Excellence in Musculoskeletal Imaging

Concise, Complete, and Accurate Diagnosis

NOIA provides a comprehensive diagnostic reading solution for imaging facilities. Our mission is to deliver best-in-class musculoskeletal, spine and neurological interpretation services in a timely, reliable manner to both inpatient and outpatient imaging facilities and referring physicians. All of our physicians are fellowship trained and together provide state of the art expertise. Our teleradiology and IT infrastructure deliver unequalled timeliness of both stat and final interpretations.

News and Events

Dr. Russell Fritz was the lead author of a recent invited article on preoperative imaging of articular cartilage in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Knee Surgery

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NOIA Welcomes Monterey Spine and Joint

NOIA is very pleased to announce the addition of Monterey Spine and Joint to the NOIA network. MSJ’s team of 17 orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons provide musculoskeletal, sports medicine and spine care to the Monterey and Salinas, California communities. Their physical therapy department is associated with the San Francisco 49ers.

Dr. Jana Crain profiled in article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette


Dr. Russell Fritz elected fellow of the American College of Radiology

Dr. Fritz, a member of NOIA since 1991, took part in the convocation ceremony and was awarded fellowship at the annual meeting of the American College of Radiology in Washington DC on May 19, 2019. More information can be found at:

January, 2019

Dr. Russell Fritz was the program director and featured speaker for "Advanced Orthopedic Imaging in San Francisco" on August 2-4, 2019 as well as on August 3-5, 2018 at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco.

August, 2017

Dr. Fritz and Dr. Robert Boutin from UC-Davis were the guest editors for the recently published August 2017 issue of Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr. Fritz was the lead author of 2 papers:

  • Fritz RC, Boutin RD. Musculotendious Disorders in the Upper Extremity: Part 1. MRI of the Shoulder & Upper Arm. Semin Musculoskel Radiol 21:359-75, 2017
  • Fritz RC, Boutin, RD. Musculotendinous Disorders in the Upper Extremity: Part 2. MRI of the Elbow, Forearm, Wrist & Hand. Semin Musculoskel Radiol 21:376-91, 2017

Within the past year, Dr. Fritz has been a speaker at the 2016 International Skeletal Society annual scientific meeting in Paris, the 2016 International Society of Hip Arthroscopy annual scientific meeting in San Francisco, and the 2016 Arthroscopy Association of North America Fall Course Imaging in Las Vegas. Dr. Fritz was also the invited international guest speaker for the 2016 Royal Australia New Zealand College of Radiology annual scientific meeting in Australia and the invited international guest speaker for the 2017 South African Musculoskeletal Imaging Group biennial meeting in Tanzania.

March, 2017 - Desert Orthopaedic Joins NOIA

NOIA is pleased to announce that it is now the exclusive provider of imaging services for the new 3T MRI center of Desert Orthopedic Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 21 spine and orthopedic physicians of DOC are located at four different offices in Las Vegas, and are one of the largest and most prominent subspecialized orthopedic and spine physician practices in Nevada.

Please visit www.doclv.com for more information.

The NOIA Network

Our Teleradiology Network spans the US with reading facilities in 3 time zones. Visit our Network Sites page for more...

Comprehensive Teleradiology Solutions

NOIA has been a long time innovator in teleradiology, establishing one of the first teleradiology networks prior to the broadband era in 1989 using satellite transmission of images. This tradition of innovation and technical leadership continues today with a focus on superior service, security, and ease-of-use. Our expert technical staff has developed our own proprietary software and is experienced in software development, network design, and teleradiology support.

NOIA’s Teleradiology Network spans the United States, connecting over 70 imaging facilities to our Primary and Backup data centers in the San Francisco area. Our team of network engineers build secure internet Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to connect clients to the NOIA network at minimal time and expense. VPNs enable significant savings in overhead cost over traditional private networks and enable imaging centers in nearly any location so that our world class radiologists are your “virtual” on site radiologist.

An in-house developed Radiology Information System (RIS) is the technical heart of our teleradiology operation. The RIS was custom designed to support NOIA’s distributed teleradiology model as a user-friendly, paperless system with emphasis on automation, quick results delivery, patient safety, and security. The RIS is available over the internet, requires no software installation, and is ready to use with little or no training. Our clients with Healthcare Information Systems of their own can leverage interfaces to automate Results delivery from the RIS.

NOIA’s Technical Services team also serves as the Customer Service component and is a direct interface to the client base. Each member of the team is specially trained and proficient in resolving Teleradiology issues. The same on-staff personnel that designed and built NOIA’s Teleradiology systems maintain and improve those systems today. We understand the challenges facing Imaging Centers and the complexity of the modern Teleradiology environment and are here to provide solutions.