Ultrasound gel is also called a coupling agent. Ultrasound technology is widely used by a number of healthcare specialists for a variety of reasons across the globe. Ultrasound procedures are painless and safe. In the ultrasound procedure, the gel plays a very important role, and allow ultrasound waves to travel properly through the air. The purpose of ultrasound gel is to remove even the tiniest presence of air between the skin and the probe in order to get a clearer image of whatever is being checked and diagnosis. In addition, the gel helps in sending the sound waves that are generated by the ultrasound imaging machine inside the organs of the body.
Where are ultrasound gel used:
- Urologists: In order to examine a patient’s kidney health, ultrasound technology is used which diagnosis kidney stones and measure the amount of flow of blood via the kidney system.
- Cardiologists: ultrasound technology is used to abnormalities of the heart
- Oncologist: doctors use ultrasound to check for tumors and guide surgical instruments used during invasive procedures.
- Veterinarians: Vets use ultrasonic frequencies for detecting and diagnosis of diseases in animals.
- Dermatologists: In recent times, there are numerous advancements in ultrasound technology for diagnostic and treatment in the field of dermatology.
The worldwide market for ultrasound gel is expected to grow at a moderate CAGR of around 8.6% over the forecast period (2019-2028) and will be valued at US$ 204.6 Mn in 2018 and is expected to reach to US$ 467.7 Mn in 2028.
There are two types of ultrasound gel commercially available namely; sterile and non-sterile. The demand for sterile ultrasound gel is high due to attributes such as overwrapped, intended for single use, and packed in sterilized foil pouches. It is recommended for therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound applications. The nonsterile ultrasound gel is meant to assist transmission of the various ultrasound signal from the transducer device to the body.
$ 204.6 Mn
- By Type
- By Region
- By Application
$ 467.7 Mn
By application, the market is divided into clinics, diagnostic centers, and hospitals. Ultrasound gel is dominantly used at hospitals to examine, diagnose, and obtain a clear picture of causes of swelling, infection, and pain to internal organs such as heart and blood vessels, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, eyes, thyroid and parathyroid glands, scrotum, etc.
Based on regions, the market has been analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Among these regions, there is high usage of ultrasound gel in the North America region, due to increasing demand from clinics, diagnostic centers, and hospitals. In addition, increasing incidences of chronic disease is a factor expected to increase the demand for ultrasound gel.
Some of the key players profiled in the global ultrasound gel market report include Eco-Med, Sonotec, National Therapy Products Inc., Sonogel Vertriebs Gmbh, Ultra gel Kft, Phyto Performance, Hangzhou Huqin Yutangand Beinuo, Parker Laboratories, Changchun Chengshi, Besmed, Yijie, SINAN MEDICAL, and Tele-Paper Malaysia Sdn Bhd.