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RADIOLOGY 100 | The Nation’s Private Radiology Practices Grow Up < 35 FTE Radiologists 35 to 49 FTE Radiologists 50 to 65 FTE Radiologists > 65 FTE Radiologists 20 150,000 18 1,385,000 1,099,142 1,177,500 1,007,731 859,349 932,500 873,500 887,500 837,500 10 7 Having the ability to see priors across multiple facilities is game changing. By allowing radiologists to discover studies they would normally not know about, it allows healthcare providers to remove duplicate imaging and provide higher levels of patient care. Read more at intelerad.com/rbj10 22 Radiology Business Journal | October/November 2015 | RadiologyBusiness.com 2015 2014 2013 2012 2015 2014 2013 2012 2015 5 2014 2013 2012 2015 5 6 6 Figure 6. Median hospital contracts 2012–2015. practices of less than 35 FTE radiolo- gists reported owning imaging centers, but they each owned three or four. While it appears that many prac- tices have exited the imaging center business, another data point we track suggests the possibility that prac- tices may continue to have a hand in the sector. A majority of practices Elevating Healthcare 6 2014 2013 0 5 5 2012 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2014 2009 2013 2012 2011 2010 0 Figure 5. Median procedures performed 2009–2014. cohort in 2015, where the median number of centers owned declined from 15 in 2014 to 8 in 2015—nearly a 50% reduction. The median number of imaging centers owned dropped from seven to six in the 50 to 65 FTE size-co- hort; from three to two in the 35 to 49 FTE size-cohort; and from four to zero in groups of less than 35. Just three 11 9 9 680,611 2014 2009 2013 2012 2011 14 11 5 2010 15 15 567,765 665,000 733,329 490,000 2014 2009 500,000 445,797 2013 481,947 2012 500,000 2011 2010 2009 300,000 445,797 600,000 646,306 707,500 860,000 900,000 1,135,475 1,370,306 120,000 17 reported having a managed services organization (MSO), 58.8% versus 41.2% (Figure 3, page 21), although when viewed by practice cohort, the majority of reporting practices in the two smallest cohorts did not operate an MSO. One of the services these practices may be providing is imag- ing-center management for the buy-