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October/November 2016

It was grow or forfeit ground, when it came to retaining rank on the list of the nation’s largest radiology practices this year. To judge from the change—or more precisely decline from 47 to 43—in the median practice size of the country’s largest 100 radiology practices, one might be tempted to assume that radiology put practice-size growth on hold in 2015.

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Scratch the surface, however, and it is clear that radiology practices have continued to grow, particularly at the top of the ranking. For instance, the average size grew from 52 in 2015 to 53.5 in 2016. More tellingly, we ranked 26 practices with more than 65 radiologists compared to 20 in 2015. In 2009, when we began ranking the 50 largest private radiology practices, there were...

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