In the first healthcare market update of 2022, we begin with news of the continuing toll of the Covid-19 pandemic. As of January 8, nearly a quarter of all US hospitals reported critical staffing shortages in the wake of the Omicron variant. As a result, many providers face difficult choices regarding which patients and conditions to treat while others struggle to simply keep their doors open. While the pandemic looms, however, the imaging world forges ahead with new research, unique applications, and creative thinking. Our remaining newsletter stories include imaging industry praise for Varian and parent company Siemens Healthineers, doctors outfitting a new mobile stroke unit with a portable MRI, research examining the shockingly high cost of patient movement during MR scans, and the remarkably low incidence of radiology departments offering AI-related education. To learn more, please visit the links below for the original content.