A Quick Look Back at 2019

by Tana Phelps on Jan 23, 2020


Ultrasound technology. Healthcare podcasts. Leadership education and rad tech scholarships. Another trip to RSNA. And we can't forget our 35th anniversary.

A lot has happened over the last year within the imaging field and even here for us at Cassling. Here's a review of our most-read blogs that made 2019 a year to remember.

1. What’s New in Ultrasound Tech – 2019 Edition


A lot has happened in the field of ultrasound the past couple of months. New technologies, new workflows, new best practices. If it’s been awhile since you updated your ultrasound fleet, there’s never been a better time to start looking into what’s available. 

Ultrasound is going places, and it’s time to hitch a ride! ... Keep reading.


2. Bob Cassling Memorial Scholarship Supports Rad Tech Education


The scholarship, which honors the late founder of Cassling, a Midwest medical imaging equipment sales and service organization, will provide financial support to rural healthcare professionals seeking a degree or certification in the imaging or radiation therapy fields... Keep reading.

3. The Three Must-Haves of Any Office-Based Lab

Setting up an OBL or replacing equipment requires forethought and insight into the process on behalf of your vendor. The equipment you purchase will be your first consideration. Ideally, you want to be able to make the purchase and then remove the worry from your thinking for the foreseeable future. 

Whether you're getting ready purchase equipment for the first time in 2020 or maybe down the road, be sure to keep these three tips in mind.... Keep reading.

4. Flat Panel Detector Vs. Image Intensifier: What to Consider in a C-arm


Flat panel detectors and image intensifiers each have their strengths. It’s up to you to determine what your needs are and which system has the right qualifications for your facility.

If you’re in the market for a mobile surgical C-arm, take a look at these tips that will help inform your research and your purchase decision as you look to expand the size or scope of your practice.…. Keep reading.

5. Rad Tech Education Deep Dive on the Podcast

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? Check out one of most popular episodes featuring Kate Rollins, MHA, R.T. (R)(M), Program Director of the Radiologic Technology and Imaging SciencesProgram at Nebraska Methodist College.

Cassling-Academy-Podcast-Logo-1During their in-depth conversation, Kate shares the current state of radiography and imaging education, explains what’s changed in education and the radiology field over the years, and gives a preview of what aspiring rad tech students can expect in the future in both their clinical education and their careers as a whole…. Keep reading.

6. Increase Mammogram Volume with These 6 Steps

Most places understand intuitively that they have the patient population necessary to support a steady stream of mammograms. But translating that patient population into volume can sometimes be more difficult than it would initially seem.

Take a look at these six steps you can follow to encourage higher mammogram traffic at your organization…. Keep reading.

7. RSNA 2019 Showcases the Future of Imaging

RSNA. The biggest gathering of imaging professionals in the country, if not the world, took place in November, where some Cassling team members and colleagues at Siemens Healthineers went to learn about the technologies revolutionizing imaging and the ongoing needs of healthcare organizations.

Here are a few takeaways from this exciting event…. Keep reading.



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Meet the Author

Tana Phelps is the Vice President of Marketing for CQuence Health Group and its partner company, Cassling, a customer-centric imaging and therapeutic technology, services and solutions company. Tana is responsible for managing the strategy, planning, growth and development of marketing for all CQuence partner companies and business units. Tana brought her passion for healthcare to CQuence in 2011. Her marketing experience includes work in diagnostic imaging, healthcare IT, concierge medicine, telehealth, cardiology and more. She has executed customized marketing campaigns on behalf of hundreds of hospitals and clinics throughout the country, gaining great insights into consumer and physician audience behavior. Under Tana’s leadership, CQuence and Cassling launched a 2030 plan to impact more than 1 billion patient lives. In 2021, she was honored with the Bob Cassling Service Excellence Award for exemplifying the company’s cultural beliefs and commitment to customer service. Prior to joining CQuence, Tana was communications manager at NRC Health, a national patient satisfaction survey vendor and research organization. Tana is a published blogger and author—with features in Midwest Medical Edition magazine. She studied journalism, marketing and advertising at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and earned a Certificate of Excellence in Business through the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three kids, running and volunteering.

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