Alpha Imaging Acquires Reliant Medical Systems


Alpha Imaging Acquires Medical Imaging Equipment Service Company


Cleveland, Ohio – September 27, 2012 – Alpha Imaging LLC, a leading distributor of advanced medical imaging equipment based in Cleveland, Ohio, today announced they have acquired Reliant Medical Systems, Inc. of Hanover, Maryland to enhance their diagnostic imaging equipment service capabilities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Reliant Medical Systems provides service maintenance support on radiographic and interventional imaging equipment such as Shimadzu, Canon, Konica and Del Medical systems at over 100 facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

“The acquisition of Reliant will enhance the delivery of service support to our growing diagnostic imaging installed base in and around Washington, D.C.,” said Michael Perrico, CEO of Alpha Imaging.  “Having worked closely with Reliant in the past, we knew they would be a good fit in our plans to accelerate growth.”

A regional distributor of diagnostic imaging equipment headquartered just outside Cleveland, Ohio, Alpha Imaging has enjoyed success in the Midwestern U.S. for the past 25 years.  Their expertise in medical imaging equipment sales and service has afforded them growth opportunities with new territories along the east coast.  Teaming with Reliant Medical Systems provides a critical sales and service support footprint for growth in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Welcoming the acquisition, Patrick Viel, President of Reliant Medical Systems, Inc. said, “We are very excited to become part of Alpha Imaging.  After working with them on a contract basis for the past six years, I’ve discovered our business philosophies are very similar; we always strive to provide the highest levels of customer satisfaction.  Access to Alpha Imaging’s broad product portfolio of radiographic systems, interventional EP and gastroenterology imaging labs, Computed Tomography scanners and imaging informatics solutions offers an exciting growth path in this part of the country.”

Along with the availability of new products, clients in the Mid-Atlantic region will have access to Alpha Imaging’s state-of-the-art Training and Support Center located in Cleveland.  This newly-opened facility is the result of Alpha Imaging’s strategy to deliver enhanced clinical and technical services to their clients.  Training courses for equipment end-users, service engineers and biomedical departments are available.

“Our success has always been predicated on meeting our clients’ needs in a very personal, flexible and responsive manner.  The addition of Reliant Medical Systems will allow us to provide even higher levels of customized clinical support which will result in improved customer satisfaction,” said Perrico.  Viel added “Our existing clients will continue to get the same level of support from Reliant they’ve come to expect.  The same team will remain intact - there will be no disruption in our current service model.”

About Alpha Imaging

Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States.  Celebrating 25 years in the imaging industry, Alpha Imaging partners with leading global manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art products and services that meet the clinical, operational and economic needs of the U.S. healthcare market.  One of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies, Alpha Imaging builds customer loyalty with a personal touch rarely seen in today’s medical imaging marketplace.

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