A new report confirms many things we've discussed here for a long time: adding revenue through ultrasound is not just viable, it's becoming a necessity for many offices.
|I've long been a proponent of the use of the Hand Carried Ultrasound, portable, laptop sized machines, for use by physicians and non-traditional settings such as endocrinology, rheumatology, MSK, anesthesia, bedside, critical care, podiatry, emergency medicine, and other such non-traditional ultrasound environments.|
It's become increasingly popular and it's why we like the Acuson P50 (which we just highlighted here), GE Logiq e, GE LogiqBook XP, SonoSite MicroMaxx, and other such portable models. This report confirms it, you can find the full article here. The full report will cost you an arm and a leg, but for my purposes and those who read this blog, the summary should suffice.
The image quality found on today's portable ultrasounds rivals many current console units, and surpasses many of those that cost more than $200,000 just a few years ago.
Additionally, for the full consoles or portable ultrsaounds, the costs of refurbished ultrasound equipment have dropped significantly in recent years, bolstered by the fact that competition on used ultrasound market market increases. Our take: if you're looking at refurbished ultrasound, make sure they have a service department and the salespeople actually know what they're talking about. If you're spending $10,000 or $100,000, doesn't it make sense to spend a couple extra dollars to ensure you're getting the correct machine and that it's refurbished properly? We've built a successful business on that model.
If you're looking to add ultrasound, this report confirms that it's going to continue to grow, and emerging markets continue to explode worldwide. We've found that for most physicians, it's an excellent additional revenue source in an increasingly more difficult market... and it's cheaper, easier, and takes less space than CT or MRI.
Medical Ultrasound Technology Expected to Flourish as it Enters New and Unique Medical Markets - Market Research Report by MARKETSTRAT
Marketstrat is pleased to announce the release of its latest market report titled, "Medical Ultrasound Systems Worldwide, 2009."
Dublin, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- The world Medical Ultrasound equipment, accessories, and maintenance services market is expected to reach $4.7 billion by 2012. Higher growth rates towards the end of this period are projected as economic conditions stabilize around the world leading to sizeable increases in healthcare expenditures, particularly in high-end capital equipment acquisition