Tower Imaging Medical Group, a 25-physician diagnostic radiology practice based in Beverly Hills, Calif., today said it has cut all ties with RadNet Management, Los Angeles, a physician-run operator of diagnostic imaging centers in California.
With the termination of the relationship, which Tower Imaging says was effective Oct. 20, physicians with the practice no longer are providing imaging services at three RadNet facilities in Beverly Hills.
The split settles litigation between the two organizations, according to a Tower Imaging press release issued today.
Tower physicians still offer imaging and other radiology services at St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif., Century City Hospital, Los Angeles, and Mission Community Hospital, San Fernando, Calif. The practice says in the Friday press release that it began serving Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, Calif., on Nov. 1 and that it will open two ambulatory imaging centers of its own in the Los Angeles area.
Tower Imaging officials say the first center, in Santa Monica, already is under construction, while another is planned for Beverly Hills. Both are slated to open next summer.
"The planned facilities and staff will provide physicians with the latest technology in imaging equipment, fast and easy scheduling and immediate availability of reports and images through sophisticated, computer-aided systems," Tower Imaging President Arnold Vinstein, M.D., says in the statement.
A practice spokesperson declined to comment further on the legal settlement or the new centers. RadNet officials were not immediately available on Friday.