Thinking Strategically About Imaging Capacity and Capital

Griffin, David and Dubiel, Paul. Radiology Management, Jan./Feb. 2006, p15.

Executive Summary

  • Diagnostic imaging continues to place high demands on hospital
    and health system capital budgets due to the high cost of most
    equipment and the rate of technological change.
  • Diagnostic imaging also can be a significant service in competitive
    positioning, both alone and in conjunction with other programs and
  • The purpose of this article is to provide a framework for linking
    diagnostic imaging to key hospital programs, and for forecasting
    future demands and capital requirements. The model has been
    developed over time in a number of settings in the United States
    and Canada. The specific examples are mostly f rom the Seton
    Healthcare Network in Austin, TX.

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