A Brief History of Desert Radiology's Role in the Growing Las Vegas Sports Scene

As the Las Vegas professional sports scene grows, so too do the medical needs of the Southern Nevada community. The athletes on professional teams are at a higher risk of injury due to their busy playing and training schedules, and they require the high level of professionalism and excellence Desert Radiology provides to keep them in the game. We have a history of working with Southern Nevada’s professional, amateur, and college athletic teams, and we believe partnering with these teams and their athletes is an honor for our practice. This month, we’d like to look back at some of our most noticeable accomplishments working with local sports teams and the privilege that came along with it.

During their inaugural 2017-2018 season, our practice partnered with the Las Vegas Golden Knights and worked directly with Golden Knights Medical Team to provide on-site imaging services during home games at the T-Mobile Arena. This marked our first partnership with a major league sports team, but it was another chapter in our long-standing history of supporting Southern Nevada’s athletic teams.

“In professional sports, the Sports Medicine teams must be integrated with a high-quality radiology group for player care,” said Golden Knights Director of Sports Performance and Head Athletic Trainer, Jay Mellette. “In the Vegas Golden Knights’ inaugural season, we established our formal relationship with Desert Radiology to ensure we collaborate with their Radiologists due to their high degree of professionalism, accuracy of medical care, and availability of service. Over the past five seasons, the Vegas Golden Knights continue to receive VIP service for our players by the Desert Radiology physicians and staff.”

In March of 2018, we became the official imaging partner for the Las Vegas Lights Football Club (FC) for their inaugural season and provided first-class imaging services and care to their players. Just a few months later, in June of that same year, we were selected as the official imaging partner of the Las Vegas Aces to provide both onsite and outpatient imaging.

2020 marked a milestone for our practice and the local sports scene as the Las Vegas Raiders began their first season playing in Las Vegas. Desert Radiology was honored to announce a partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders during the 2020-2021 NFL season, providing on-site imaging care for all home games played at Allegiant Stadium. Our practice also worked directly with the Raiders’ medical team to provide outpatient imaging services to all the athletes on the team, marking another part of our journey to support Southern Nevada athletes with the standard of excellence they deserve.

Desert Radiology and its sports team sponsorships reiterate our ongoing commitment to support a healthy Southern Nevada community. We believe providing top-notch services and quality diagnostic care are to our athletes will keep the Las Vegas sports scene thriving for years to come, and we are excited to see sports teams and athletes of all levels continue to be a growing pillar of our community.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

“I go to no other place since 2004 due to the fact that at Palomino Dessert Radiologist I get excellent care. Everyone and I mean everyone from the security officers in the front door, front desk clerks, to MRI technician Miss Jesenia and her assistant. They all give excellent service! All of the technicians practice/work with great care, compassion, and excellent work ethics. For this reason I honestly believe they deserve five and more stars.”


Vanessa Escobar