Ultrasound SWOT Analysis, 2013 107
Table 27: Sonic Window SWOT Analysis, 2013 108
Table 28: Breast Histoscanning SWOT Analysis, 2013 109
Table 29: ImagistxProstate SWOT Analysis, 2013 111
Table 30: Breast Imaging Ultrasound System SWOT Analysis, 2013 112
Table 31: SoftVue SWOT Analysis, 2013 113
Table 32: GE Healthcare Portfolio Assessment, 2013 119
Table 33: GE Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 120
Table 34: Siemens Healthcare Portfolio Assessment, 2013 122
Table 35: Siemens Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 123
Table 36: Philips Healthcare, Ultrasound Systems, Marketed Products 126
Table 37: Philips Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 127
Table 38: Esaote Portfolio Assessment, 2013 129
Table 39: Esaote SWOT Analysis, 2013 130
Table 40: Analogic Portfolio Assessment, 2013 133
Table 41: Analogic SWOT Analysis, 2013 134
Table 42: Toshiba Medical Systems, Portfolio Assessment, 2013 136
Table 43: Toshiba Medical Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 137
Table 44: Mindray Medical International, Portfolio Assessment, 2013 139
Table 45: Mindray Medical International SWOT Analysis, 2013 140
Table 46: Hitachi Aloka Medical Portfolio Assessment, 2013 141
Table 47: Hitachi Aloka Medical SWOT Analysis, 2013 142
Table 48: Fujifilm Holdings Portfolio Assessment, 2013 144
Table 49: Fujifilm Holdings SWOT Analysis, 2013 145
Table 50: Samsung Medison Portfolio Assessment, 2013 146
Table 51: Samsung Medison SWOT Analysis, 2013 147
Table 52: Terason Portfolio Assessment, 2013 148
Table 53: Terason SWOT Analysis, 2013 149
Table 54: SuperSonic Imagine Portfolio Assessment, 2013 150
Table 55: SuperSonic Imagine SWOT Analysis, 2013 151
Table 56: Other Companies in the Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Market, 2013 152
Table 57: Company Market Share, France, 2012 153
Table 58: Company Market Share, Germany, 2012 154
Table 59: Company Market Share, Italy, 2012 155
Table 60: Company Market Share, Spain, 2012 156
Table 61: Company Market Share, UK, 2012 157
Table 62: EU Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment, 2010-2019 159
Table 63: EU Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Portable Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 160
Table 64: EU Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Stand-Alone Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 161
Table 65: EU Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Portable Color Systems, 2010-2019 162
Table 66: EU Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Stand-Alone Color Systems, 2010-2019 163
Table 67: EU Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Country, 2010-2019 164
Table 68: EU Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems, 2010-2019 165
Table 69: France Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 166
Table 70: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in France, 2010-2019 168
Table 71: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in France, 2010-2019 168
Table 72: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in France, 2010-2019 169
Table 73: Change in Average Selling Price in France, 2010-2019 171
Table 74: Germany Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 172
Table 75: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Germany, 2010-2019 173
Table 76: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in Germany, 2010-2019 174
Table 77: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in Germany, 2010-2019 175
Table 78: Change in Average Selling Price in Germany, 2010-2019 177
Table 79: Italy Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 178
Table 80: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Italy, 2010-2019 180
Table 81: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in Italy, 2010-2019 180
Table 82: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in Italy, 2010-2019 181
Table 83: Change in Average Selling Price in Italy, 2010-2019 183
Table 84: Spain Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 184
Table 85: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Spain, 2010-2019 186
Table 86: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in Spain, 2010-2019 186
Table 87: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in Spain, 2010-2019 187
Table 88: Change in Average Selling Price in Spain, 2010-2019 189
Table 89: UK Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 190
Table 90: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in the UK, 2010-2019 191
Table 91: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in the UK, 2010-2019 192
Table 92: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in the UK, 2010-2019 193
Table 93: Change in Average Selling Price in the UK, 2010-2019 196
Table 94: Primary Research Summary 218
Table 95: Primary Research Participants Affiliation 219

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Ultrasound Imaging 21
Figure 2: Ultrasound Depth vs. Resolution 22
Figure 3: A-Mode Ultrasound Image 24
Figure 4: B-Mode Ultrasound Image 26
Figure 5: M-Mode Ultrasound Image 27
Figure 6: Color Doppler Mode Ultrasound Image 28
Figure 7: 3D Ultrasound Image 30
Figure 8: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in the EU - 2013, 2019 51
Figure 9: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in France - 2013, 2019 52
Figure 10: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in Germany - 2013, 2019 54
Figure 11: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in Italy - 2013, 2019 56
Figure 12: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in Spain - 2013, 2019 58
Figure 13: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in the UK - 2013, 2019 61
Figure 14: Company Market Share in France, 2012 154
Figure 15: Company Market Share in Germany, 2012 155
Figure 16: Company Market Share in Italy, 2012 156
Figure 17: Company Market Share in Spain, 2012 157
Figure 18: Company Market Share in the UK, 2012 158
Figure 19: EU Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2010-2019 159
Figure 20: EU Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Portable Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 160
Figure 21: EU Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Stand-Alone Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 161
Figure 22: EU Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Portable Color Systems, 2010-2019 162
Figure 23: EU Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Stand-Alone Color Systems, 2010-2019 163
Figure 24: EU Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 164
Figure 25: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems, 2010-2019 165
Figure 26: France Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 166
Figure 27: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in France, 2010-2019 167
Figure 28: France Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 170
Figure 29: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in France, 2010-2019 171
Figure 30: Germany Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 172
Figure 31: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Germany, 2010-2019 173
Figure 32: Germany Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 176
Figure 33: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in Germany, 2010-2019 177
Figure 34: Italy Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 178
Figure 35: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Italy, 2010-2019 179
Figure 36: Italy Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 182
Figure 37: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in Italy, 2010-2019 183
Figure 38: Spain Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 185
Figure 39: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Spain, 2010-2019 185
Figure 40: Spain Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 188
Figure 41: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in Spain, 2010-2019 189
Figure 42: UK Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 190
Figure 43: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in the UK, 2010-2019 191
Figure 44: UK Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 194
Figure 45: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in the UK, 2010-2019 195
Figure 46: Primary Research Summary 218
Figure 47: Primary Research Participants Affiliation 219

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