POWAY, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAD), a leading provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and services to physicians' offices, hospitals and imaging centers, today announced the signing of a letter of understanding with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md.
Under terms of the arrangement, Johns Hopkins will be available to read diagnostic images for primary care physicians, throughout the greater Baltimore area and surrounding counties, utilizing Digirad in-office cardiac imaging. Digirad's mobile imaging service will provide state-of-the-art equipment and qualified, trained personnel who will perform the imaging procedures in the physicians' offices. Through agreements between the physicians and Johns Hopkins, patients' images will be interpreted by Johns Hopkins cardiologists and the results returned electronically to the referring physicians.
Digirad Chief Executive Mark Casner said that the company's business strategy supports better patient care, because it combines the family physician's patient-specific knowledge with the diagnostic expertise of specialists at leading medical institutions such as Johns Hopkins.
Casner commented: "We are pleased that Johns Hopkins will be available to assist local-area physicians with meeting the needs of their patients. As a result we anticipate substantial benefits for patients, including excellent quality imaging, readings by highly skilled cardiac specialists and the comfort of knowing that their own doctors will remain closely involved in their care.
"With this service, physicians can be more effective at patient
scheduling, provide important diagnostic services, and offer the
|SOURCE Digirad Corporation|
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