Premier Radiology Services and Blackford Analysis Announce AI Platform Agreement in Radiology

  • Premier Radiology Services has entered into an agreement with Blackford Analysis for its artificial intelligence (AI) platform for medical imaging.
  • The announcement was made ahead of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago.
  • The Blackford Analysis tool will be demonstrated at RSNA Booth #5146 (South Hall)
  • Learn more about the Premier Radiology Services case study at Booth #4106.

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Premier Radiology Services today announced its collaboration with Blackford Analysis for its advanced AI platform for radiology services. The platform enables the integration of AI applications into the medical imaging workflow, which supports the complex triage requirements and heavy workloads of radiologists.

During RSNA, Premier Radiology Services and Blackford Analysis will join leaders in the imaging industry to share their insights on artificial intelligence in radiology, including this solution. The Blackford Analysis platform allows Premier Radiology Services to utilize and manage multiple diagnostic imaging analysis applications, protocol management tools, departmental workflow tools, and AI algorithms within Premier’s own secure server environment. The use of this tool means that Premier’s radiologists will be more efficient and patient data will be secure as the physicians prioritize needs, read scans, and make diagnoses.

“The demand for radiology readings has never been higher, and the tools to assist radiologists have never been better,” said Drew Gaudet, co-founder of Premier Radiology Services. “The Blackford Analysis platform helps our radiologists prioritize a high volume of x-rays through sophisticated algorithms, supporting the most efficient, safe, and accurate imaging turnaround times in the industry.”

Blackford Analysis’ platform is similar in concept to a smartphone, which acts as a base for functional and customized apps. The platform provides the infrastructure for Premier’s radiologists to systematically test and analyze the quality and performance of AI radiology applications and integrate them into Premier’s workflow. This is particularly important for a high volume teleradiology organization like Premier Radiology Services, which processes thousands of radiology images a day.

“Blackford Analysis is delighted to be chosen by Premier Radiology Services as the vendor of choice, to help them navigate the market of applications, measure the benefits of those products and deploy at scale for Premier, ultimately realizing the benefits,” said Ben Panter, CEO Blackford Analysis.

About Premier Radiology Services Teleradiology Solution

Founded in 2006, Premier Radiology Services is one of the top independent teleradiology solutions in the United States. Formed by bringing together U.S. Board-certified, fellowship-trained teleradiologists and cutting-edge technology, Premier serves healthcare providers and patients by solving the gaps and inefficiencies that have long been persistent in the field of radiology. Premier’s teleradiology solution is an efficient, secure, and highly accurate system for reliable readings. With Premier’s continuity of care, and less than one-hour average turnaround times, doctors can deliver “direction of care” quickly to patients.

About Blackford Analysis

Founded in 2010, Blackford provides an independent platform for the effective selection, deployment, management and use of best-in-class medical imaging applications and AI. As one of the first and most widely deployed platform providers in the industry, Blackford is focused on delivering clinical value and operational ROI to their customers. From their deep roots in partnership to their intense focus on clinical value and technical excellence, the Blackford platform is geared towards providing multiple imaging applications and AI that deliver the best results within customers’ existing workflow. For more information visit


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