The global ultrasound probe disinfection market was valued at approximately USD 260 million in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 990 million by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 20.86 percent between 2018 and 2024. Ultrasound technique is widely used for diagnostic imaging procedure to visualize internal organs and body structures, such as lungs, kidney, liver, female reproductive system, vascular system, tendons, muscles, joints, etc. In ultrasound imaging technique (also called sonography), the probe transmits high-frequency sound wave pulse to the tissues. Ultrasound is considered safe with no or very-low-risk and is widely used for disease diagnosis. Both internal and external probes need proper cleaning and disinfection to avoid infection or disease transmission. Ultrasound probe disinfection has become the standard practice among healthcare practitioners, owing to the risk of disease transmission and as a part of government guidelines compliance.
Ultrasound imaging has a minimal or very-low-risk and is non-invasive, thus offers advantages over other imaging procedures, such as X-ray imaging, MRI, etc. The demand for minimally invasive imaging procedures is growing worldwide, owing to the preference for minimally invasive imaging procedure among the patients. Thus, a surge in the ultrasound imaging examinations is observed and is likely to continue in the upcoming years. Increasing number of ultrasound imaging examinations, in turn, is projected to drive the ultrasound probe disinfection market. Other factors contributing toward this market’s growth include increasing hospital-acquired infections (HAI), growing need for better hygiene practice in developed countries as a part of government guidelines, rising acceptance of automated disinfection systems. Although automated disinfection systems are widely adopted, high costs might hinder this market’s growth. Additionally, the reluctance to shift to automated disinfection systems from the manual systems might act as another restraint for this market. The surge in the birth rate, owing to better healthcare facilities may act as an opportunity for the ultrasound probe disinfection market.
The ultrasound probe disinfection market is segmented based on product type, the process of disinfection, probe type, and end-user. By product type, this market is categorized into consumables, instruments, and services. The instruments segment is further segmented into UV-C disinfectors, automated probe reprocessors, soaking stations/manual reprocessors, and others. The consumables segment is further categorized into disinfectants and detergents. Based on disinfectants type, this market includes intermediate/low-level disinfectants and high-level disinfectants. The formulation disinfectants segment is categorized into disinfectant wipes, disinfectant sprays, and disinfectant liquids. The detergent segment includes enzymatic and non-enzymatic detergents. Based on the disinfection process, the ultrasound probe disinfection market is segmented into intermediate/low-level disinfection and high-level disinfection. Based on probe type, the market is segmented into convex transducers, linear transducers, endocavitary transducers, phased array transducers, transesophageal echocardiography transducers, and other transducers. The end-users for ultrasound probe disinfection market are diagnostic imaging centers, hospitals and clinics, and others.
Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, and Latin America are the major regions in the global ultrasound probe disinfection. North America is likely to dominate the ultrasound probe disinfection market with a maximum revenue share of about 42 percent, due to well-developed healthcare facilities, health awareness, and increase in the number of imaging procedures. The U.S. is projected to lead the market globally as well as in the North American region. The second dominating region in 2017 was Europe and is expected to hold its position. It is projected that the Asia Pacific will be growing rapidly. Slow growth is anticipated in the Middle East and Africa. Latin America would likely show considerable growth in this market.
Some key players in ultrasound probe disinfection market include Nanosonics, Tristel, Ecolab, CIVCO Medical Solutions, Germitec, Schülke & Mayr, Parker Laboratories, Virox Technologies, CS Medical, Advanced Sterilization Products, STERIS, and Metrex Research, among others. – Zion Market Research