Ultrasound has become a key imaging modality in Europe

Ultrasound is becoming increasingly popular for diagnosis and therapy. Frost and Sullivan, a global market research agency, estimates it will be worth $1.68 billion by 2019. This is driven by growing awareness of the harmful effects of radiopharmaceuticals and exposure to radiation. In addition to that, ultrasound machines cost a fraction of what MR or PET machines do, which is encouraging smaller private hospitals and primary care facilities to utilise the technology.

As technology continues to improve, ultrasound machines are becoming more portable, user-friendly and ergonomically superior to other imaging techniques. Some manufacturers are focusing on a specific type of niche within ultrasound to produce cheap, but quality ultrasound systems, which in our price sensitive economy is another forceful argument for the adoption of the systems.

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