Radiology Preliminary Reads

vRad’s 24/7/365 preliminary interpretation service provides a reliable, flexible and economical way to extend service levels and enhance patient care.

We customize coverage options to meet your specific needs — including evenings and weekends, daytime support, vacation coverage, or comprehensive e-locum services to fulfill staffing requirements.

vRad established its reputation partnering with clients for preliminary radiologic interpretations during nights, weekends and vacations. Today, vRad is a global telemedicine company and the nation’s leading radiology practice with nearly 500 physicians serving 2,100 hospitals, health systems and radiology group facilities.

Our average emergent turnaround time (TAT) is under 30 minutes — with stroke protocol studies at under 7 minutes and trauma protocol studies under 12 minutes.  Our commitment to speed and quality is critical to our partners, our patients and their families.

vRad’s preliminary reports are comprehensive and provided through our online Order Management System or pushed directly to a facility’s printer or fax machine within an average of 30 minutes of receipt of images and order. Complex cases are often addressed in telephone consultations between vRad radiologists and the referring physician.


  • Maintain your facility’s high standards for service, reliability, and expertise that are paramount to patient care. We are dedicated to providing our clients quality preliminary interpretations.
  • Fit your individual facility needs — we are happy to provide evening, weekend, holiday or vacation coverage.
  • Provide your facility with access to leading subspecialists — our radiologists provide subspecialty expertise to meet your demands.


Interested in increasing the productivity of your radiologists so they can start each day focused on new patients instead of over-reads from the night before?  Read more about our final radiology report solutions.

Want to customize the layout of your radiology reports so you can take fast action?

Uniquely integrated into our patented practice workflow, our preliminary reports are comprehensive and customizable by facility. Each vRad Custom Structured Report includes Exam, Technique, Comparison, Findings and Impression—and is dictated in real time using a process that allows our radiologists to keep their eyes on patient images at all times.  Read more about vRad’s Custom Structured Reports.

Find out how we can help you manage your imaging services differently—with the insight that comes from the nation’s leading radiology practice, contact us today.

Talk to a member of our team about teleradiology services with vRad.