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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

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

Top Articles of 2021 Point to Key Trends of 2022

What a year. Despite the ups and downs of the pandemic, healthcare providers continue to navigate an unprecedented situation with bravery, tenacity and compassion that more than meets the challenge. Is it any wonder then that some of our most popular content of 2021 would be focused on innovation and new frontiers of... Read more

What is Interventional Pulmonology?

Part One in a Two-Part series on Interventional Pulmonology and Diagnostic Imaging The healthcare industry, and medicine, are constantly evolving and innovating. One of the relatively new fields in pulmonology medicine is interventional pulmonology (IP), which utilizes endoscopy and other tools and techniques to diagnose... Read more

AUC Program Takes Effect January 2023: We Answer Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program is now slated to take effect in January 2023. This means time is running out for imaging providers to engage their ordering providers before reimbursement is negatively impacted. A major goal of the AUC is to help providers order the most... Read more

Solutions to Common COVID-Related Imaging Challenges

To say the pandemic altered the imaging landscape would be the understatement of the century. After the initial shock to the collective system, when elective procedures were effectively cancelled and questions about capacity and resource utilization held sway, imaging departments have since adapted to provide outstanding... Read more

Cassling’s Most Popular Content of 2020

The year 2020 is behind us (cue the collective sigh of relief), but even in such trying times, the resilience of healthcare workers around the country has been truly inspiring. Not only were technologists, sonographers, radiologists and all manner of radiology professionals working tirelessly to ensure imaging was... Read more

Innovative Solutions Help Hospitals Combat Dire Staffing Shortages

With the new year upon us, the winter resurgence of COVID-19 has overwhelmed U.S. hospitals and brought a collective staffing strain to a near breaking point. According to HHS data, as of mid-November, nearly a quarter of U.S. facilities were experiencing or anticipating a shortage of medical staff—nurses in particular. At... Read more

Self-Care Tips for Imaging Professionals

All across the country, healthcare experts are stepping up to provide essential care services to those most in need. While many industries have enabled employees to work from home in order to halt the spread of the coronavirus, healthcare workers have no such luxury. If you work in healthcare, you’re no doubt dealing with... Read more

Investing In You 2019 Brings the Radiology Community Together

That’s a wrap on Investing In You 2019! Every year, Cassling brings together radiology professionals for two days of continuing education, hands-on demos of innovative imaging equipment, networking and professional development. Over the coming months, we’ll be posting the audio of all of the educational presentations in... Read more

Cassling Team Members Use Clinical Backgrounds to Serve Customers

No one understands the complexities of diagnostics, patient care and the clinical environment better than those who have been on the frontlines of healthcare. Read more

Clinical Decision Support: What You Need to Know Before 2020

Earlier this month, CMS released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for calendar year 2019. For imaging, many of the biggest updates concern the imaging clinical decision support (CDS) mandate, also known as the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program. Read more