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Virtual Radiologic

September 19, 2013 11:13 ET

Virtual Radiologic Awarded Its 11th Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a technology-enabled national radiology practice and the world's largest telemedicine company, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company's 11th patent. Patent No. 8,515,778 further enhances vRad's patent portfolio covering its teleradiology image processing and workflow system, and includes claims directed to the assignment of medical diagnostic imaging evaluation orders. Two additional vRad patent applications have been allowed and are expected to be issued later this year.

"This patent is consistent with vRad's ongoing development of innovative approaches for streamlining radiology workflow to improve productivity and speed of diagnosis and care for our clients and the patients we collectively serve," said Jim Burke, CEO of vRad. "It is a unique asset in which we will invest and protect to continue advancing the practice of radiology."

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About vRad
Virtual Radiologic (vRad) is a technology-enabled national radiology practice working in partnership with local radiologists and hospitals to optimize radiology's pivotal role in patient care. vRad's more than 400 radiologists serve over 2,000 facilities, reading more than 7 million studies annually. Delivering access to extensive subspecialty coverage, vRad contributes to improved quality of patient care. And with its next-generation technology, vRad enhances productivity, helping to lower the overall cost of care while expediting time to accurate diagnosis and treatment. For more information, visit www.vrad.com. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter (@vRad), or "like" us on Facebook.

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