Siemens Medical Solutions Ultrasound Division, part ofSiemens(Malvern, Pennsylvania/Erlangen, Germany) said that it has been ranked the No. 1 ultrasound company for revenues in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row, byKlein Biomedical Consultants’ (KBC; New York) 2004 annual report, followed byPhilips Medical Systems(Andover, Massachusetts) andGE Healthcare(Waukesha, Wisconsin), respectively.

KBC is a strategic marketing firm that is among the leading authorities on the ultrasound market. The KBC 2004 report also ranks Siemens No. 1 in both cardiology and radiology markets for ultrasound units and total revenues including options.

“Even without growth in the U.S. ultrasound market, Siemens Ultrasound was able to increase its cardiology market share in total sales from products and options, taking it to No. 1 in the U.S. cardiology market,” said Harvey Klein, PhD, founder and president of KBC.