We were formed in 1997, when the two independent radiology practices serving Butterworth and Blodgett Hospitals merged. In January 2001, Advanced Radiology Services also acquired the radiology practice serving Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids. Kalamazoo Radiology, P.C., one of the oldest radiology practices in the United States, also joined the practice in April 2003 and is now a division of Advanced Radiology Services. Their legacy of service in the Southwest Michigan area dates back to 1897. On July 1, 2005, Advanced Radiology Services merged with Grand Valley Radiology, which is now the Grand Valley division of Advanced Radiology Services. The Grand Valley division provides services in Greenville and the lakeshore communities.
On June 1, 2004, the Kalamazoo division entered into a joint venture with Bronson Healthcare Group. This joint venture owns and operates Bronson Advanced Radiology Services (BARS), a free-standing medical imaging center in downtown Kalamazoo. BARS offers patients timely access to Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Ultrasound, and DexaScan.
In November 2004, Advanced Radiology Services celebrated the opening of two new state-of-the-art imaging centers in Grand Rapids: PET Medical Imaging Center and Advanced Outpatient Imaging. PET Medical Imaging Center, was a joint venture of Spectrum Health and Saint Mary’s Health Care in collaboration with Advanced Radiology Services and Kent Radiology, it offered the area’s first and only fixed Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner. This technology is critical in the early detection of cancer and other diseases. In 2009, the joint venture was dissolved. PET-CT services are now located at Spectrum Health in downtown Grand Rapids.
Advanced Outpatient Imaging on North Evergreen Drive offers the area’s first Open Magnetic Resonance (MRI) scanner. The open MRI is ideal for larger patients or those who are claustrophobic. Advanced Outpatient Imaging on Kenmoor Avenue is conveniently located at one of the area’s Hematology/Oncology offices and offers Computed Tomography (CT). Advanced Radiology Services manages the day-to-day operations of both imaging centers.
In December, 2008, the Lansing division was formed when physicians from Ingham Radiology Associates joined Advanced Radiology.
A major collaborative effort came to life in September 2010 when the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine dedicated the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Advanced Radiology Services physicians are playing a lead role in developing the Radiology program for the new medical school from the ground up.