Handheld Ultrasound Market Poised for Next Wave of Growth

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Simon Harris
Published: April 29, 2019 In The News

April 29, 2019 – Written by Simon Harris – Featured on AuntMinnie.com – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first handheld ultrasound scanner, Vscan from GE Healthcare, yet the market has largely failed to live up to expectations. In 2018, sales of handheld ultrasound accounted for less than 2% of the $6.9 billion global market for ultrasound equipment.

The relatively high cost and limited performance of early-generation handhelds were limiting factors. Steady product improvements over the years, coupled with fresh innovation from new market entrants, are beginning to unlock the full value of handheld ultrasound for experienced and new users alike.