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Is Radiology soon to becomed too saturated? and if so, what are the consequences?
 

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Lets see:

- imaging utilization is rising
- productivity gains through PACS and teleradiology are finite
- supply of incoming radiologists has yet to reach the level pre 1994
- age distribution of practicing radiologists will lead to a stable level of retirements

The only factor working the other direction:
- increase of self-referred clinician imaging.

I don't see a reason why the market should saturate.

There might be further cuts in imaging reimbursement on the horizon, but for the labor market I am not worried. It won't be as crazy as it was 2-3 years ago, but good jobs will be out there.
 

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f_w said:
Lets see:

- imaging utilization is rising
- productivity gains through PACS and teleradiology are finite
- supply of incoming radiologists has yet to reach the level pre 1994
- age distribution of practicing radiologists will lead to a stable level of retirements

The only factor working the other direction:
- increase of self-referred clinician imaging.

I don't see a reason why the market should saturate.

There might be further cuts in imaging reimbursement on the horizon, but for the labor market I am not worried. It won't be as crazy as it was 2-3 years ago, but good jobs will be out there.
I think that increased imaging utilization is one of the strongest factors, and it still has enormous growth potential. The field is not likely to become saturated soon.
 
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