GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a division of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), announced today that Teleradiology and Second Opinion firm Metis|MD of Chicago, IL, has installed eRAD's uniRAD solution to achieve a consolidated, cloud-based imaging workflow of several sites for which it provides professional radiology reading and interpretation services.
Greg Goldstein, M.D., founder and CEO of Metis|MD, commented, "Second opinions in medicine are of critical importance – and especially in radiology. Metis|MD offers direct access to leading, U.S.-based radiologists to help patients take control of their health. We empower patients by providing online second opinions and live review and by consultating on imaging studies directly with the patient." In addition to offering direct-to-the-patient second opinion services, Metis|MD offers sub-specialty professional interpretation services to a number of imaging centers and medical groups across the country. "We have compiled a staff of highly trained radiologists to provide these important services to customers who otherwise may not be able to gain access to sub-specialty radiologists," said Dr. Goldstein.
"Until contracting with eRAD, we were operating our business on a solution developed internally. As the number of both patients and customer sites has grown, it became clear we needed a commercially supported system that could meet the ever increasing demands of our business. When connecting multiple sites into one global, cloud-based worklist for centralized reading and reporting, there are a number of nuances and intricacies which need to be taken into consideration. Having gone through a steep learning curve developing our own system, we knew what we were looking for and found it in eRAD," commented Dr. Goldstein.
"Our cloud solution allowed Metis|MD to leverage their existing infrastructure, so they gain consistency and efficiency, even as inputs increase from all over the world," added Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales at eRAD. "With the reduced IT complexity, they can focus on growing their global customer base."
MetisMD is a global leader in providing online medical second opinions in the field of Radiology. Its U.S. based physicians can interpret the full range of radiology procedures including MRI, CT (cat scans), X-ray, ultrasound, mammograms, PET and Nuclear Medicine studies—from any source in the world. MetisMD understands that decisive, reliable, and detailed radiology interpretations are critical to accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. MetisMD has a track record of providing expert second opinions that empower patients to regain control of their own health care.
For more information, visit http://www.metismd.com/
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 260 customers in the US and several other countries, eRAD's solutions are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions.
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About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 237 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technologists, RadNet has over 6,300 employees.
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