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Jay Tolsma Sets the Bar for 20 Years

From Field Service Engineer (FSE) to Account Executive (AE), Jay Tolsma’s role has evolved over his 20-year career with Cassling, but what hasn’t changed is Jay’s dedication to the job and his colleagues. His success has been anything but static, as pointed out by Cassling leaders and his peers: Read more

How Much Does an MRI Scanner Cost?

Purchasing a new MRI scanner can be a lengthy, daunting process. Making the right decision means considering multiple options, features, and capabilities, then choosing the one system that is just right for your needs. You’ll likely consider a number of MRI vendors, each of whom claim to have the best technology, service... Read more

MAMMOMAT B.brilliant Mammography System Cleared by FDA

First completely redesigned mammography platform in over a decade New features reduce patient discomfort and improve user ergonomics Premarket approval application filed for PlatinumTomo 3D portion with new technology Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of the MAMMOMAT... Read more

How a ND Clinic Boosted X-ray Volume and Patient Experience with SHARP FM X-ray

Essentia Health’s main campus in Fargo, North Dakota, is centrally located among a series of small towns whose local care options typically include acute care and emergency departments. Casselton is one such town, located about 20 miles away. The Essentia Health-Casselton Clinic prides itself on its small town roots, with... Read more

How Much Does a CT Scanner Cost?

Your healthcare facility has decided to invest in a new computed tomography (CT) scanner; now you’re in the process of evaluating your options. While considering variables like imaging capabilities, workflow efficiency, and patient experience, you’re also crunching numbers tied to cost. If you’re asking the question ‘how... Read more

Is Your Equipment Helping or Hurting Patient Communication?

With existing scheduling backlogs, radiology technologists are feeling the pressure to move fast. While patient volumes have swelled, staffing challenges have left a less-than-optimal workforce with a bigger workload. A critical element of care can suffer on account of this pressure: patient communication. Effective... Read more

Long-time Field Service Engineer Duane Losh Receives Service Excellence Award

Last August, Field Service Engineer Duane Losh celebrated 35 years of dedicated service. As one of Cassling’s longest-tenured employees, Duane is a true pioneer of “The Cassling Way” and an embodiment of the organization’s culture. These qualities made Duane an ideal recipient of the 2024 Bob Cassling Service Excellence... Read more

How Much Do Cancelled Appointments Actually Cost Radiology?

Cancelled appointments are an inevitable part of a radiology department's — and a hospital's — operations, as shown in an MGMA Stat poll. Looking at this through the lens of financial health, this increase in no-shows translates into a big profit hit for radiology. It's more than the loss of revenue from delivered services... Read more

Predictions and Hopes for Healthcare in 2024

As we head into the New Year, we’re starting to see some very positive trends in healthcare. Staffing within the healthcare space has roared back, outpacing basically every other industry. Drug prices continue to weigh on the average consumer, but new rules and negotiation policy have sought to bring some of those down.... Read more

Toby Vincent Reaches 20 Years of Service Excellence

As Director of Project Management at Cassling, Toby Vincent has seen more projects through to completion than maybe anyone. And it’s his perseverance and willingness to get every detail ironed out early on that has enabled him to achieve remarkable growth with Cassling over the past two decades. As Toby celebrates 20 years... Read more

AUC Program Penalty Phase Suspended Indefinitely: We Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE: As of Jan. 1, 2024, the Appropriate Use Criteria program will not be implemented in any capacity. A notice on the CMS website currently (1/4/24) reads: "As announced in the CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule, effective January 1, 2024, CMS has paused efforts to implement the AUC program for... Read more

Innovative Imaging Technology Leads Top Trends of 2023

What a year it’s been! We continue to be amazed by the imaging teams around the country who commit so much of themselves to improving patient outcomes. It’s why we remain honored to help you celebrate your teams with free resources for National Rad Tech Week and Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month, and it’s why we strive... Read more

Applications Being Accepted for 2024-25 Bob Cassling Memorial Scholarships

The window for the 2024-2025 Bob Cassling Memorial Scholarship is now open and will be accepting submissions through January 14, 2024. The scholarship, which honors the late founder of Cassling, provides financial support to rural healthcare professionals seeking a degree or certification in the imaging or radiation... Read more

A Man of Many Modalities: Jeremy Long Celebrates 20 Years of Dedicated Service

As Cassling continues to grow, we’re always evolving to better serve our customers. One way we’re doing this is by expanding our equipment service offerings. Expanded service is an ask that came from our customers, and it is a direct result of the trust and confidence they have in dedicated field service engineers like... Read more

What’s New in MRI Technology — 2024 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. 2024 will continue to see a number of improvements to the MRI patient experience, the workflows of imaging teams and... Read more