Foundation Radiology Group Adds World Class Cardiovascular Imaging Expert, Dr. Sanj Katyal, to Staff

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 General News
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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 Pittsburgh-based Foundation RadiologyGroup (FRG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Sanj Katyal as their newSenior Vice President of Clinical Operations. Katyal will be joining them fromWest Penn Hospital, where he was most recently the Chief of CardiovascularImaging and Past President of the Pittsburgh Radiology Society.

Dr. Katyal is widely regarded as the preeminent cardiovascular imager inWestern Pennsylvania. Dr. Derek Armfield, president of FRG, said, "Dr. Katyalis not only a great clinician but a well-recognized leader in the local andnational radiology landscape. His expertise in advanced body imaging andcardiac CT will further enhance our ability to provide subspecialtyinterpretations for our clients. His commitment to FRG is another testament tothe success of our model and vision."

FRG's board certified radiologists are available 24/7/365 to providereadings in musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, mammography, cardiacCT, interventional radiology, pediatric radiology, brain perfusion, vascularultrasound, OB/GYN ultrasound and general radiology. With this broad range ofcapabilities, FRG is ideally positioned to provide subspecialty radiologicalservices to smaller hospitals and outpatient centers that can't afford to keepsubspecialists on staff. The addition of Katyal is a testament to their desireto build up their subspecialty offerings.

Dr. Katyal also expressed excitement over his new position: "Untilrecently, most community hospitals could not offer patients the same level ofsubspecialty radiology experience that is typically found at large academiccenters. With their unique business model that utilizes both localradiologists in the hospital and centralized subspecialty interpretations viateleradiology, FRG is able to provide faster, more efficient radiologyinterpretations by very experienced, fellowship-trained radiologists. I lookforward to helping develop this high level of specialized imaging to hospitalsthroughout the country."

CEO of FRG, Dr. Brandon Chan, echoed Armfield's sentiments about Katyal'sexperience and reputation, and went on to add, "Katyal's main role will beclinical supervision of on-site doctors. As Senior Vice President of ClinicalOperations, he will be a superb leader of our reading facility in Pittsburgh.This furthers FRG's goal to be a global leader in teleradiology."

About Foundation Radiology

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA the Foundation Radiology Group's missionis to build the pre-eminent diagnostic imaging, radiology service bureau andphysician practice group network in the United States. FRG usesstate-of-the-art PACS technology, a unique, efficient workflow system,carrier-grade telecommunications infrastructure and the Internet to providethe fastest turnaround times in the industry for diagnostic imaging reads.FRG is focused on serving non-university affiliated health care institutions,with emphasis on serving the rural and suburban hospital segment. It seeksmulti-year exclusive contracts for daytime and 7/24/365 radiology full servicebureaus. The Group's administrative office, data processing and primarydiagnostic imaging reading center is located at Three Gateway Center, indowntown Pittsburgh, where board-certified radiologists are available 24 hoursa day. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Foundation Radiology Group

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