Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center in Lake City, Florida, US, has chosen Radisphere as its new radiology services partner.

The Radisphere partnership will provide the Shands Lake Shore and the Lake Shore Imaging Center medical staff with comprehensive subspeciality radiology coverage and diagnostic reports.

Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center CEO Rhonda Sherrod said the hospital selected Radisphere because of its strong commitment to quality standards, its customer service-driven approach to referring physicians and its subspeciality expertise.

"A strong radiology partner at the start of the treatment process can help physicians make more informed diagnoses so that they can provide the highest quality of care to their patients as efficiently as possible."

"The administration and medical staff were impressed with Radisphere’s proven delivery model, which meets our requirements of delivering excellent patient care and quality," Sherrod added.

Radisphere will employ experienced radiologists with knowledge in musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, body, women’s and paediatric imaging to provide timely and accurate diagnoses to achieve the utmost levels of patient care.

Shands Lake Shore physicians will use Radisphere’s iPhone application to communicate with Radisphere’s radiologists and access critical diagnostic information at the point of patient care.

Radisphere radiology chairman and chief medical officer Frank Seidelmann said that imaging is a significant clinical and cost component of most major diseases.

"A strong radiology partner at the start of the treatment process can help physicians make more informed diagnoses so that they can provide the highest quality of care to their patients as efficiently as possible," Seidelmann added.