Imaging Locations & Hours of Operation
Please note each location offers different imaging services, competitive imaging pricing, and access to multidisciplinary specialties.
Carson Tahoe Imaging, a department of Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare, provides Carson City, Reno, Douglas County, Minden, Gardnerville, Dayton, and Lake Tahoe areas with convenient access to high-quality imaging exams, state-of-the-art technologies, and our expert radiology staff. Our state-of-the-art technologies allow board-certified radiologists, interventional radiologists, and highly skilled licensed technologists to work collaboratively to detect and evaluate diseases and other conditions faster and with more accuracy than ever before. In addition to providing leading edge clarity and accuracy, Carson Tahoe’s medical imaging modalities are specially designed to maximize patient comfort and reduce exposure to radiation.
All X-ray and imaging locations are accredited by the American College of Radiology, meaning they have undergone a rigorous review process to ensure they meet nationally accepted standards.
Carson Tahoe’s comprehensive Breast Center offers patients a seamless integration of preventive, diagnostic, imaging and surgical services in support of early detection and treatment of breast cancer – all in one, convenient location. Located on the Carson Tahoe Medical Campus, the center operates as an extension of Sierra Surgery and features the latest technological advancements, including 3D mammography, 2D mammography, breast biopsy, and breast MRI.
An X-ray machine uses a small dose of radiation to produce images also known as a radiograph. X-rays are noninvasive tests that use x-rays, which are passed through the body and captured on a detector from which a digital image is made. X-rays may be performed on any body part. X-rays are a frequent, quick and effective imaging tool utilized for illness or injury evaluation.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging technique that uses powerful magnets, radio waves and a computer to capture detailed pictures of the inside of your body. MRI helps doctors diagnose a disease or injury and it can monitor how well you are doing with a treatment. MRI exams can be done on different parts of your body. It is especially useful for looking at soft tissues and the nervous system. Unlike X-rays, which use ionizing radiation, MRI uses a non-ionizing approach to image the anatomy within the body. The type of non-ionizing energy is called radio-frequency (RF) waves. Unlike X-rays, RF waves do not break strands of DNA. This is one reason why MRI is a safer alternative as opposed to X-rays, and is a modality of choice for pregnant and pediatric patients. Learn more about your MRI exam here.
Learn more about our expert radiologists through Tahoe Carson Radiology.
Stress myocardial perfusion imaging is a nuclear cardiology test that shows how well blood flows to the muscle of the heart (the myocardium). A small amount of radioactive tracer lets doctors view heart function using a scanner called a SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) camera. Two sets of images are taken; one with the patient at rest and one after stress. There are two types of stress tests: treadmill exercise (standard) and drug-unduced sress, if a patient is unable to perform the exercise test due to a physicial disability or other reason. The patient’s doctor will determine which of the stress tests is appropriate and further interpret the results. Learn more about prepping for your stress test here.