The Florida physician firm had been in advanced discussions to exit imaging before the pandemic and plans to move forward with a sale "when market conditions are appropriate."

Some had hoped that the board might make an exception and allow for remote test-taking in 2020, but that is not the case. 

This is in addition to SK’s previous contribution of $5 million and balloons the Israeli system-maker’s fundraising total to $80 million from the likes of Fujifilm and Foxconn

The company first rolled out its 10 special freestanding centers for coronavirus patients back in March in three states. 

At Stanford University’s Department of Radiology, imaging volumes have dropped roughly 46%, with leaders hypothesizing several variables that might impact the recovery. 

Two top execs at one of the country’s largest radiology providers are speaking out about the recent incident that has sparked days of worldwide demonstrations.

Vara recently announced the new capital contribution, with the venture investment arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System pitching in the largest share.

The Society of Interventional Radiology, American Medical Association and others made their case for compassion in a recently released joint statement. 

The investor-owned, Los Angeles-based giant said it’s also seeing imaging volumes rebound in many of its core markets.

The Radiological Society of North America was one of the first in the field to speak out on the protests and George Floyd’s murder.

“We are hearing significant and growing concern from our member physicians that they cannot secure needed supplies to safely reopen," said James Madara, MD, chief executive of the American Medical Association. 

The “Coronavirus Provider Protection Act” would shield physicians, nurses and others who have made “good faith” attempts to care for their community in recent months.