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Ultrasound Probe Covers Market Size By Type (Disposable, Reusable), By Product Type (Latex, Latex free), By Application (Endocavity Type, Externalcavity Type), By End-use (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Clinics, Diagnostic Centers) – Global Forecast to 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5817
  • Published Date: May 2023
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Ultrasound Probe Covers Market Size

Ultrasound Probe Covers Market size was valued at over USD 214 million in 2022 and is projected to reach more than USD 381 million by 2032. Ultrasound probe covers are sterile or non-sterile sheaths that are used to cover the transducer or probe of an ultrasound machine.

Ultrasound Probe Covers Market

These covers are typically made of a thin, transparent product type such as latex, polyethylene, or polyurethane and are designed to fit over the probe and be disposed of after each use to prevent the spread of infection. The increasing demand for ultrasound procedures in various medical applications, such as diagnostics, obstetrics, and gynaecology, is anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

Moreover, the rising incidence of chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, is further augmenting the growth of the market. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic diseases are responsible for approximately 71% of all deaths globally, with 15 million deaths occurring prematurely (before the age of 70). Thus, the aforementioned factors are projected to accelerate industry expansion.

Ultrasound Probe Covers Market Trends

Advancements in ultrasound imaging modalities have been a significant driver for the ultrasound probe cover market. These advancements have led to the development of more advanced ultrasound equipment that requires specialized probe covers. The development of 3D/4D ultrasound imaging modalities has increased the demand for specialized probe covers, as these imaging techniques require specialized probe covers that are designed to fit the unique shape of the transducer. Moreover, advancements in ultrasound imaging modalities have driven the development of specialized probe covers that are designed to meet the unique requirements of each imaging modality. This has led to a growing demand for ultrasound probe covers and is anticipated to continue stimulating the growth of the market in the coming years.

Ultrasound Probe Covers Market Analysis

Global Ultrasound Probe Covers  Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on type, the market is segmented into disposable and reusable. The disposable segment held the largest revenue size over USD 210 million in 2022 and is estimated to witness significant growth more than USD 374 million by 2032. The upsurge can be attributed to the fact that it is cost-effective and reduces the danger of disease transmission among patients. Disposable ultrasound probe covers are easy to use and convenient, as they can be quickly and easily disposed of after each use. This makes them a preferred option for healthcare providers that prioritize infection control and efficiency.

Based on product type, the ultrasound probe covers market is bifurcated into latex, and latex free. The latex segment is anticipated to witness highest CAGR at 6% during the forecast period. Latex ultrasound probe covers are generally less expensive compared to other types of probes covers. This makes them a more attractive option for healthcare providers that need to balance cost-effectiveness with patient safety and infection control measures.

Additionally, latex ultrasound probe covers are widely available in the market, which could make them more accessible to healthcare providers, especially in developing countries with limited healthcare budgets. Therefore, such benefits offered by latex product type will drive the segmental growth.

Global Ultrasound Probe Covers Market Share, By Application, 2022

Ultrasound probe covers market is bifurcated based on the application including endocavity type and externalcavity type. The endocavity type segment dominated the market and is anticipated to grow over USD 258 million by 2032. Endocavity ultrasound probes are designed for the examination of internal organs, such as the uterus, ovaries, prostate gland, and rectum. The increasing demand for endocavity ultrasound procedures, especially in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, is anticipated to accelerate the growth of the market.

Moreover, healthcare professionals are increasingly adopting disposable medical products, such as endocavity type ultrasound probe covers, to prevent the transmission of infections. This is driving the growth of the market, especially in regions with high infection rates.

The ultrasound probe covers market is segmented by end-use into hospitals, clinics, and others. Hospitals segment dominated the global market accounting for more than 30% market share in 2022 and is estimated to witness significant revenue over USD 114 million by 2032. The hospitals segment is anticipated to hold high growth potential during the analysis period. High segment growth is attributable to growing number of people suffering from chronic diseases across developing countries and rising awareness about infection control, Further, increasing disposable spending in developed nations will contribute considerably towards adoption of ultrasound probe covers in hospitals thereby leading to segmental growth.

U.S. Ultrasound Probe Covers Market Size, 2020 -2032 (USD Million)

U.S. ultrasound probe covers market accounted for more than USD 77 million in 2022 and will grow momentously more than USD 134 million by 2032. The use of ultrasound technology for medical imaging is growing rapidly due to its non-invasive nature and ability to produce real-time images. This has led to an increased demand for ultrasound probes and probe covers in the U.S. Also, the substantial presence of well-established market participants and the favourable regulatory environment result in a number of product approvals and launches, particularly in the U.S. hence, the potential for market expansion will stimulate over the coming years.

Ultrasound probe covers Market Share

Some of the notable key industry players operating in the ultrasound probe covers industry include

  • Cardinal Health
  • Parker Laboratories
  • Advance Medical Designs, Inc.
  • Ecolab
  • Steris Corporation
  • 3M Healthcare
  • CIVCO Medical Solutions
  • General Electric Company
  • Fairmont Medical Products Ltd
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Medline Industrie

These market participants are implementing various growth strategies such as collaborations, partnerships, acquisitions & mergers, and new product development and launches to strengthen product offerings as well as gain a competitive edge over others.

Ultrasound Probe Covers Industry News: 

  • In December 2021, GE Healthcare acquired BK Medical, a leader in advanced surgical visualization. This acquisition helped GE Healthcare to adds the fast-growing and relatively new field of real-time surgical visualization to GE’s pre- and post-operative ultrasound capabilities. 

Ultrasound probe covers market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Type (USD Million)

  • Disposable
  • Reusable      

Market, By Product Type (USD Million)

  • Latex-free
  • Latex

Market, By Application (USD Million)

  • Endocavity type
  • Externalcavity type

Market, By End-use (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Clinics
  • Diagnostic centers

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Switzerland
    • Norway
    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Denmark
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Indonesia
    • Vietnam
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Israel


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Ultrasound probe covers market size crossed USD 214 million in 2023 and is expected to reach over USD 381 million in 2032 owing to the increasing demand for ultrasound procedures in various medical applications, such as diagnostics, obstetrics, and gynaecology worldwide.

The disposable segment is expected to record over USD 374 million by 2032 due to being cost-effective and reducing the dangers of disease transmission among patients.

The U.S. ultrasound probe covers industry is expected to cross USD 134 million by 2032 due to its non-invasive nature and ability to produce real-time images along with increased demand for ultrasound probes and probe covers in the region.

Cardinal Health, Parker Laboratories, FUJILATEX CO., LTD., Advance Medical Designs, Inc., Ecolab, Steris Corporation, 3M Healthcare, CIVCO Medical Solutions, General Electric Company, and Fairmont Medical Products Ltd are some of the major ultrasound probe covers companies worldwide.

Ultrasound Probe Covers Market Scope

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