Cassling Blog

Stay informed with best practices and resources on the issues that matter most in imaging.

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

MAMMO Act Puts Mammography with Tomosynthesis in the Spotlight

Women are currently the fastest-growing population of veterans. In 2018, women made up 9 percent of United States veterans, and by 2040, it's expected that 17 percent of veterans will be women. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, breast cancer rates could actually be higher in the military... Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021: A Call to Action

Every October, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just two years ago, right now, you were probably rolling out your women’s health wellness fairs and promoting your mammography services online and in local papers and magazines. So much has changed since then. While we were once gaining great strides in our breast... Read more

Resuming Breast Imaging in the Aftermath of COVID-19

The following has been reposted with permission from DocPanel. It is estimated that as of June, 10 million mammograms have been deferred due to COVID-19 related restrictions. With a slow lift of lockdowns, this number is expected to grow even higher. As the shift to normalcy begins, practices that offer mammography are... Read more

Increase Mammogram Volume with These 6 Steps

You know breast cancer screenings are important. The general public knows breast cancer screenings are important. Your own patients know breast cancer screenings are important. So why don’t you have more patients coming in for their regularly scheduled preventive mammograms? Read more

Modern Mammo: What’s New, Old and Saving Lives in 2020

Clinical solutions for women’s health are more varied than they’ve ever been. Recommendations for breast screenings still emphasize the importance of an annual or a biannual mammogram, yet patients who put off the procedure or only come in for regular screenings probably don’t realize the wide array of technologies and... Read more

3D Breast Ultrasound

3D Total Breast Ultrasound combines the power of 2D/3D ultrasound and advanced technologies with automated acquisition and intelligent workflow solutions to create one comprehensive package for ultrasound breast care. Read more

FDA’s New Breast Density Law Impacts Providers Nationwide

As a woman working in the imaging field, I was thrilled when the Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules related to how patients are notified of their breast density. I’ve seen firsthand the benefits of breast density testing and its impact on long-term patient wellbeing. Read more

Are Your Breast Imaging Codes Up to Date for 2019?

It’s 2019, and that means providers across the country are officially coping with the ramifications of the changes made to breast imaging reimbursement codes. Has your facility updated its billing procedures and internal systems? If not, it’s important to do so as soon as possible so you can avoid submission delays and... Read more

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Breast Imaging

Wikipedia defines Artificial Intelligence (AI) as “intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.” Although AI already has a limited presence in medical imaging systems, the development of self-learning computer programs has created excitement and... Read more

As You Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness, Take Time to Care for Your Techs

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means many of you are hosting women’s health wellness fairs and advertising your mammography services in local papers and magazines. One thing I hope you are also doing is setting aside some time to celebrate and take care of your mammographers. As front-line healthcare... Read more

Maintaining Mammography Volume – Part Two: Advocacy & Personalized Care

In part one of his blog, Gerald Kolb laid out the history of the USPSTF guidelines for mammography and shared referral patterns from recent studies of the guidelines. In this second and final part, he makes the case for advocacy and personalized care in order to maintain mammography volume and department revenue. Here’s a... Read more

Maintaining Mammography Volume – Part One: Understanding the Guidelines & Referral Patterns

For more than 20 years, breast imaging providers have worked to familiarize women with the concept of annual mammography screenings starting at age 40. Many of you will remember the “hiccup” in 2009 when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendations left the decision for women age 40-49 up to the patient and... Read more

3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and when it comes to finding cancer—the sooner the better. There has been some debate in the women’s health community about what the right age is for women to start undergoing breast cancer screenings. Many recommend that women of higher risk (which includes... Read more

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines May Create Patient Uncertainty

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated their 2009 breast cancer screening guidelines from recommending women of average risk aged 40 or older undergo screening every one to two years, to now recommending women of average risk aged 50 to 74 undergo screening every other year. Average risk... Read more