MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Jan 9, 2014) - vRad (Virtual Radiologic), the nation's largest radiology practice, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Company's 14th patent. Patent No. 8,620,684, titled "Organizing Medical Images for Display," further enhances vRad's patent portfolio covering its teleradiology image processing techniques and systems, with the patent including claims directed to the organization and sequencing of medical imaging and radiology study data.
"This patent is the latest example of vRad's commitment to innovating and enhancing radiology procedures that enable our radiologists to work more efficiently," said Jim Burke, CEO of vRad. "As we begin 2014, we remain dedicated to developing technologies and methods to advance the practice of radiology and provide the best service possible to our clients and the patients we serve."
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vRad (Virtual Radiologic) 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 450 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.