updated 11/16/2010 6:16:44 AM ET 2010-11-16T11:16:44

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a division of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), an industry leader in workflow solutions through its native Web-based RIS/PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Information management Systems, announced today that Palo Verde Hospital, Blythe, California is now operational with eRAD's integrated RIS/PACS sold and installed by eRAD's authorized reseller, Merry X-Ray Corporation of Phoenix, Arizona.   

Palo Verde Hospital, a hospital providing acute and comprehensive care and high-quality diagnostic imaging services to the desert community of Blythe, California, has completed a conversion and the migration of existing DICOM studies from an outdated system to web-based eRAD RIS/PACS. Patient images and diagnostic reports are accessed and diagnosed by radiologists situated at the hospital and from remote locations in and around the community.  

"Palo Verde Hospital's selection criteria placed remote, web-access as one of the highest priorities. eRAD RIS / PACS meets the hospital's need to provide fast-and-easy access to diagnostic reports and images to referring physicians without an additional burden of investment or training on the part of the hospital," said Stephen Friedman, Executive Vice-president of eRAD. "The ease-of-use and deployment was everything that hospital management and clinical staff demanded.   Referring physicians are accessing reports and image studies easily. They are very pleased."   

Randy Moore, Branch Manager of Merry X-Ray commented, "With Palo Verde Hospital's remote desert location, service and reliability are of paramount concern. Installation, deployment and training have been extremely smooth. Moore continued, "The switch to the new RIS and PACS has been easier than the hospital staff expected. Remote support is easy as eRAD RIS/PACS provides full access to the system via the web." 

About Palo Verde Health Care District

Palo Verde Hospital provides acute care and diagnostic imaging services in the desert to the population of the remote regions of Southeast California and Southwest Arizona in and around Blythe, CA, offering wellness and education programs to the diverse community it serves.    www.paloverdehospital.org

About Merry X-Ray/SourceOne

Merry X-Ray/SourceOne is the Nation's Largest Independent Distributor of DR, CR, PACS, RIS and Radiographic Equipment. MXR/S1 is also the Nation's Largest Independent Distributor of various Imaging Contrast Media, Imaging Pharmaceuticals and X-Ray Supplies/ Accessories.  MXR/S1 is a Full Service Company with a fully trained Service Staff and Service DR, CR and Radiographic Equipment in every segment of the Imaging Market. MXR/S1 Services what it sells and also Services Equipment for many of the major OEM's.  MXR/S1 has teamed up with the highest quality manufacturers such as eRAD to supply quality equipment and PACS/RIS Software Solutions to its customer base.  For more information, visit www.merryxray.com

About eRAD, Inc. ~ A division of RadNet, Inc.

eRAD was founded in 1999 and offers a standards-based, web-centric image management solutions using leading-edge technology. eRAD PACS web-accessible archive, and workflow solutions are installed in over two-hundred sixty customer sites throughout the USA. eRAD's PACS, RIS/PACS and Teleradiology solutions integrate full-featured RIS/PACS and image management with workflow tools for hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and physician practices. In October of 2010, eRAD was acquired by RadNet, Inc. For more information, visit www.erad.com .

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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 192 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, 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 4,300 employees. For more information, visit www.radnet.com.

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