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August/September 2015

Four-and-a-half years ago, Greensboro Radiology (Winston Salem, N.C.) sought to expand its roster of IT consulting, PACS, voice recognition, workflow integration and other solutions. Instead of following a conventional route, it officially spun off Canopy Partners, a management-services organization (MSO) that today serves 12 hospitals, five imaging centers, and several dozen physician practices—and is still in expansion mode.

At the same time, Minneapolis Radiology Associates (Plymouth, Minn.) has in recent years, rolled out new service lines that do not fall into the category of radiology subspecialties. It also is involved in at least one unique joint venture agreement.

Welcome to the new era of diversification—one in which radiology practices are not stopping at the...

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Special Section
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