The global “ultrasound probe disinfection market” is likely to grow rapidly as ultrasound is the most extensively performed diagnostic procedure today. The above information was shared by Fortune Business Insights in a report, titled “Ultrasound Probe Disinfection Market Size, Share and Global Trend By Product Type (Consumables, Instruments, Services), By Process (Intermediate or Low-Level Disinfection, High-Level Disinfection), By Type of Probe (Linear Transducers, Phased Array Transducer, Convex Transducers, Endocavitary Transducers, Transesophageal Echocardiography Transducers), By End User (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres, Ambulatory Care Centres) and Geography Forecast till 2026.” This further increases the concerns pertaining to improper disinfection of ultrasound probes. A study by the Therapeutic Drug Administration revealed that around 10 patients were infected with an infection called Burkholderia cenocepacia in Australia in 2017. These patients got affected immediately after undergoing ultrasound diagnostic procedures.
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High-level Disinfection Grows at a Remarkable Rate
As per process of ultrasound probe disinfection, high-level disinfection is expected to hold a substantial share in the global market. This is primarily on account of the rising incidence of hospital-acquired infections across the world. As per a study conducted by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the hospitals in the U.S. registered more than 6 lakh cases of hospital-acquired infections in the year 2015. Of these, around 72,000 suffered deaths as they were undergoing hospital care. The growing need for ultrasound probe infection protocol and process regarding disinfection are expected to drive this segment’s growth by 2026.
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Market Registers Incremental Growth in North America Backed by Region’s Stringent Government Reforms
Governments in North America have implemented strict reforms and regulations to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections. Considering this, the market in North America is expected to grow considerably during the forecast period. The region is planning to increasingly focus on performing ultrasound procedures. The market in Europe is anticipated to expand in the forecast years mainly with the growing adoption of high-quality ultrasound probe disinfection practices. The increasing number of imaging centres, diagnostic centres, and nursing homes are expected to fuel demand for ultrasound probe disinfection machines in Asia Pacific.
High Adoption of High-level Disinfection Systems and Other Technological Advancements to Propel Growth
“The rising number of ultrasound-acquired diseases is likely to augment demand for ultrasound probe disinfectants,” stated a lead analyst at Fortune Business Insights. “This is ascribable to the improper use of disinfected ultrasound probes,” he added. The technological improvements in ultrasound probes which include high-level disinfection systems and techniques are expected to enable growth in the market. This, coupled with increasing government-backed support regarding ultrasound disinfection probes, is expected to encourage market’s growth in the coming years. In 2016, the Joint Commission revealed that around 74% of life-threating cases can be associated with the improper usage of sterilized equipment.