TRA Medical Imaging Announces the Acquisition of Northwest Radiology Group of Olympia, Washington

TACOMA, WA – TRA Medical Imaging (TRA), a leading medical imaging provider in the South Sound, today announced the acquisition of Olympia-based Northwest Radiology Group, LLC, effective June 1, 2009. The main office of Northwest Radiology Group is located at 500 Lilly Road NE, in the Memorial Medical Plaza. Under the agreement, Northwest Radiology Group’s owner, Randall Patten, M.D. and staff will become TRA employees.

“The physicians and staff of Northwest Radiology Group have created a trustworthy and valued radiology practice with a reputation for caring staff and experienced radiologists,” said Michael T. Dowd, M.D., Radiologist and President of TRA Medical Imaging. “Partnering with Northwest Radiology Group provides us with a convenient location in the Olympia market that operates under a similar philosophy of providing superior service and care complementary to our own. We believe that a collaboration of Northwest Radiology Group and TRA Medical Imaging will be a positive step for our doctors, patients, employees, and the medical community in the region.”

“In order to continue serving our patients with excellent care and state-of-the-art technology we felt the time was right to partner with TRA Medical Imaging,” said Randall M. Patten, M.D., Radiologist and owner of Northwest Radiology Group. “With TRA’s unrivaled reputation for advanced technology, quality care and dedication to service by its physicians and staff for more than 65 years, there was never any doubt as to whom we would partner with. Our Northwest Radiology Group team is proud to join TRA.”

Randall M. Patten, M.D., a board certified radiologist, fellowship trained in ultrasound, CT and MRI, will remain an integral part of the Olympia area facilities, serving as Medical Director and providing the same level of care that both TRA and Northwest Radiology Group’s patients have come to expect. In addition, Greg Pearson has been hired as Center Manager of the Olympia facility on Lilly Road.

About TRA Medical Imaging
Founded in 1943, TRA Medical Imaging is a local partnership of board certified radiology physicians who currently operate outpatient medical imaging clinics and provide diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and neurointerventional surgical services in local hospitals. These local hospitals include Franciscan Health System: St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, St. Francis Hospital; MultiCare Health System: Tacoma General Hospital/Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center. TRA’s outpatient medical imaging clinics are in the Tacoma, Lakewood and Gig Harbor communities.

About Northwest Radiology Group
Founded in 2004, Northwest Radiology Group provides excellence in diagnostic imaging and unsurpassed care and service for the patients and clinicians in the Olympia area. All services are provided by highly trained professionals utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to produce efficient and timely exams in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. For more information about Northwest Radiology Group, visit

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