How CDL Became the Nation’s Leading Cardiac PET Imaging Provider
We say our story started in 1992, but in actuality, the dream began long before that.
Our founder, Keith Loiselle, was employed with a mobile imaging company in the ’80s; it was there he would receive regular phone calls requesting mobile CT services, which the company at the time did not provide. It became a topic of discussion among the company’s executives to offer a service that was rare and came with considerable caveats, and as such, it never came to be.
But Keith never stopped getting those phone calls about mobile CT — in fact, they increased over time. Tired of telling people he couldn’t help them, he decided to take matters into his own hands, and in 1992 Keith founded CDL Medical Technologies. It was a difficult time to start a business while having a family with three small children and without a steady income, but Keith had the unwavering support of his wife, Carol. He would never forget her selfless love and care and would name the company by using her initials as a nod to the faith she had in him.
Being ever-curious about what his best friend since the ninth grade was up to, Dave entered the picture. Dave, who worked pro bono evenings alongside Keith at his tiny office in Wexford, PA, would pitch in to help after working all day at his own full-time job. Sharing not only an office but also a desk, they would work late into the night, building the company from scratch to achieve the vision. Keith set out to establish a mobile imaging company that would not only offer mobile CT, but would provide every type of imaging service available to hospitals, clinics, and physician offices nationwide. It was ambitious, but Keith’s experience with mobile imaging told him that a considerable demand for imaging specialists was going unanswered — and there was not enough experience and innovation to fill the market gap.
It wasn’t long after CDL built its foundation that additional specialists and industry experts were invited to join the team and help provide mobile and fixed-site turnkey solutions for CT, MRI, Lithotripsy, Modular Cath Labs, Nuclear Medicine, and PET to clients nationwide. CDL was the best company OUT there because they had the best people IN there. After several years in business, it became evident that CDL was making quite the impression in the industry, and many companies sought to acquire CDL for its extensive resources, networks, and heightened ability to serve the ever-evolving needs of its clients.
When CDL Medical Technologies was acquired in 2003, Keith was determined to make use of his expertise and help advance industry innovation through the nuclear imaging field. Keith kept the nuclear imaging portion of his former company, and from it, CDL Nuclear Technologies was born.
Today, CDL Nuclear Technologies specializes in providing nuclear cardiac SPECT, PET, and PET/CT to clients of all sizes from major hospitals to cardiology clinics nationwide. Founded as a small company inspired by a meaningful service, CDL was able to grow into an industry-leading organization one client at a time because to Keith, each client is the world. CDL stays true to its roots and focuses entirely on client needs with every operation while serving healthcare professionals personally.
At its core, CDL upholds a simple philosophy, and that’s to deliver the “Best appropriate patient care” available. Innovators in the imaging industry understand that the real value of their efforts is the outcome of the product, advanced diagnostic capabilities, and how it translates into the health and well-being of the patient. When your goal is to help save lives and deliver professional healthcare to the people that need it, there’s very little that can stand in the way and prevent you from accomplishing your goals. CDL is a trusted name in the business because it has proven time and again that its role extends to the ultimate outcome, and it proudly offers itself as a resource to help healthcare professionals do the best job that they can.
By offering dedicated management and support personnel, state-of-the-art equipment, imaging excellence, and patient-focused care philosophy, CDL Nuclear Technologies assists clinics and facilities by raising the standards of healthcare and providing optimized medical services. CDL is a company you can trust to make advanced technology possible and affordable and has grown from humble beginnings to the nation’s leading turnkey cardiac PET and PET/CT imaging provider not by accident, but by beginning with a heart for people and creating a stand-out reputation for being the best in the business.