Blog Posts


Essential Radiology’s Guide to RSNA 2023

As the world of radiology continues to evolve, RSNA 2023, stands as a beacon of innovation and collaboration. Essential Radiology is excited to participate in this pivotal event, where the brightest minds in radiology converge. This year’s conference promises to be a melting pot of ideas, fostering progress and excellence in our field.

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Essential Values: Clarity Amidst Chaos

In the intricate landscape of healthcare, where disorder, inefficiencies, and complexity often reign, Essential Radiology stands as a beacon of clarity and organization. We are not just innovators; we are problem solvers, cutting through the noise to bring a clear, unified vision to a space previously caught in chaos.

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Celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week 2023: Where Passion Meets Patient Safety

“Patients Are Our Passion. Safety Is Our Priority.” This encapsulates the ethos of National Radiologic Technology Week 2023—and is the very essence of what we stand for at Essential Radiology. From November 5-11, we acknowledge the exceptional work within the radiology community, honoring the innovative spirit of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen and the dedication of today’s radiographers who greatly contribute to our field.

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Essential Values: Nurturing Authentic Connections

In an era where algorithms seem to understand us better than we understand ourselves, it’s easy to underestimate the power of genuine human connection. But even as we advance into an increasingly digital age, it’s the authentic bonds between us that provide real, lasting value. At Essential Radiology, it’s not just about the platform or the technology. It’s about the people we engage and interact with. That’s why one of our core values is “Nurturing Authentic Connections.”

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Congress Introduces Bill That Includes Contentious Imaging Services Price Transparency Act

Earlier this week, the U.S. House introduced The “Lower Costs, More Transparency Act”, which encompasses the contentious Imaging Services Price Transparency Act. The act aims to enhance transparency in imaging exam costs. However, many in the radiology community, including the American College of Radiology (ACR), have raised concerns about its emphasis on pricing, potentially overlooking the crucial elements of quality and expertise. To delve deeper into this topic, we sought insights from Shannon Wilson, an expert in the field and a Past President of the Radiology Business Management Association.

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Bridging the Gap: The Role of Locum Tenens in Radiology

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the radiology field is experiencing shifts and challenges, from capacity conundrums to inefficiencies in management. These complexities have triggered a notable trend: an increased reliance on locum tenens in radiology to fill critical services gaps. 

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46 Years of MRI: The Power of Invention in Medical Imaging

Just as the advent of MRI technology marked a pivotal moment in medical history, Essential Radiology is striving to make its own mark in the radiology landscape. We are revolutionizing teleradiology services to ensure quicker, more accurate diagnoses, and ultimately, better patient outcomes.

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Essential Values: Focusing on Outcomes

“Crossing the bridge when you come to it.” Sounds familiar, right? It’s a philosophy many of us use when tackling personal and professional hurdles. But in the field of radiology, an industry where the health and wellbeing of individuals hang in the balance, the focus needs to be not just on navigating current issues, but also on anticipating and shaping the future. This is precisely why at Essential Radiology, keeping our collective eye fixed on outcomes is one of our most important priorities.

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FredTalk With Dr. Jody Barber

For our latest FredTalk, we’re privileged to present an insightful conversation with one of Essential’s teleradiologists, Dr. Jody Barber, whose vital contributions are helping redefine traditional approaches to patient care and collaborative medical practice. Her unique perspective and passion for the field have been instrumental in furthering our mission of transforming the landscape of teleradiology. Dive into the thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Barber below: 

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Essential Values: Mission Driven

“Steering the ship without a compass.” That’s exactly what it feels like when an organization ventures into a business landscape without a defined mission. It’s a challenge that becomes even larger in an industry like radiology, where trust and dedication are key to success. For the delivery of quality radiology services, a deep-rooted, authentic mission isn’t just an option — it’s a prerequisite. It’s the  beacon that fosters internal cohesion and also strengthens bonds with stakeholders, customers, and most importantly, patients. This is precisely why Essential Radiology embraces being mission-driven as a fundamental value. 

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...the telerad market was estimated at $11.8 billion in 2018; when factoring in a CAGR of 23.8%, the market will grow beyond $65 billion by 2026.

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