Outpatient Imaging Affiliates adds mobile PET/CT services to Thomas Jefferson University joint venture
OUTPATIENT IMAGING AFFILIATES ADDS MOBILE PET/CT SERVICES TO THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY JOINT VENTURE
Nashville, TN – Outpatient Imaging Affiliates (“OIA”) announced today the addition of Mobile PET/CT services to Jefferson Outpatient Imaging (“JOI”), its joint venture in Pennsylvania which also includes five free standing, outpatient imaging center locations. The inclusion of Mobile PET/CT services is designed to complement JOI’s existing fixed site PET/CT equipment and to better serve its suburban patients and referring physicians.
JOI has offered PET/CT Services at Jefferson Outpatient Imaging Center City for a number of years and, as the need for additional PET/CT capacity arose, it was felt that providing these same services at multiple locations best fit within JOI’s community centered strategy. OIA Chief Executive Officer Frank Kyle explains: “The past decade has shown us that patients are more knowledgeable about their healthcare options than ever before. When given the opportunity, patients would rather have their imaging needs satisfied at easily accessible and patient friendly locations located close to home. With this mobile unit, we can meet more of our patient’s expectations across a wider geographic area than we could with another fixed site PET/CT.”
In addition to servicing some of the existing Jefferson Outpatient Imaging suburban locations, the Mobile PET/CT will also be offered to other local area community hospitals interested in offering a high quality turnkey service on either a short or long term basis. As part of the relationship, JOI will also provide administrative and marketing assistance, network connectivity and PACS access, scheduling, pre‐certification and appointment reminder services and expert Registered PET/CT Technologists as necessary.
Formed in 2002 as Jefferson University Radiology Associates, d/b/a Jefferson Outpatient Imaging, JOI is a strategic joint venture between OIA and Pennsylvania’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson University Physicians. In addition to the Mobile PET/CT, JOI provides MRI and other diagnostic imaging services at five locations in the Philadelphia market. OIA provides management, billing and collection services for the locations.