Reno Diagnostic Centers Implement eRAD's Cloud-Based Teleradiology Solution

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BALTIMORE, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, announced today that Reno Diagnostic Centers (RDC) has implemented eRAD's teleradiology platform as part of its growth strategy.

In addition to its two locations in Reno, Nev., RDC provides radiology services to multiple healthcare operations in northern Nevada. After initial implementation of eRAD technology in March of 2013, RDC has been able to integrate successfully with its customers' EMR and PACS systems so that medical reports are delivered quickly and accurately.

Ron Milbank, Chief Operating Officer of RDC, said, "We wanted to be able to walk into a hospital and say, 'We can provide your radiology services and be up and running in seven days.' No else can do that. We liked eRAD because the installation was seamless, and because speech recognition is integrated directly into the PACS ."

Radiologists can dictate directly into eRAD, which then auto-forwards the final report to an RDC server in a format that is easily translated to suit its final destination—whether it is a hospital PACS or an imaging center EMR. "Statistical data now shows that every time you change a radiologist's workflow, their accuracy goes down," Milbank said. "We didn't want to have to worry about disparate systems—'today you're working on this system, tomorrow you're working on that system, or the report format looks this way in one location, and that way in another location.' The radiologists work efficiently; they don't have to log in to a separate speech/dictation client and other systems. The biggest factor in choosing eRAD was worklist flexibility, with single login and single password."

"A key to our success was the ability to quickly bring RDC, and in turn their customers, live on the complete solution leveraging the eRAD Cloud," said Seth Koeppel, SVP of Sales for eRAD. "In addition, the DICOM tag morphing capabilities of our solution ensured proper report formatting and data management."

"We have 12 different workstations across northern Nevada, and we read from all locations," Milbank said. "What's great about eRAD is that we have one worklist, and we don't need to worry about which facility we're reading for. We can read consistently and eRAD keeps track of what facility the study came from and what the rules are."

RDC has developed a reputation for technical innovation, and eRAD helps RDC deliver on its commitment to its customers—accurate reports with quick turnaround times.

About Reno Diagnostic Centers

Reno Diagnostic Centers has provided patients and referring physicians with accurate, efficient and quality healthcare for the past 26 years. RDC offers residents of northern Nevada a wide array of medical diagnostic imaging services such as MRI, CT, Digital Mammography with Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD), PET Scans and X-Ray and Digital Fluoroscopy. RDC prides itself on being the first to offer numerous medical imaging services to patients in northern Nevada, including the first high-field MRI Scanner in the state of Nevada, the first open MRI Scanner, the first dedicated PET Imaging System, the first Digital Mammography System with CAD and Northern Nevada's first and only 3T MRI Scanner.

For more information, visit www.renodiagnosticcenters.com

Contact:
Megan Kaplan | 775-323-5083

About eRAD, Inc.

eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its Meaningful Use-ready 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 300 customers in the US and several other countries, eRAD's solutions are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions.

For more information, visit erad.com

Contact:
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
Cell: 617-821-4175 | skoeppel@erad.com

About RadNet, Inc.

RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 248 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately 6,300 employees. For more information, visit http://www.radnet.com.

Source: eRAD, Inc.