The National Coalition for Quality Diagnostic Imaging Services (NCQDIS) Board of Directors has named board member Robert Baumgartner as chairman of NCQDIS. Cherrill Farnsworth, the nonprofit organization’s president for nine years will step down after working the transition period. Baumgartner is CEO of Center for Diagnostic Imaging, a Minneapolis-based medical imaging company with a network of outpatient centers in eight states. Baumgartner plans to continue the coalition’s mission of educating policy makers and the media about issues affecting imaging. “We have an aggressive agenda for 2007 as we continue to confront critical Congressional and regulatory issues in diagnostic imaging, including the Deficit Reduction Act, that will affect Americans’ ability to access cost-effective, high-quality medical imaging services,” he said.