South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York, US, has selected Radisphere National Radiology for medical imaging services, sub-specialty radiology coverage and final reports.

"South Nassau physicians will use Radisphere’s iPhone application to access critical diagnostic information and communicate with radiologists."

Radisphere will collaborate with South Nassau’s medical staff to make timely and precise diagnoses available through a group of local onsite radiologists and a team of sub-specialty teleradiologists.

The local onsite radiologists will have proficiency in areas such as neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, nuclear medicine, paediatrics, interventional radiology and emergency department radiology.

Sheila D’Nodal, South Nassau Communities Hospital ambulatory services vice president, said that Radisphere’s delivery model meets the requirements of helping improve the patient care experience and controlling spending without sacrificing quality.

"This proven model will work well for South Nassau, and it will become sought after in the years to come," D’Nodal added.

South Nassau physicians will use Radisphere’s iPhone application to access critical diagnostic information and communicate with radiologists when consultations are needed.

South Nassau’s department of radiology employs a range of imaging methods, such as diagnostic radiography and fluoroscopy, multislice computed tomography, high-field closed-bore magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, angiography and interventional procedures and PET/CT scans.

Radisphere co-founder and chief medical officer Frank Seidelmann said that imaging is a significant clinical and cost component of most major diseases, from cancer and cardiovascular diseases to obesity and strokes.

"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.