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James W. Backstrom, M.D., Named Chief Medical Officer of Foundation Radiology Group
Date:4/15/2008

PITTSBURGH, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), a full-service radiology provider which uses board-certified radiologists to interpret diagnostic images for hospitals announced today that James W. Backstrom, M.D., has been appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer. The appointment is another step in FRG's development of a nationwide network of radiology physician groups to provide hospitals, imaging centers and other clients with 24/7/365 diagnostic imaging services.

Dr. Backstrom is currently the President of the Pittsburgh Roentgen Society (PRS) and was previously a member of Lucien Diagnostic Imaging. While affiliated with Lucien, he served in a wide variety of management capacities, including Director of Pediatric Services, Physician Marketing Coordinator, Director of Armstrong Outpatient Imaging Center and Chairman of Radiology for Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Additionally he was a member of Lucien's Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006. Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh, Dr. Backstrom was a member of the Board of Directors for Advanced Radiology Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan and participated in a series of group mergers which helped to change the face of radiology in western Michigan. Dr. Backstrom brings over 20 years of experience combining, world-class radiology care with innovative and compassionate patient care solutions.

"We are pleased to have Dr. Backstrom join our leadership team," said Brandon W. Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Radiology Group. "Dr. Backstrom will be instrumental in our mission to build the preeminent national diagnostic imaging and radiology service bureau. His experience and prominence within our industry will be invaluable to us as we grow our client base and expand our subspecialty expertise. Dr. Backstrom will lead our efforts in managing our ongoing radiology client relations, clinical quality assurance, and our industry relations campaigns with malpractice insurance underwriters, commercial payors and political action committees."

Dr. Backstrom received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.S. degree in Biology from Westminster College. He served his internal medicine internship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Dr. Backstrom served as a General Medical Officer with the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia where he was awarded the Naval Commendation Medal and Naval Achievement Medal. He completed his Radiology Residency and Adult Neuroradiology Fellowship at Duke University, completed a Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Buffalo, New York and a Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Backstrom has been Board Certified by the American College of Radiology since 1993. He will be based out of Foundation Radiology Group's headquarters and Diagnostic Imaging Reading Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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 consolidating the fragmented small-to-medium 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 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 http://www.frg-rad.com.


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