By staff writers

November 16, 2010 -- Driven by technological advances in size, imaging quality, ultrasound depth, and 3D and 4D capabilities, the U.S. handheld ultrasound market is expected to exceed $1.2 billion by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm iData Research of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The study also concluded that handheld ultrasound devices and the use of ultrasound in emergency medicine will fuel strong growth in the overall U.S. ultrasound market, which suffered a sharp decrease in sales during the recession.

Another area showing strong growth is the breast ultrasound market, which will double in size by 2016 as demand grows for devices for the detection of breast cancer.

Report: Global ultrasound to grow despite economy, January 30, 2009

Ultrasound market projected to reach $6.2 billion by 2015, October 22, 2008

European cardiologists eye hand-carried ultrasound, May 20, 2008

3D/4D ultrasound prospers in Western Europe, May 20, 2008

Compact ultrasound driving global US market, May 29, 2007

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