Trio of private radiology practices across three states announce merger deal

A trio of private radiology practices spread across three states announced plans to merge on Thursday.

The combined corporation will call itself the Advanced Imaging Alliance, representing a total of 76 radiologists. Physician shareholders will continue owning the organization, operating as separate local divisions in their communities. Practices involved include X-Ray Consultants and its 11 physicians in Indiana; Naugatuck Valley Radiological Associates and 11 more in Connecticut; and Huron Valley Radiology, employing 54 providers in Michigan.

Leaders believe the multi-state practice will better serve one of the nation’s largest Catholic hospital systems, headquartered in Livonia, Michigan.

“The formation of AIA reflects an enhanced alignment with Trinity Health and will deepen and augment the subspecialized radiological patient care provided by each division to all of the hospitals and health systems served by AIA in Indiana, Connecticut and Michigan, 24/7/365,” Eric Ferguson, MD, president and CEO both the alliance and Ypsilanti-based Huron Valley Radiology, said Feb. 3.