Edinburgh-borne tech to be deployed at imaging centres across America

Blackford signs a major deal to have its medical imaging platform rolled out at more than 300 imaging centres across America 

Edinburgh-based Blackford Analysis, which provides medical imaging software, has today (Tuesday, 7 November) announced a deal with US imaging giant RadNet which will see the firm’s image processing platform rolled out in eRAD systems at more than 300 diagnostic imaging centres across America.
Long-term channel partner eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its technologies are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals, and outpatient imaging centres.
eRAD is the information technology arm of RadNet, the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the US, with more than 7 million imaging studies conducted annually across its network of more than 300 outpatient imaging centres.
Blackford Analysis CEO Ben Panter said: “We are delighted to have secured this sale to RadNet, whose annual medical imaging volume is more than double that of Scotland’s entire healthcare system.
“This is a significant opportunity for Blackford beyond just revenue, as it provides a massive installed customer base for our platform, providing a compelling value proposition for potential partners who also target this kind of customer.”
The Blackford platform provides centralised deployment and management of image processing products across the healthcare enterprise. It provides access to Blackford’s automated image registration and enables a wide range of automated processing solutions from its Alliance Partners to be quickly deployed through any PACS or image viewer.
The platform enables the management of multiple products that can be integrated into existing workflows for image capture, storage, interpretation, viewing and sharing. Additional third-party products can be added quickly and easily – greatly reducing costs associated with customer acquisition, and time from development to revenue.
Ranjan Jayanathan, General Manager of eRAD and CIO of RadNet, said: “We are rolling out the Blackford platform to immediately enhance our RadNet clinics with the automatic image registration capabilities of Smart Localiser, but we are also very excited by the potential to deploy other new technologies.
“Blackford provides a single platform to simplify the implementation and management of multiple AI and intelligent image processing modules, with a centralised access point for training, support and monitoring of the overall solution.” 
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