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AMSP Member Profile: Preferred Diagnostic Equipment Service Inc.

By Erin Register

Preferred Diagnostic Equipment Service Inc. (PDES) has been a family-owned and operated company since its establishment in 1992 as a quality, cost-effective alternative for servicing radiology equipment.

“PDES has earned a solid reputation as an asset to the diagnostic industry,” said Bobbie Human, PDES Office Manager. “PDES has experienced steady growth and success, serving a large customer base in the Southern California region, including the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Orange.”

Human’s husband, Richard Hollis, is the CEO and owner of Preferred Diagnostics Equipment Service Inc.

Preferred Diagnostics Equipment Service is a member of the Association Medical Service Providers (AMSP), the premier national association of independent service and products providers to the healthcare technology industry.

ICE magazine learned more about PDES in a recent interview with Human and Hollis.

Richard Hollis (left), CEO and owner of Preferred Diagnostics Equipment Service Inc., with his wife and PDES office manager, Bobbie Human

Q: What are some services and products PDES offers?

Human: Some of the services we offer are new equipment sales, easy financing, refurbished equipment sales, room upgrades, service contracts, PM contracts, installations, de-installations, room plans and technical support.

Hollis: Because of the laws here in California, we are locked out of most new equipment sales in the hospital market, so we focus on our service business. PDES specializes in the services of equipment lines such as Siemens, Canon, Fuji, AMX, Hitachi MRI, Shimadzu, Ziehm, OEC, RadPro, Quantum and more.

Q: How does PDES stand out in the medical imaging field?

Hollis: For the past 20 years, we have been providing quality, cost-effective alternative service for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. As soon as the equipment they purchase from OEMs comes off of warranty, they move the service to us.

Q: What has been your company’s biggest accomplishment?

Hollis: I would think that one of our biggest accomplishments is that we moved Hoag Hospital from analog to digital imaging.

Q: What is on the horizon for your company?

Hollis: This year, we are going to expand into the veterinarian market.

Learn more about Preferred Diagnostic Equipment Service Inc. by visiting You can also reach CEO Richard Hollis by calling 951-340-0760 or emailing



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