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Medica completes first VDI reporting sessions

Medica Group PLC are delighted to confirm the completion of their first virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) reporting sessions in Australia and New Zealand.

The Medica UK IT team were given the challenge of providing a lossless VDI reporting workflow for use within MedX, where reporters often already have access to full DICOM workstations which are calibrated and maintained by their joint venture partner Integral Diagnostics (IDX).

In less than four months, the Medica and IDX teams moved from proof of concept to the completion of their first real-time reporting sessions around the globe. The solution, which meets all RCR image viewing requirements, is now in production use and offers a number of advantages for the initial MedX use case:

  • Low capital investment (where workstations can be shared between Medica, MedX and IDX)
  • Very low monthly running costs
  • Faster deployment timescales (especially where hardware is already available)
  • Simpler support for both Medica and IDX IT teams
  • Great end user experience

Following the success with the first use case Medica has identified further opportunities to apply their VDI solution over time, across several Medica Group companies. In the meantime, the team are pleased to celebrate the success of their IT colleagues.


About Medica Group PLC

Medica is the market leader in the UK and Ireland for the provision of teleradiology services, providing outsourced interpretation and reporting of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerised tomography), ultrasound and plain film (x-ray) images. Medica also offers diabetic retinopathy screening in Ireland.

Medica contracts with the largest pool of consultant radiologists in the UK and Ireland, performing remote access teleradiology across its customer base of more than 100 NHS Trusts in the UK, the Irish HSE, private hospital and insurance groups, as well as diagnostic imaging companies. This enables the Company to offer a fast, responsive service. In addition, Medica operates in Australia and New Zealand through MedX, a 50:50 Joint Venture with Integral Diagnostics Limited Pty.

The Company currently offers two primary services to hospital radiology departments:

  • NightHawk – urgent reporting service
  • Elective – includes routine cross-sectional reporting on MRI and CT scans, and routine plain film reporting on x-ray images.

These services are underpinned by Medica’s bespoke, secure IT platform that provides market-leading linkage between a hospital’s Radiology Information System (RIS) and consultant radiologists who contract with the Company. Direct RIS access ensures that where the wider patient medical history is available, it can be reviewed by the consultant as part of every report.

Through its subsidiary, RadMD, in the United States, Medica also provides pharmaceutical and biotech clients and contract research organisations (CROs) with high quality, complex imaging services for international clinical trials. RadMD has gained vast experience in the space, having contributed to over 500 international clinical trials, in all phases of clinical research from proof of concept to phase III and with expertise in oncology, as well as a wider range of therapeutic areas including medical devices, neurology and cardiovascular.