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. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of August 5, 2021, there were more than 520,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases among healthcare personnel in the nation, and just over 1,600 deaths. Medical workers across the nation and globe are more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 than the general public, and so it becomes critical to the vitality of our medical system that these workers safeguard themselves. As frontline providers, we must heed the scientific evidence and do everything possible, including putting our patients’ health and well-being first to deliver safe, quality care.

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.

More than 3.5 million children under 14 must receive medical attention from sports injuries every school year, according to StopSportsInjuries.org.  Children between the ages of 5 and 14 make up nearly 40 percent of the sports-related injuries treated in hospitals each school year. Some of the most common sports injuries include concussions and other brain injuries, ligament sprains, strains, and back injuries.

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 Reinforces Commitment to Safeguarding Patients, Team Members, and Community

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

As we enter 2021, Desert Radiology is continuing to stay committed to the safety of our patients and team members with strict COVID-19 protocols. The health and well-being of our patients, staff and the community at large has always driven every decision we make, which is why we at Desert Radiology encourage everyone to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

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.

Desert Radiology is the Official Imaging Partner for the Henderson SIlver Knights.

(LAS VEGAS, NV) November 1, 2020 - Desert Radiology will provide on-site imaging services during Silver Knight home games and support the team with outpatient diagnostics.

Our team continues to deepen their experience and knowledge to successfully prevent and treat several life-threatening ailments

By: William Perry, PA Supervisor -

Interventional radiology and neuroradiology are specialties crucial to the prevention and treatment of several life-threatening ailments – they are also areas we are committed to growing at Desert Radiology. With the recent addition of seasoned neuro and interventional radiologists, our team now consists of nearly 40 board-certified physicians who are breaking barriers in this intricate specialty.

Breast Health Should be Recognized Year-Round as Breast Cancer is the Second Most Common Cancer in Women

By: Vicki Thornhill, Imaging Facility Manager -

October is when breast cancer awareness is observed on a national scale, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this particular cancer is the second most common cancer in American women and per breastcancer.org, an estimated 276,480 invasive breast cancers are expected to be diagnosed among women this year alone - therefore there should be an awareness of breast cancer all year long.

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