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PITTSBURGH, PA, April 30, 2013 – For the second consecutive year, Chief Medical Officer of Foundation Radiology Group, Dr. James W. Backstrom, was named one of the top radiologists in his field by Pittsburgh Magazine in its annual “Best Doctors” issue. Only eleven radiologists made the 2013 list out of the over 300 in the area. Dr. Backstrom was one of only three pediatric radiologists featured.

As Chief Medical Officer at Foundation Radiology Group, Dr. Backstrom leads a group comprised of over 50 highly trained, board certified radiologists. He has helped architect Foundation’s unique Elegant Radiology model, which ensures comprehensive support of all hospital service lines. Accredited by the Joint Commission, a nationwide symbol of healthcare quality, Foundation Radiology Group is committed to providing an unparalleled level of patient care to community hospitals.

Renowned in his field of practice, Dr. Backstrom completed his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an internal medical internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital. During his service to the United States Navy, he was awarded the Naval Achievement Medal and The Naval Commendation Medal.

Dr. Backstrom’s training also includes the completion of a diagnostic radiology residency and six month fellowship in adult neuroradiology at Duke University. Additionally, he earned a pediatric radiology fellowship from The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, NY and a pediatric neuroradiology fellowship from the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tom Skelton, CEO of Foundation Radiology Group stated, “Dr. Backstrom’s passion and knowledge for the field of radiology is unequaled. We are extremely proud to have Dr. Backstrom as the clinical leader of our team.” Skelton added “The majority of the doctors profiled on the list practice at large, urban institutions. Dr. Backstrom and the other physicians at Foundation service community based providers and reinforce our mission to revolutionize the practice of radiology in the community healthcare setting.”

About Foundation Radiology Group

Foundation Radiology Group, founded to revolutionize the practice of radiology in community healthcare settings, combines the subspecialty services of a renowned, highly-trained physician team with a state-of-the-art technology solution to provide hospitals, physicians and patients access to a high-quality, elegant diagnostic imaging solution, with industry-leading, final diagnosis clinically relevant turn-around times.

Foundation Radiology Group’s unique Elegant Radiology Model ensures comprehensive service line alignment by routing each patient study to the appropriate subspecialty radiologist. Foundation supports all hospital service lines including: Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Oncology, Women’s Health, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics and Emergent/Ambulatory Care.

Foundation Radiology Group radiologists are all board certified, US-based providers. Our physicians and highly-skilled customer service team are available 24/7/365. For more information, visit, call 412-325-3360 or follow on Twitter @FoundationRad.


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