Collaborative Imaging, a radiologist-owned alliance, announces the addition of two new members: Cambria Somerset Radiology & Nuclear Medicine and Grundy Radiologists. In total, Collaborative Imaging is comprised of more than 500 partners across six states with the goal of helping independent radiology practices maintain their autonomy.

Based in Johnstown, Penn., Cambria Somerset Radiology Group & Nuclear Medicine has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and currently serves as the exclusive radiology provider for Conemaugh Health System. As a small independent practice in an underserved area, Cambria partnered with Collaborative Imaging to help with staffing and recruiting resources in order to remain a sustainable practice and avoid staff burnout.

“The support structures within Collaborative Imaging provide  independent radiology practices with access to resources that make us feel like we’re part of a larger network  while still maintaining our independence,” says Gary Kramer, MD, president of Cambria Somerset Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Group. “We’re looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish with the support of Collaborative Imaging.” 

Grundy Radiologists is a small, independent radiology practice based in Morris, Ill. The radiologists at Grundy saw a need to keep control of their practice to sustain long-term growth. Of all the models Grundy learned more about, Collaborative Imaging best aligned with their values, company officials say. 

“Collaborative Imaging is designed for radiology groups of all sizes,” says Biren Patel, MD, vice president of Grundy Radiology. “All of Collaborative Imaging’s partners are built on an equal platform and derive from parallel benefits.Groups who are considering joining larger consolidated groups should instead look at partnering with Collaborative Imaging.”  

Dhruv Chopra, founder and CEO of Collaborative Imaging, also spoke out about the new members, commenting: “We are thrilled to welcome Cambria and Grundy into our growing group of partners. Collaborative Imaging and its partners benefit equally from a diverse list of radiology groups, and we are excited to welcome them to our premier list of partners.”