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Shane Walker | November 03, 2016
The global ultrasound imaging equipment market is estimated to have been worth $6.16 billion in 2015; an increase of 1.2% from 2014. This rate of growth is lower than previously forecast, which is primarily due to the impact of a strong US dollar and other foreign exchange fluctuations, which affected the sales of foreign US subsidiaries. The market also experienced a period of highly competitive pricing which lowered average sales prices (ASP), particularly in Latin America and Europe. For some vendors, this ASP erosion was further exacerbated by the effects of shifting foreign exchange rates. Stronger growth is predicted for 2016 because of new product launches from Carestream, Fukuda Denshi, Hitachi-Aloka, and VisualSonics (Fujifilm SonoSite), and because of increased volumes in point of care and obstetrics applications. On a unit volume basis, shipments were up by 4% over 2014. The results for 2016 are expected to be closer to a 5% increase. Growth in the market through 2020 is being driven by uptake of mid-range and high-end cart-based systems in both emerging and developed markets for use in traditional applications. Uptake will also be bolstered by further development of the use of compact ultrasound systems in point-of-care (POC) applications.
Jessica Edge | November 01, 2016
Interventional X-ray systems are used for a variety of different procedures, including interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, electrophysiology, and neurology. Machines can be dedicated to certain procedures, or used for both cardiology and radiology interventions.

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    This report covers remote patient monitoring for post-acute services and/or chronic disease management.
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    Roeen Roashan | September 26, 2016
    The hearing aid market has historically dealt with low adoption, due to lack of access to care and low technical capabilities of hearing aids. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the world market for hearing aids ... .
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    This presentation provides an overview of the recent mammography X-ray deliverable, focusing on key global and regional trends, in addition to analysis of variance and market shares.
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  • Icon Director, Healthcare Technology
    Jason dePreaux is a director with IHS Inc., and leads its medical technology market intelligence group. He manages an international team of analysts producing high-quality market data, forecasts, and competitive intelligence on medical devices and healthcare IT.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, Healthcare Technology
    Kelly Patrick is a principal analyst within the Healthcare Technology, part of IHS Technology. Kelly is focused primarily on developing market studies in the clinical care device...
  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, Healthcare Technology
    Shane Walker is a Senior Principal Analyst on the Healthcare Technology team at IHS. Shane’s current medical technology coverage areas include telehealth, medical displays, healthcare IT, sports monitoring and other wearable technology.
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