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Foundation Radiology Group and Vital Images' Partnership Brings Advanced Visualization to Small Medical Communities Nationwide

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), the premier provider of diagnostic imaging professional services and Vital Images (Nasdaq: VTAL), a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis software, have partnered to bring Vital Images' advanced visualization software to FRG's customer base. FRG will utilize Vital Images' full suite of software exclusively with its customer base of over 20 non-university affiliated, suburban and rural healthcare institutions.

FRG is a diagnostic imaging professional services company offering a hybrid model of both on-site radiology and teleradiology solutions for hospitals and other institutions. The company provides subspecialty radiological services to smaller hospitals and outpatient centers that cannot afford to keep subspecialists on staff.

"We are proud to partner with Vital Images to provide a full suite of advanced visualization technology to our growing customer base," said Brandon W. Chan, chairman and chief executive officer at FRG. "It enables us to deliver state-of-the-art technologies to small community hospitals and their patients, who would otherwise not have access to these types of care options."

"FRG's business model is highly innovative and serves clinical environments that traditionally have not had access to advanced visualization tools," said Michael H. Carrel, president and chief executive officer at Vital Images. "Our partnership supports our strategy to enhance patient care by providing broad access to Vital Images' advanced visualization technology."

About Foundation Radiology Group

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 in the United States. FRG uses state-of-the-art PACS technology, a unique, efficient workflow system, based on its hybrid-staffing model, 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 an emphasis on serving the rural and suburban hospital segment. It seeks multi-year exclusive contracts for the daytime and 7X24X365 radiology in full-service bureaus. The Group's administrative office, data processing and primary diagnostic imaging reading center are located in Three Gateway Center, in downtown Pittsburgh, where board-certified radiologists are available 24 hours a day. For more information on FRG and their JCAHO accreditation, visit

About Vital Images, Inc.

Vital Images, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leading provider of advanced visualization software solutions. The company's technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists, time-saving productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web for easy use in the day-to-day practice of medicine. Vital Images also has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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