Management und Kooperation in der Radiologie

Short Profile: Curagita, D-Heidelberg

Curagita is the leading independent radiology services company in Germany with 70 high-calibre-employees and profitable revenues of over $ 30 M. ($ 70 M. managed revenue). The ISO-certified company was founded in 1999 and has won several prizes. In 2011, Curagita (49%) and 150 radiologists (51%) formed a cooperative “Deutsche Radiologienetz AG”. In 2017, a leading synergetic industry company took a minority share in order to finance further growth.

Our nationwide activities include top references:

  • Set-up and management of five regional, cooperative radiology networks, each of them consisting of imaging-centers (in total: 100 imaging-centers and 360 radiologists) focussing on:
    • Management of synergies between the centers:
      group purchasing, pooling of staff, equipment and IT-service, billing, administration, marketing.
    • Contracting services with and projects for insurers (e.g. model projects, mammography screening, teleradiology, ISO-quality management).
  • Trading of contrast media, consumables incl. reimport-licences with a unique “rack jobbing”-supply service
  • Radiology consulting with a focus on external management, transactions (in-/ outsourcing, M&A) and restructuring for hospital departments and imaging centers
  • Implementation of RIS/PACS/teleradiology systems:
    • Own, certified PACS solution for imaging centers in our network with 20 sites
    • About 100 further RIS/PACS installations, combining products of various vendors
    • Self-managed communication infrastructure including exchange of images and reports, long-term archiving in dedicated data centers, 24/7 monitoring of customer´s facilities and communication toward referring physicians
  • Internet services such as ASP-intranets, the first German radiology patient portal ( and radiological home pages

The German radiology market consists of 1.000 imaging centers and 750 radiology hospital departments with more than 6.800 radiologists. Health care reforms will push the system towards managed care. In leveraging our “franchise”, we are ready to nationwide (1) expand our radiology groups and (2) roll-up the private imaging center market by mergers and acquisitions as a first mover in Germany. Along this strategy we search for value-added partners and for sales/marketing agreements of international products/services to be sold in the German and European markets. In the future, we are determined to becoming the leading, integrated health care operator in the out-patient sector in Germany – why not with you?!


Please contact Dr. Johannes Schmidt-Tophoff, Managing Director or Tel: +49-6221-5025-0

© Curagita AG, Haus der Radiologie, Ringstr. 19 B, 69115 Heidelberg.