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MediPoint: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging - APAC Analysis and Market Forecasts

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MediPoint: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging - APAC 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 imaging market space in APAC. 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 APAC 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 APAC Diagnostic ultrasound imaging Market.
- Realize device preferences of physicians who have performed the tests already.
- Access market sizing, forecasts and quantified growth opportunities in APAC 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 APAC Diagnostic ultrasound imaging market landscape? Identify, understand and capitalize.
1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 6

1.1 List of Tables 13
1.2 List of Figures 17
2 Introduction 19
2.1 Catalyst 19
2.2 Related Reports 19
3 Industry Overview 20
3.1 Principle of Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging 20
3.2 System Overview 22
3.3 Modes of Operation 23
3.3.1 A-Mode 23
3.3.2 B-Mode 24
3.3.3 M-Mode 26
3.3.4 Doppler Mode 26
3.3.5 3D Ultrasound/4D Ultrasound 27
3.4 Applications of Ultrasound Imaging 30
3.4.1 Overview 30
3.4.2 Obstetrics and Gynecology 30
3.4.3 Abdominal Examinations 31
3.4.4 Cardiovascular Examinations 32
3.4.5 Neurology 32

3.4.6 Musculoskeletal 33
3.4.7 Small Body Parts 34
3.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Diagnostic Ultrasound 35
3.5.1 Overview 35
3.5.2 SWOT Analysis 37
3.6 Market Access 38
3.6.1 Product Life Cycle 38
3.6.2 Purchasing Decisions 39
3.7 Brand Loyalty 41
3.8 Adoption of New Technologies 43
3.8.1 Influence of Clinical Trials Results 43
3.8.2 Reimbursement 44
3.8.3 Economic Resources 44
3.9 Regulatory Process 45
3.9.1 Japan 45
3.9.2 China 45
3.9.3 India 46
3.10 Current Reimbursement Trends 47
3.10.1 Japan 47
3.10.2 China 48
3.10.3 India 50
3.11 Procedure Trends 52
3.11.1 Overview 52

3.11.2 APAC 53
3.12 Evolution in Technology 60
3.12.1 Plane-Wave Imaging 60
3.12.2 Transducer Technology 61
3.13 Overuse of Ultrasound Imaging 63
3.14 M&A, Key Partnerships 64
3.15 Regulatory Issues/Product Recalls 66
4 Unmet Needs Analysis 67
4.1 Overview 67
4.2 Instrumentation Improvement 67
4.3 Inter-Instrument Variability 68
4.4 Ultrasound Remains Significantly Operator-Dependent 69
5 Market Opportunity Analysis 72
5.1 Emerging Economies Promise Future Growth 72
5.2 Contrast Ultrasound Imaging to Foster Growth 73
5.3 Ultrasound Imaging Set to Get Smaller and Smarter 77
5.4 Invest in Emerging Technologies 79
5.5 Newer Applications for Diagnostic Ultrasound on the Horizon 81
5.6 Fusion Imaging 82
6 Market Drivers and Barriers 83
6.1 Overview 83

6.2 Driver: Rising Prevalence of Diseases 83
6.3 Driver: Escalating Global Population 84
6.4 Driver: Increased Demand for Cost-Effective Quality Healthcare 84
6.5 Driver: Newer Technologies to Drive the Growth of the Market 85
6.6 Driver: Increased Consciousness Regarding Radiation Dose 86
6.7 Driver: Compact Systems to Drive Growth 87
6.8 Driver: Expanding Use of Ultrasound by Non-Radiologists 88
6.9 Driver: Government Funding 89
6.10 Driver: Population-Based Screening Applications Using Diagnostic Ultrasound 89
6.11 Barrier: Shortage of Dedicated Ultrasound Technologists 90
6.12 Barrier: Lifestyle-Related Diseases May Tip the Scales 92
6.13 Barrier: Reduced Hospital Budgets 94
7 Competitive Assessment 95
7.1 Overview 95
7.2 Classification Based on Features 95
7.2.1 Black and White Ultrasound Imaging Systems 95
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 103
8 Pipeline Assessment 105
8.1 Overview 105
8.2 Flash Ultrasound (InnerVision Medical Technologies) 105
8.2.1 Overview 105
8.2.2 SWOT Analysis 106

8.3 Sonic Window (Analogic) 107
8.3.1 Overview 107
8.3.2 SWOT Analysis 107
8.4 Breast Histoscanning (Advanced Medical Diagnostics) 108
8.4.1 Overview 108
8.4.2 SWOT Analysis 108
8.5 ImagistxProstate (Imagistx) 109
8.5.1 Overview 109
8.5.2 SWOT Analysis 110
8.6 Breast Imaging Ultrasound System (Sonarium Medical) 110
8.6.1 Overview 110
8.6.2 SWOT Analysis 111
8.7 SoftVue (Delphinus Medical Technologies) 111
8.7.1 Overview 111
8.7.2 SWOT Analysis 112
9 Current and Future Players 113
9.1 Overview 113
9.2 Trends in Corporate Strategy 113
9.3 Who Is On Top? 115
9.4 GE Healthcare 116
9.4.1 Overview 116
9.4.2 Portfolio Assessment 116
9.4.3 SWOT Analysis 119
9.5 Siemens 119
9.5.1 Overview 119
9.5.2 Portfolio Assessment 120
9.5.3 SWOT Analysis 122
9.6 Philips 122
9.6.1 Overview 122
9.6.2 Portfolio Assessment 123
9.6.3 SWOT Analysis 126
9.7 Esaote 126
9.7.1 Overview 126

9.7.2 Portfolio Assessment 127
9.7.3 SWOT Analysis 129
9.8 Analogic 129
9.8.1 Overview 129
9.8.2 Portfolio Assessment 130
9.8.3 SWOT Analysis 133
9.9 Toshiba Medical Systems 133
9.9.1 Overview 133
9.9.2 Portfolio Assessment 134
9.9.3 SWOT Analysis 136
9.10 Mindray Medical International 136
9.10.1 Overview 136
9.10.2 Portfolio Assessment 137
9.10.3 SWOT Analysis 139
9.11 Hitachi Aloka Medical 139
9.11.1 Overview 139
9.11.2 Portfolio Assessment 139
9.11.3 SWOT Analysis 141
9.12 Fujifilm Holdings 141
9.12.1 Overview 141
9.12.2 Portfolio Assessment 142
9.12.3 SWOT Analysis 144
9.13 Samsung Medison 144
9.13.1 Overview 144
9.13.2 Portfolio Assessment 145
9.13.3 SWOT Analysis 146

9.14 Terason 146
9.14.1 Overview 146
9.14.2 Portfolio Assessment 146
9.14.3 SWOT Analysis 148
9.15 SuperSonic Imagine 148
9.15.1 Overview 148
9.15.2 Portfolio Assessment 149
9.15.3 SWOT Analysis 150
9.16 Other Companies 151
10 Market Outlooks 152
10.1 Company Market Share 152
10.1.1 Overview 152
10.1.2 Japan 152
10.1.3 China 153
10.1.4 India 154
10.2 By Market Segment 155
10.2.1 Overview 155
10.2.2 Portable Black and White Systems 157
10.2.3 Stand-Alone Black and White Systems 158
10.2.4 Portable Color Systems 159
10.2.5 Stand-Alone Color Systems 160
10.3 By Geography 162
10.3.1 APAC Overview 162
10.3.2 Japan 167
10.3.3 China 174
10.3.4 India 181
11 Appendix 188

11.1 Bibliography 188
11.2 Definitions 201
11.3 Abbreviations 202
11.4 Research Methodology 203
11.4.1 Overview 203
11.4.2 Coverage 203
11.4.3 Secondary Research 204
11.5 Physicians and Specialists Included in this Study 205
11.6 Primary Research 207
11.6.1 Primary Research - Key Opinion Leader Interviews 207
11.6.2 Expert Panel Validation 207
11.6.3 Stakeholder Survey 208
11.7 Forecasting Methodology 210
11.8 About the Authors 211
11.8.1 Analysts 211
11.8.2 Global Head of Healthcare 212
11.9 About GlobalData 213
11.10 Disclaimer 213

List of Tables

Table 1: Advantages and Disadvantages of Ultrasound Imaging, 2013 37
Table 2: Ultrasound Imaging SWOT Analysis, 2013 37
Table 3: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in Japan (m), 2010-2019 54
Table 4: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in China (m), 2010-2019 56
Table 5: Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures in India (m), 2010-2019 58
Table 6: Other Key Events in the Diagnostic Ultrasound Market 64
Table 7: Diagnostic Ultrasound Market - Drivers and Barriers, 2013 83
Table 8: Portable Black and White Systems 95
Table 9: Stand-Alone Black and White Systems 96
Table 10: Black and White Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 96
Table 11: Portable Color Ultrasound Systems 97
Table 12: Stand-Alone Color Ultrasound Systems 98
Table 13: Color Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 98
Table 14: Premium Ultrasound Systems 99
Table 15: Premium Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 99
Table 16: High-End Ultrasound Systems 100
Table 17: High-End Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 101
Table 18: Mid-Range Ultrasound Systems 101
Table 19: Mid-Range Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 102
Table 20: Low-End Ultrasound Systems 103
Table 21: Low-End Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 103
Table 22: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Systems 104
Table 23: POC Ultrasound Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 104
Table 24: Flash Ultrasound SWOT Analysis, 2013 106
Table 25: Sonic Window SWOT Analysis, 2013 107

Table 26: Breast Histoscanning SWOT Analysis, 2013 108
Table 27: ImagistxProstate SWOT Analysis, 2013 110
Table 28: Breast Imaging Ultrasound System SWOT Analysis, 2013 111
Table 29: SoftVue SWOT Analysis, 2013 112
Table 30: GE Healthcare Portfolio Assessment, 2013 118
Table 31: GE Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 119
Table 32: Siemens Healthcare Portfolio Assessment, 2013 121
Table 33: Siemens Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 122
Table 34: Philips Healthcare, Ultrasound Systems, Marketed Products 125
Table 35: Philips Healthcare SWOT Analysis, 2013 126
Table 36: Esaote Portfolio Assessment, 2013 128
Table 37: Esaote SWOT Analysis, 2013 129
Table 38: Analogic Portfolio Assessment, 2013 132
Table 39: Analogic SWOT Analysis, 2013 133
Table 40: Toshiba Medical Systems, Portfolio Assessment, 2013 135
Table 41: Toshiba Medical Systems SWOT Analysis, 2013 136
Table 42: Mindray Medical International, Portfolio Assessment, 2013 138
Table 43: Mindray Medical International SWOT Analysis, 2013 139
Table 44: Hitachi Aloka Medical Portfolio Assessment, 2013 140
Table 45: Hitachi Aloka Medical SWOT Analysis, 2013 141
Table 46: Fujifilm Holdings Portfolio Assessment, 2013 143
Table 47: Fujifilm Holdings SWOT Analysis, 2013 144
Table 48: Samsung Medison Portfolio Assessment, 2013 145
Table 49: Samsung Medison SWOT Analysis, 2013 146
Table 50: Terason Portfolio Assessment, 2013 147
Table 51: Terason SWOT Analysis, 2013 148
Table 52: SuperSonic Imagine Portfolio Assessment, 2013 149

Table 53: SuperSonic Imagine SWOT Analysis, 2013 150
Table 54: Other Companies in the Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Market, 2013 151
Table 55: Company Market Share, Japan, 2012 152
Table 56: Company Market Share, China, 2012 153
Table 57: Company Market Share, India, 2012 154
Table 58: APAC Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment, 2010-2019 156
Table 59: APAC Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Portable Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 157
Table 60: Global Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Stand-Alone Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 158
Table 61: Global Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Portable Color Systems, 2010-2019 159
Table 62: Global Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast, Stand-Alone Color Systems, 2010-2019 160
Table 63: APAC Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Country, 2010-2019 162
Table 64: Global Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems, 2010-2019 164
Table 65: Japan Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 167
Table 66: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Japan, 2010-2019 169
Table 67: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in Japan, 2010-2019 170

Table 68: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in Japan, 2010-2019 171
Table 69: Change in Average Selling Price in Japan, 2010-2019 173
Table 70: China Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 174
Table 71: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in China, 2010-2019 176
Table 72: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in China, 2010-2019 177
Table 73: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in China, 2010-2019 178
Table 74: Change in Average Selling Price in China, 2010-2019 180
Table 75: India Diagnostic Ultrasound Sales Forecast by Segment ($m), 2010-2019 181
Table 76: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in India, 2010-2019 183
Table 77: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Black and White Ultrasound Systems in India, 2010-2019 184
Table 78: Installed Base and Unit Sales of Color Ultrasound Systems in India, 2010-2019 185
Table 79: Change in Average Selling Price in India, 2010-2019 187
Table 80: Primary Research Summary 208
Table 81: Primary Research Participants Affiliation 209

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Ultrasound Imaging 20
Figure 2: Ultrasound Depth vs. Resolution 21
Figure 3: A-Mode Ultrasound Image 23
Figure 4: B-Mode Ultrasound Image 25
Figure 5: M-Mode Ultrasound Image 26
Figure 6: Color Doppler Mode Ultrasound Image 27
Figure 7: 3D Ultrasound Image 29
Figure 8: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in APAC - 2013, 2019 53
Figure 9: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in Japan - 2013, 2019 55
Figure 10: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in China - 2013, 2019 57
Figure 11: Procedure Trends for Diagnostic Ultrasound in India - 2013, 2019 59
Figure 12: Company Market Share in Japan, 2012 153
Figure 13: Company Market Share in China, 2012 154
Figure 14: Company Market Share in India, 2012 155
Figure 15: APAC Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2010-2019 156
Figure 16: Global Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Portable Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 157
Figure 17: APAC Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Stand-Alone Black and White Systems, 2010-2019 158
Figure 18: APAC Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Portable Color Systems, 2010-2019 160
Figure 19: Global Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Stand-Alone Color Systems, 2010-2019 161
Figure 20: APACSales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 163

Figure 21: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems, 2010-2019 164
Figure 22: Major Markets Sales Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Country, 2012, 2019 166
Figure 23: Japan Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 168
Figure 24: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in Japan, 2010-2019 169
Figure 25: Japan Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 172
Figure 26: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in Japan, 2010-2019 173
Figure 27: China Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 174
Figure 28: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in China, 2010-2019 176
Figure 29: China Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 179
Figure 30: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in China, 2010-2019 180
Figure 31: India Overall Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2010-2019 181
Figure 32: Total Installed Base and Unit Sales of Ultrasound Systems in India, 2010-2019 182
Figure 33: India Sales ($m) Forecast for Diagnostic Ultrasound by Segment, 2012, 2019 186
Figure 34: Decline in Average Selling Price of Ultrasound Systems in India, 2010-2019 187
Figure 35: Primary Research Summary 208
Figure 36: Primary Research Participants Affiliation 209

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