Technology key as radiology practice positions for the future
Greenville, S.C., October 22nd, 2018 – “I highly recommend eRAD RIS and PACS as the thinking person’s tools for success in the diagnostic imaging industry.”
So declared Bob Gunter, Chief Executive Officer of Premier Diagnostic Imaging, a multi-modality center serving patients in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Premier Diagnostic Imaging (PDI) has successfully deployed eRAD PACS and upgraded its existing eRAD RIS, eRAD announced today.
eRAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. and a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions.
Gunter committed to an ambitious update of PDI technology—replacing the previous PACS, upgrading the RIS, and moving the entire platform from an on-site server room into a private cloud network.
eRAD’s implementation team made it happen. “Our outpatient imaging center is humming like well-oiled, precise machinery,” Gunter said. “Most impressive is that patient care was not hindered one time during the implementation. From the patients’ perspective, it was business as usual while all this change was going on in the background. We threw the eRAD team so many curves and puzzles, and they had the answer to every one.”
eRAD PACS, especially integrated with eRAD RIS, delivers greater productivity for this busy center. “Our lead radiologist is lightning fast at acquiring images from the modality workstations,” said Gunter, “and he is impressed with the RIS-driven workflow and the richness of the feature set in eRAD PACS.”
A complete, ground-up rebuild—PACS Evolution, eRAD’s next-generation solution, is what made the difference for PDI. The latest version gives users advanced visualization tools—like 3D Volume Rendering, image fusion for PET/CT, and storing and advanced viewing of breast tomosynthesis—all at significantly faster performance. Evolution also delivers a more streamlined workflow, with features such as user-to-user messaging, system stats, and report summaries.
“We feel secure in knowing that we’re now on an IT platform that will position our business for the future,” Gunter said.
“We’ve had a solid, successful relationship with PDI since they switched to eRAD RIS from their previous vendor three years ago,” said Seth Koeppel, Senior VP of Sales at eRAD. “So our product management and development teams were especially excited to see eRAD PACS Evolution deployed on-site. Both the RIS and the PACS teams have worked hard to optimize the synchronization of the RIS application and the PACS Evolution viewer. These ‘tango’ improvements, along with speed improvements on the server backend, give the radiologist an extremely efficient reading experience. PDI is a great success story, and we’ll be right with them as that success grows exponentially.”
About Premier Diagnostic Imaging
Founded in 1999, Premier Diagnostic Imaging now serves a 17-county area with a range of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services. Screening exams, such as digital mammography, bone density, and cardiac CT, are provided, as well as advanced imaging such as Nuclear Medicine, MRI, and CT. PDI radiologists are board-certified, and the emphasis is on a comfortable, high-quality experience for patients. For more information, visit www.premierdiagnostic.com
Chief Executive Officer
About eRAD, Inc.
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its EHR-Certified RIS, web-based PACS, and multi-site workflow solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals, and outpatient imaging centers. With over 500 installations in the U.S. and abroad, eRAD’s products are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions. For more information, visit www.erad.com.
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
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RadNet is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of 304 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Florida. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, teleradiology professional services and other related products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has approximately 7,300 employees. For more information, visit www.radnet.com.