Our story begins in the early 1950s with Dr. Robert Taylor and his wife, Harriett. The Taylors moved to Las Vegas following Dr. Taylor training in radiology and radiation oncology. He worked alone for many years, until 1964 when Dr. Harris Knudson joined him. When the need for another physician arose, Dr. James Lum, who had served with in the military with Dr. Knudson, accepted the offer to join the small practice and moved to Las Vegas. Together the three formed a professional corporation in the state of Nevada on January 6, 1966 under the name Taylor, Knudson & Lum. They provided radiology services to UMC hospital and operated two small outpatient facilities on Maryland Parkway and Rancho Lane. In 1969, Dr. Francis Esposito joined the practice, followed by Dr. Richard Ellis in 1971. When Desert Springs Hospital opened it's doors, the practice was brought on to provide radiology services and Dr. Ellis was named Chief of the Radiology Department. Later that same year, Dr. Paul Bandt joined the practice.
By the mid 1970s, the practice comprised of six radiologists was thriving with multiple hospital contracts and a busy outpatient imaging business. In 1977, the Rancho Lane location was expanded and renamed to Desert Radiologists. As the practice continued to expand they opened Nevada Radiation Oncology Center (NROC) in 1980, the very first outpatient radiation therapy center in the state. That same year, the practice began servicing Southwest Medical Associates. The Rancho Lane office remained open until it's relocation to 2020 Palomino Lane in 1987. In 2017, the practice name was changed to Desert Radiology. Today, the practice provides radiology services for 12 Nevada hospitals.
Desert Radiology has grown with the Southern Nevada community to be the premier diagnostic imaging center. Our practice comprises more than 80 specialty trained radiologists and 500 clinical and support staff, providing diagnostic imaging services at 11 outpatient facilities.