Cassling Blog

Stay informed with best practices and resources on the issues that matter most in imaging.

Service Excellence Award Goes to 20-Year Cassling Engineer Terry Hingtgen

We live and work in the communities we serve, which makes a profound difference when it comes to the level of service we provide at Cassling. When you know it’s you or a loved one who could be reliant on the lifesaving equipment we work on every day, you’re going to do everything you can to ensure it’s operating at peak... Read more

Thinking Strategically About Sustainability for Healthcare

The US health system is known for being one of the most capable and technologically advanced in the world. Unfortunately, despite our country’s continual drive for medical breakthroughs, there is one part of the healthcare industry that receives too little attention: its environmental toll. Read more

Cybersecurity and Imaging Providers — Safety in a Digital World

Today’s healthcare systems operate in a mostly digital world. Vast, interconnected networks enable the myriad services that make up the healthcare continuum and enable the accurate and efficient delivery of care. This digital connectivity has allowed some amazing technological advances to come to light. Things like... Read more

MAMMO Act Puts Mammography with Tomosynthesis in the Spotlight

Women are currently the fastest-growing population of veterans. In 2018, women made up 9 percent of United States veterans, and by 2040, it's expected that 17 percent of veterans will be women. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, breast cancer rates could actually be higher in the military... Read more

Contrast Media in Diagnostic Imaging

Radiologic technologists perform a variety of imaging exams, many of which require the use of contrast media to better visualize anatomic structures that are not normally evident on a diagnostic medical image. The use of contrast media in diagnostic imaging exams also aids in characterization of pathology. While there is a... Read more

Top 10 Best Practices For Gender-Affirming Care

June is Pride Month, and what better way to celebrate than by ensuring the gender-diverse community feels affirmed in healthcare spaces! A significant number of gender-diverse individuals report having aversive experiences in healthcare settings. These include being provided inappropriate care, receiving unnecessary... Read more

Healthcare Supply Chains and Imaging System Delivery

Until 2021, U.S. healthcare organizations had little trouble acquiring the medical products needed to care for patients. Most were able to operate on a “just-in-time” methodology, placing and procuring needed products and supplies only when they needed them. This allowed organizations to operate using an agile and lean... Read more

Keeping Teams Connected with Your Healthcare Mission

Simply put, your organization’s healthcare mission is a promise. Wrapped up in a simple statement are the core beliefs and guiding principles that create an environment where promises can be kept — not just to the patients you serve, but also to the clinicians and staff who choose to work for your organization. Read more

Dan Boone Celebrates 20 Years With Cassling

When it comes to customer service, one person has been a boon to Cassling’s unmatched experience for more than two decades. Field Service Engineer Dan Boone joined Cassling in 2002 after working with Siemens Healthineers Nuclear Medicine systems for the 15 years prior to that. And in that time, he has developed a... Read more

7 Tips to Boost Marketing for Healthcare Providers

In many areas of the country, patient levels still haven’t reached where they were pre-pandemic. A small but significant portion of your patient base may still be hesitant to enter a healthcare facility for everything from preventive testing to critical imaging exams their physicians have been urging them to get for years.... Read more

What’s New in MRI Technology — 2022 Edition

With so many technological advancements happening across all of healthcare, it’s easy to lose sight of the incredible evolution happening to one of the cornerstones of the hospital imaging experience: MRI. 2022 has seen a number of improvements to the MRI patient experience, the workflows of imaging teams and the systems... Read more

Uniting Your Multi-Site Imaging Processes Following a Merger or Acquisition

The era of healthcare consolidation continues. As noted by the Advisory Board, the Department of Health and Human Services recently came out with a landmark report that found, in a span ranging from 2016 to 2021, a whopping 350 hospitals experienced a change in ownership. These ownership changes were spurred by an... Read more

The State of Rural Healthcare Closures (and 3 Possible Solutions)

According to a new study by the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR), over 40% of rural U.S. hospitals are at risk of closing in the near future. For many small communities, rural hospitals are the lone provider of all healthcare services in their areas. If these hospitals shutter, millions of Americans... Read more

Joel Otto's Career Celebrated as a Standard for World-Class Customer Service

If there’s one thing Joel Otto is known for, it’s the close relationships he creates with his customers. Many Field Service Engineers who had the privilege of knowing Joel over his 20 years at Cassling expressed their admiration of Joel's ability to form strong relationships both with his customers and his colleagues. ... Read more

Cassling Leadership Institute Returns with a Focus on Leadership Fundamentals

Healthcare professionals today face more challenges than at any other time in history. The pandemic was a catalyst for an extraordinary amount of change, on your team, in your hospital, and maybe even in your professional career. You and your staff learned new skills and faced difficulties that would have once seemed... Read more