Desert Radiology Explains 2021 Holiday Philanthropic Campaign to Support 25 Local Charities Over The Holiday Season

By: Corrie Riccadonna, Director of Marketing

With so much of our history rooted in Southern Nevada’s local community, we at Desert Radiology are always looking for ways to give back to the community that has given us so much. Whether it be through providing cost-free imaging services to organizations that aid those without healthcare or forging quality relationships with others who are philanthropic, it is our mission to improve the lives of those in our community — outside and within our practice. We’ve taken an extra step during December to give back to those who need it most.

Desert Radiology Chronicles Radiology History and Reaffirms Its Commitment to Medical Imaging Excellence

By: Matt Grimes, COO / VP of Operations

Since its founding in 1966, Desert Radiology has offered the highest quality procedures using state-of-the-art equipment. To serve our mission of transforming radiology through medical imaging excellence, our team at Desert Radiology has committed to keeping up with the latest advancements in the industry to provide the highest quality care for our patients. This month we celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week and thought we’d chronicle the history of radiology and our part in staying current with modern radiologic technologies.

Desert Radiology Educates on Lung CT Screenings in Observance of Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By: Corrie Riccadonna, Director, Marketing & Provider Relations

At Desert Radiology, we’re always looking for new ways to build awareness about our procedures for the benefit of our patient’s health and well-being. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and our mission this month is to educate patients on the importance of lung CT scans and the benefits they provide to those who are at risk of lung cancer.

Desert Radiology is Committed to Providing Patients with the Most Advanced Imaging to Diagnose Chronic Illness

By: Bridgett Mclean, RT(N), CNMT, Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Parkinsonian Syndrome (PS) is a progressive nervous system disorder that causes movement abnormalities. The disease causes a steady loss of dopamine transporters in the brain. When dopamine levels are decreased, it causes abnormal brain activity resulting in impaired movement, tremors, stiffness, and other symptoms. 

Desert Radiology Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccines for National Immunization Awareness Month

By: Matt Grimes, Senior Vice President and COO of Desert Radiology

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and at Desert Radiology, we are continuing to encourage our team members to get vaccinated against COVID-19. As the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, especially among unvaccinated persons, we believe it is critical that we protect our patients who may be vulnerable and immunocompromised. 

Prevent Your Child from Sports Injuries by Practicing These Steps

By: Corrie Riccadonna, Director, Marketing & Provider Relations

As the new school year is upon us, families prepare for the return of fall sports. A Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence and official imaging partner to Las Vegas’ professional sports scene including Vegas Golden Knights, Desert Radiology urges Southern Nevadans to take the proper precautions to safeguard their children from injuries.

Desert Radiology Emphasizes Accuracy to Avoid Over Imaging

By: Corrie Riccadonna, Director, Marketing & Provider Relations

Many Southern Nevadans rely on imaging services to diagnose and monitor important health issues. While diagnostic imaging plays a crucial role in modern health care, Desert Radiology strives to educate patients about the risks of over imaging - and our team does everything possible to minimize these risks.

Using DEXA to Help Patients Be Bone Strong!

By: Corrie Riccadonna, Director, Marketing & Provider Relations

Even though today’s aging adults remain more active and live longer than any generation before, most still experience issues with bone health as the years progress. To help monitor potential issues and prevent broken bones, Desert Radiology urges older Southern Nevadans to take the proper steps for assessing their risk of osteoporosis.

Desert Radiology Continues to Promote Brain Health Awareness Through Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Care

By: Matt Grimes, Senior Vice President and COO of Desert Radiology

March marks brain health awareness, and as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence and official imaging partner to Las Vegas’ professional sports scene including Vegas Golden Knights, Desert Radiology continues to remain at the forefront of brain imaging.

A major concern of brain health, particularly when it comes to sports, is a concussion – a traumatic brain injury resulting from a severe jolt to the head or a physical hit to the body that causes the head and brain to drastically move back and forth. According to Dr. Alan Weissman, one of Desert Radiology’s board-certified radiologists, any kind of impact to the head during a sporting event could potentially cause a concussion.

Increase in Mammogram Appointments Prompts Additional Need for Specialists

By: Matt Grimes, Senior Vice President and COO of Desert Radiology

With the beginning of every new year comes new goals, and one of our goals at Desert Radiology is to enhance and develop our team of breast imaging specialists throughout 2021. Breast screenings remain a very vital component to yearly wellness checks, which is largely understood in our community and made evident by the significant number of scheduled appointments for mammograms. 

Practice-wide, we average an approximate 6,000 mammograms per month totaling about 72,000 annually. These figures continue to be on the increase – an encouraging trajectory that proves a continual growth to our breast imaging specialist team.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

“My Desert Radiology visit was a great experience. The entire staff were professional and accommodating. The facility is immaculate and easily accessible. I don’t hesitate to recommend it for radiologic protocols.”

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