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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

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

RSNA 2021: AI, Novel Technologies and a Push for Social Change

Another RSNA Annual meeting is in the books. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) held its 2021 event in Chicago from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. After last year’s virtual program, the world’s largest medical imaging forum returned with a robust, hybrid virtual and in-person meeting experience for attendees eager to... 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

COVID-19 & Diagnostic Imaging Products

We seek to provide healthcare professionals with the tools and services needed for accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. We applaud our nation's healthcare facilities and the courageous efforts by frontline and support staff to contain COVID-19. The following imaging technology—while not specifically designed for... 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

Patients May Benefit as Sonography Becomes a Go-To Procedure

Advances in ultrasound technology, combined with hospitals looking to provide highly accurate yet affordable care to patients, have led to a shift in the way ultrasound is viewed. Exams are now being used to complement or even take the place of the types of diagnostic procedures that previously would have required an MRI,... Read more

Hospital Tech Proposals – 7 Best Practices to Wow Execs

Surgeons love the machine. The clinical data is strong. The finances make sense. Now comes the most important part: convincing your executive team to approve the expenditure, with a hospital tech proposal that’s irresistible to even the most cost-conscious board.  But where do you even begin?  Read more

21st Century Cures Act & Its Impact on How Imaging Products Go to Market

Last Tuesday, in a big ceremony, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This law, which came out of the lame duck legislative session between the presidential election and the installation of a new administration and Congress, takes a number of steps to try to address healthcare issues that may exist... Read more

Freestanding Emergency Departments are Spreading, Expanding Patient Care Options

One of the fastest-growing trends in healthcare is not happening at a university medical center or cancer research facility, but at your neighborhood shopping center, next door to Starbucks. Freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) – EDs not attached to a hospital – are proliferating in highly populated suburbia, thanks... Read more

Celebrating Another Year of Imaging Developments

In reflecting on 2015, the Cassling team has decided that we can sum up our year in one word: grateful. We’re grateful for our customers, colleagues and loved ones, but we’re also grateful for the continued innovations happening in radiology. There is a great sense of pride among us to be part of an industry that uses... Read more