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Washington Radiology Associates Forms Strategic Partnership with Solis MammographyMay 11, 2016

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WRA to Remain Flagship Brand in Metro D.C. Area

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2016) – Washington Radiology Associates (WRA), a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services in the metro D.C. area for more than 65 years, has announced a strategic partnership with Texas-based Solis Mammography.  This new affiliation brings together the technology, capital, and knowledge resources of two healthcare industry leaders, both focused on delivering exceptional patient care and peace of mind in diagnostic imaging.

According to WRA President Ian Lande, MD, this partnership provides a foundation for future growth and expansion of WRA throughout the region.  WRA will retain its name and the WRA physicians and staff will continue providing full-service diagnostic imaging care across their six clinical locations in D.C., Northern Virginia and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Solis Mammography is the nation’s largest independent network of breast screening and diagnostic centers serving major markets in Texas, Arizona, Ohio, and North Carolina.  Dedicated to breast imaging for more than 30 years, Solis identified WRA as a potential partner to further implement its vision for patient-centric breast care and to gain entry in the East Coast marketplace.

Solis Mammography CEO James Polfreman says the two companies were introduced in 2014 during research for a Journal of the American Medical Association research paper on 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis). “Solis and WRA share a common approach to patient care through exceptional service and highly engaged leadership, and we are excited about the benefits our joining together will bring to the metro D.C. community,” said Polfreman.  He added, “We expect a smooth transition, and it is our intention to support WRA in building upon their already strong reputation in the D.C. market.”

Although the partnership transition will occur largely behind the scenes, WRA patients will see new and improved practice features including online scheduling, tablet registration, improved compliance reporting, tablet exit surveys, and patient communications via text and email, including screening results.  WRA will also be able to expand its research activities by gaining access to Solis’ industry-leading clinical database of key metrics and trends in cancer diagnoses.

About Solis Mammography

Solis Mammography is a specialized healthcare provider focused on providing women an exceptional mammography experience. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis operates 30 centers in five major markets – North Texas, Houston, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona, Columbus, Ohio and Greensboro, North Carolina. The company operates both wholly owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Solis provides a complete range of highly specialized breast health services including screening and diagnostic mammography (2D and 3D), computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy. For more information, visit www.SolisMammo.com, like them on Facebook, follow them on Pinterest and Twitter, or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

About Washington Radiology Associates

Washington Radiology Associates has provided  comprehensive outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area since 1948.   The practice includes 27 physicians, a staff of more than 200 employees, and six state-of-the art multi-modality clinical offices located throughout D.C., Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.  WRA radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, and have additional subspecialty fellowship training in areas such as breast imaging, ultrasound, women’s imaging, neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging.  As an area leader in medical imaging, WRA has been the first to offer many new technological advances, including 3D mammography for women, increasing invasive breast cancer detection by 42%.  For more information, visit www.washingtonradiology.com.

For more information, contact Connie Oliver, VP of Marketing, Solis Mammography, 469.398.4150, coliver@solismammo.com