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Foundation Radiology Group Adds Dr. Susanj Patel and Dr. Michael Reiser, To Staff

December 8, 2008

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Pittsburgh-based Foundation Radiology
Group (FRG) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Susanj Patel and
Dr. Michael Reiser to their clinical staff. Dr. Patel will fill the role of
body imager, and Dr. Reiser is FRG’s newest neuroradiologist. Dr. Patel was
previously practicing at West Penn Hospital, and Dr. Reiser was practicing in
the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

At West Penn, Dr. Patel was a staff radiologist and assistant program
director of the Radiology Residency since 2003. He was also a board member of
the Radiology Associates of Western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Reiser returns to Pittsburgh where he was a diagnostic and
interventional radiologist at UPMC St. Margaret from 2003 to 2007 and
functioned as the interim radiology department chairman in 2006 and 2007. He
was a radiologist in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area in ’07 and ’08.

Dr. Derek Armfield, vice chairman and executive vice president of FRG,
welcomes both doctors: “We are pleased to continue the expansion of our
sub-specialized capabilities with the addition of Drs. Patel and Reiser.
Their expertise and presence in our centralized reading center, located in
downtown Pittsburgh, will enable us to continue to provide our clients with
industry leading service level performance and the subspecialty expertise that
they might not otherwise be able to obtain.”

FRG’s board certified radiologists are available 24/7/365 to provide
readings in musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, mammography, cardiac
CT, interventional radiology, pediatric radiology, brain perfusion, vascular
ultrasound, OB/GYN ultrasound and general radiology. With this broad range of
capabilities, FRG is ideally positioned to provide subspecialty radiological
services to smaller hospitals and outpatient centers that can’t afford to keep
subspecialists on staff. The addition of Drs. Patel and Reiser is a testament
to FRG’s commitment of building an industry leading sub-specialized practice.

Both Drs. Patel and Reiser expressed their excitement with their new
positions.

“I look forward to the challenge of efficiently delivering these services
across diverse geographic regions and practice environments, and, ultimately,
developing a working relationship with the referring physicians at FRG’s
client institutions,” says Dr. Patel.

“FRG has such a wonderful group of motivated and talented radiologists. I
truly believe that their unique business model facilitates incredible gains in
physician efficiency, while simultaneously improving patient care and
promoting (referring) physician-to-physician (radiologist) communication,”
said Dr. Reiser.

About Foundation Radiology

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA the Foundation Radiology Group’s mission
is to build the pre-eminent diagnostic imaging, radiology service bureau and
physician practice group network in the United States. FRG uses
state-of-the-art PACS technology, a unique, efficient workflow system,
carrier-grade telecommunications infrastructure and the Internet to provide
the fastest turnaround times in the industry for diagnostic imaging reads.
FRG is focused on serving non-university affiliated health care institutions,
with emphasis on serving the rural and suburban hospital segment. It seeks
multi-year exclusive contracts for daytime and 7/24/365 radiology full service
bureaus. The Group’s administrative office, data processing and primary
diagnostic imaging reading center is located at Three Gateway Center, in
downtown Pittsburgh, where board-certified radiologists are available 24 hours
a day. For more information, please visit www.frg-rad.com.

SOURCE Foundation Radiology Group


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