Merge Healthcare launches new teleradiology offerings
Merge Technologies, d.b.a. Merge Healthcare, has released a new teleradiology software application, Merge TeleRead, and a new service offering, Consult PreReads. 

According to the Milwaukee, Wis.-based company, Consult PreRead provides a preliminary report of a medical imaging study that includes references to prior studies, relevant patient clinical information or data requested in the radiology order, and extensive measurements of relevant and incidental pathology and associated key images. A U.S. radiologist may consult and use the service to prepare his or her official final diagnostic report, the company said.

Merge Healthcare plans to offer the Merge TeleRead application and Consult PreRead service to its customers in the first quarter of 2008.