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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

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

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

SOMATOM X.Cite + myNeedle Companion - Simplifying CT-Guided Intervention

Dr. David Lacey, Interventional Radiologist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, a Cassling customer, details how myNeedle Companion on the SOMATOM X.cite helps simplify CT-guided interventions from start to finish. Dedicated in-room control options offer the flexibility to work as you prefer – with or without an assistant.... Read more

Cassling's New Website Empowers Imaging Providers

Our new website is officially live! The Cassling website has been rebuilt from the ground up to improve your experience. When we launched our new vision for strengthening community healthcare earlier this year, it quickly became clear that we had work to do to convey the full scope of how we can help healthcare providers.... Read more

What’s New in CT Systems and Scanner Technology: 2023 Edition

If it’s been a few years since your team has opted for a new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, you might be surprised by the progress the technology has made. New best practices that seek to enhance the patient experience like never before are being deployed regularly not just in large health systems, but even in smaller... Read more

10% Computed Radiography Reimbursement Cut in Effect: Get the Facts

At the beginning of this year, a reimbursement cut came into effect that went largely under the radar, despite many providers still utilizing the system in question. For the past few years, providers of outpatient Medicare-eligible X-rays conducted on a computed radiography system experienced a payment reduction of 7% on... Read more

Cardiac Imaging Systems Review: What's In, What's Out, and MRI's Big Moment

Interventional cardiologists have unique needs. The highly specialized nature of cardiology is such that you need special equipment and software to do your best work and improve clinical workflows, staff experience and, ultimately, patient outcomes. A new era of interventional cardiology is here, and with it comes new... Read more

Uterine Fibroid Embolization: Everything You Need to Know

For many women, undergoing any procedure can leave fear and uncertainty. Especially when it comes to a procedure that your patients may not know much about it. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) certainly fits the bill. UFE is a minimally invasive surgery that targets fibroids in the uterus, but it still has relatively low... 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

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