High Desert Imaging opens diagnostic center | Local
ELKO – Compassion and caring are the underlying characteristics that make the new High Desert Imaging Center a vital addition to the community, according to administrator Steve Mims.
The company recently opened at 976 Mountain City Highway. Services offered include MRI, X-rays, ultrasound, mammography, bone density tests and CT scans.
“We had heard there was some unrest in the community with the hospital,” said Mims, who explained that doctors at the parent company had been exposed to reading images here through Nevada. Rural Hospital Partners.
In January, the business plan was drawn up and Tahoe Carson Radiology decided to expand to the Elko area with High Desert Imaging.
Doctors from the main office rotate there regularly. The company also practices teleradiology, which allows radiologists to make a diagnosis remotely.
“People come to tell us how happy they are to have a choice,” said Mims.
The company will begin performing mammograms on September 19. She has all the equipment in place but is awaiting final state certification. They are currently accepting appointments for mammograms.
“Half of the women in this community are not screened,” Mims said.