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MedQuest Standardizes on AMICAS Vision Series PACS

Vision Series PACS and Vision Reach to be deployed at 92 outpatient imaging

centers across 13 states

BOSTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions, today announced that MQ Associates, Inc. ("MedQuest"), a national provider of diagnostic imaging services, has chosen AMICAS Vision Series(TM) PACS as the platform on which they will address their image management needs across their nationwide network of 92 outpatient imaging centers.

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"We performed an incredible amount of due diligence in selecting our image and information management partner," said Todd E. Andrews, chief financial officer at MedQuest. "With input from our technical, clinical, operations, and marketing leaders, we chose AMICAS because of our belief that its solutions would provide the greatest improvement in productivity for our large and diverse network of interpreting radiologists and referral physicians."

MedQuest is a leading diagnostic imaging company that owns and operates 92 outpatient centers in 13 states, two-thirds of which are located in the immediate five-state region of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. MedQuest is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novant Health, an integrated not-for-profit health system headquartered in Winston- Salem, NC.

MedQuest centers offer diagnostic imaging services including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, mammography, bone densitometry, fluoroscopy, and x-ray.

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with MedQuest," said Stephen Kahane MD, chairman and CEO of AMICAS. "MedQuest is one of the nation's top providers of outpatient radiology services. AMICAS is a top provider of comprehensive IT solutions for that market segment. As a result, this partnership between MedQuest and AMICAS is both natural and very exciting."

"The key criteria in our selection of AMICAS included its ability to enable us to both optimize our internal operations and enhance our service offerings to referring physicians and our patients," said Mr. Andrews at MedQuest. "With the powerful real time worklist as an integral part of their Web-based PACS and their innovative Vision Reach platform, AMICAS is able to do both. AMICAS clearly understands the dynamics of the outpatient imaging market and the need to deliver a value-adding product to imaging providers and their customers."

AMICAS offers a top-flight image management platform for hospitals and an integrated RIS, PACS, document management, and revenue cycle management solution for ambulatory imaging businesses. AMICAS, Vision Reach, and Vision Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of AMICAS, Inc. All other company and trademark names are the property of their respective owners.


AMICAS, Inc. ( is a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions. The AMICAS(R) Vision Series(TM) products provide a complete, end-to-end solution for imaging centers, ambulatory care facilities, and radiology practices. Acute care and hospital clients are provided with a fully integrated, hospital information system- independent PACS that features advanced enterprise workflow support and scalable design. Complementing the Vision Series product family is AMICAS Insight(TM) Solutions, a set of client-centered professional and consulting services that assist our customers with a well-planned transition to a digital enterprise.

About MedQuest:

MedQuest ( is a leading operator of independent, fixed-site, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers in the United States. MedQuest centers provide high quality diagnostic imaging services using a variety of technologies including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, general radiology, bone densitometry, ultrasound, and mammography. MedQuest operates a network of 92 centers in 13 states located primarily throughout the southeastern and southwestern United States.


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MQ Associates, Inc.


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