Locum Radiology Coverage

Trapped by a shortage of available Radiologists?

Nighthawk Radiology

You wouldn’t leave your patients – or your practice – in just anyone’s hands. But you can’t work 24 hours a day, either. That’s when you need ARC’s nighthawk radiology services – for proficient, accurate, on-call interpretations when you need them most. We guarantee 100% uptime and availability, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from U.S. board-certified radiologists. We even provide subspecialty services, including dental, cardiac and acute stroke services around the clock.

Whether your radiologist is on leave or you are met with unexpected growth in your imaging volumes, ARC can help you maintain your radiology department’s efficiency and turn-around-time commitments to your patients and clinicians. Unlike the inherent risk associated with hiring a short term radiologist, or the dilemma of having to select a radiologist trained in a certain subspecialty, ARC will provide “on-demand” coverage for all your cases by assigning each study to a sub-specialized radiologist every time. Our solution is scalable, efficient and provides you with peace of mind.


Second Opinion

Being connected to ARC’s network will enables your facility to receive a second opinion on any radiology examination from any modality by a specialist 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. When looking for a second opinion you can trust ARC to deliver an accurate and ethical final report. Many patients, clinics, and attorneys turn to ARC for second opinions for a variety of reasons such as:

  • Discrepancies between clinical opinions on complex imaging cases
  • Indecisive medical imaging reports
  • Non availability of subspecialized radiologists
  • Second opinions requested by attorneys and/or courts
  • Clinical concerns not adequately addressed
  • Peace of mind for both patients and referring physicians


There are no capital investments or up-front costs. There are no hidden costs – all benefits mentioned in this proposal are without additional charges unless specifically stated.

There are no recruitment costs or other recurring financial responsibilities to become connected to ARC’s network.

Tangible benefits Intangible benefits
Benefits to patients and families
  • Reduced costs of travel and accommodation
  • Reduced costs where teleradiology prevents surgery/other medical procedures
  • Reduced need for childcare when traveling
  • Reduced time off from work
  • Faster management of medical problems
  • Reduced anxiety where second opinion is rapidly provided and, on occasions, surgery or other procedures are avoided
  • Equitable access to specialist level opinion
  • If patient transfer is necessary, can be fully coordinated and planned beforehand
  • Future management at the primary site can be facilitated
Benefits to medical providers
  • Reduced time and cost of travelling
  • Better management of patients
  • Improved cash flow to rural centers due to retention of patients
  • Increased competency of interpreting radiologist (due to large case load, exposure to rarer conditions)
  • Increased exposure to expertise for rural staff
  • Staff retention in rural areas by improved peer and specialist support
  • Increased satisfaction that management at the primary center is appropriate following rapid expert advice
  • Enables tertiary site to develop a more organized approach to second opinion referrals
Benefits to hospitals
  • Wider delivery of services – increased revenue
  • Decrease in unnecessary patient transfer
  • Reduced need for clerical attendant staff
  • Reduced costs of film
  • Remote pre-admission – increased efficiency
  • Reduced length of stay
  • Improved care and health outcomes
  • Facilitates recruitment of medical staff for more remote areas
Benefits to society
  • Less time off from work – improved productivity
  • Decreased burden of illness on society
  • Great equity in quality, efficiency and access to medical care
  • Reduced morbidity and mortality
  • Aids appropriate allocation of overall health resources
  • Less social disruption as continuity of care is facilitated locally