Radiology 100, 2015

The nation’s 100 largest private radiology practices bulk up, adding radiologists but shedding employees and imaging center assets as they grow

The nation’s largest radiology practices sought strength in numbers, sending the median practice size of the 100 largest private radiology practices soaring, from 41.7 in 2014 to 47 in 2015. Much of that growth occurred at the lofty heights of the Radiology 100 list, in practices of 65 or more full-time equivalent radiologists.

Signs of a maturing radiology marketplace can be seen in the consolidation of radiology providers, the growth in hospital contracts among the largest practices and the loss of hospital contracts among the smallest practices. The bloom appears to be off imaging center asset ownership, as all practice size cohorts shed imaging centers.

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