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Lung Cancer CT Screening Update: What Providers Need to Know

Lung cancer is a pervasive public health issue in the United States. To date, it remains the leading cause of cancer death among Americans — more than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates 2023 will bring: About 238,340 new cases of lung cancer (117,550 in men and 120,790... 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

Does Your Radiology Recruitment Strategy Account for Technology?

With the need to fill radiology roles with top talent — and to do so fast — hospitals are in a position where they need to step up their recruitment efforts and take action. A report from KaufmanHall found that 98% of hospital and health system leaders raised starting salaries and minimum wage while 84% introduced signing... Read more

Advanced Imaging Shows Promise for Addressing Radiology Staff Shortages

Hospital staffing shortages are a real problem. In fact, last March the American Hospital Association submitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee that deemed them a "national emergency." The impact of these shortages has affected the gamut of healthcare worker roles -- from... 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

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

3 Considerations from Imaging Departments When Selecting a Service Provider

There are certain things that just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Roentgen and the X-ray. Rad techs and “Your X-ray is a skelfie” jokes. Excellent customer service from a service provider... these, too, should go together, but unfortunately that is not always the case. When talking with a new radiology manager at a... Read more

Imaging System Virtual Demos Provide Flexibility, Safety in Trying Times

Imagine a scenario where your department’s decade-old MRI scanner is on its last legs. But your team is busier than ever, and the goal of keeping you and your team safe prevents travel to an in-person demo. You need a new scanner, but you also need to ensure its clinical capabilities and operational fit, plus you need to... Read more

Putting Together the Imaging Modality Puzzle

The following guest blog comes courtesy of Cheryl S. Turner, EdD., R.T., (R)(T), Director of Global Education and Training; Legion Healthcare Partners. Dr. Turner will be hosting an Investing In You webinar on Thursday, July 9 entitled, "All the Puzzle Pieces: How Imaging and Treatment Modalities Work Together." We are all... Read more

Imaging Equipment Service During an Elective Procedure Ramp-Up

As the pandemic continues, healthcare systems across the country find themselves confronting a wide range of scenarios. Some states have been able to ramp elective procedures back up while others are confronting a surge of COVID cases that make it exceedingly difficult to couple standard care with coronavirus-related care.... Read more

Imaging System Infection Control in the Age of COVID-19

Imaging is playing a critical role in the fight against COVID-19 as healthcare teams attempt to assess what’s going on inside each patient. With this comes an increased need to ensure adequate infection control procedures. If a patient has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or is even suspected to have it, it’s absolutely... Read more

RSNA 2018: The Good, The Rad and the Cutting Edge

Another RSNA is in the books! Cassling President Kyle Salem, PhD (left) & CEO Mike Cassling (right) pause for a picture at RSNA 2018. I attend the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting every year, and I never cease to be amazed by the innovations that the world’s leading imaging technology developers give... Read more