Q&A with Dr. Eric Bosworth, President of RAI

Interview by Laurie Pellichero

RAI is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. What is the history of the company, and its mission?
RAI, formerly known as Radiology Affiliates of Central New Jersey, is one of the largest and most reputable medical diagnostic imaging centers in the region. Our physicians are board certified with subspecialties in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, pediatrics, and women’s diagnostic imaging.

We started at St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, where we provided the first CT scan in the region. Providing services at St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, Pa., and RWJ Hamilton enabled RAI to be at the forefront of the advanced imaging technology we have today.

We opened our first outpatient office on West State Street in Trenton in 1975, and then moved into Hamilton on Kuser Road, where we became a trusted fixture in the community. In 2002, we opened our Lawrenceville location. Windsor Radiology opened its doors in 2005.

In July 2017, the board of directors of Radiology Affiliates Imaging (RAI) and Radiological Consultants Inc. merged their professional practices. In June of last year, we formed a practice partnership with Radiology Partners, the largest physician-led and physician-owned radiology practice in the United States, to better serve our patients and doctors with the absolute latest in technology and services.

RAI is dedicated to providing superior, integrated management and radiology imaging support services to the medical practices that we serve for the purpose of providing optimal patient care. We place quality and value first in all that we do.

What medical services does your practice provide to the community?
RAI has more than 55 radiologists who trained at the nation’s top institutions. We integrate the newest technology, trends, and professional guidelines with the trusted care and service our patients have relied on for the last 50 years. Our practice serves three convenient offices in Lawrenceville, Hamilton, and East Windsor that provide diagnostic and screening services, including MRI, Low Dose CT, Digital X-Ray, 3D Mammography, Dexa, and Ultrasound. RAI also provides radiology services for 11 hospitals that are located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and other outpatient imaging centers. In addition to our dedication to patient care, we are also very active members of our local community, supporting local schools, churches, and many organizations.

What have been RAI’s most significant achievements during the past half century?
As a visionary leader in diagnostic medical imaging, RAI is proud to have been the first in Mercer County to introduce many life-saving radiology advancements, such as Digital Mammogram with CAD, 3T MRI Technology, Reduced Radiation CT, Reduced Radiation Digital X-Ray, Breast MRI, and 3D Mammography. Our demonstrated commitment to elevating the level of care available close to patients’ homes remains as strong as ever.

What sets RAI apart?
The quality of our imaging, the level of our physicians, and providing a pleasant setting for our patients. We do our best to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. The patient experience is a focus for RAI — including our unique, soothing décor. The suite for Women’s Imaging provides a variety of teas and coffees to help our patients relax. Our MRI and CT suite offers a visual therapy experience — our sky ceiling brings the outside in, providing an additional level of stress reduction.

Where do you see the future taking RAI in the next 50 years?
Continuing with our longstanding traditions, RAI will strive to provide the most up-to-date imaging technology and highest level of quality and service to our patients. One area where we closely monitor innovations is artificial intelligence (AI), which is still in the early stages of use and development. As the technology matures, it will continue to enhance the radiologists’ reading capabilities, help us to obtain better patient histories, and automate our processes.
By staying at the forefront, RAI capitalizes on these kinds of advancements before other groups. For example, RAI will soon implement a new technology that will facilitate workflow best practices, enabling out radiologists to make recommendations that will lead to better patient outcomes. We will help all of the medical professionals with whom we work to improve the quality and value of the care that we provide for the community.

RAI – Hamilton (Partnership with CHAI)
2501 Kuser Road, Hamilton Township
609.585.8800; 4rai.com

RAI – Lawrenceville
3120 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township
609.585.8800; 4rai.com

Windsor Radiology (Partnership with Princeton Radiology)
300A Princeton-Hightstown Road, Suite 101
East Windsor; 609.426.9211; windsorradiology.com