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In 2004, the specialty of radiology was thriving and blissfully unaware of the decade of austerity ahead. Procedure volumes were on the rise, technology was taking great leaps forward, and medical imaging was the toast of medicine. No fewer than three imaging modalities—MRI, CT, and mammography—had appeared on various millennial lists of the top medical innovations of the 20th century. Life—and practice—were good.

Radiology’s fortunes took a turn on January 1, 2005, when 10 years of reimbursement cuts were initiated by the DRA, setting in motion widespread cost-cutting and productivity-enhancing initiatives (across practice settings) that continue today. Radiology Business Journal interviewed the leaders of three progressive practices in different regions to discover how they...

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