Dr. George Martin founded, what is now MD Imaging, in 1951, on Market Street in downtown Redding, California. Dr. Martin was the first physician "specialist" to make his home in Redding. His specialty was in Diagnostic Radiology. Our original office was located at the corner of Market and Tehama Streets in the Guibbani Building. This building is currently known as Sherven Square. The practice was renamed Redding Radiological Associates after several other radiologists entered the group. From its beginning 50 years ago(over half a century ago) above a drug store on Market Street to the total renovation of the practice in 1994 and its new name of MD Imaging Inc. in 1996, we continue to make available the latest in 21st century medical imaging technology.
The business is fully owned and operated by the radiologists that live, work, and raise their families in this community.
MD Imaging and Women's Imaging Center, a division of MD Imaging, has provided many medical "firsts" and continues to do so. In 1965, we were the first in the development of Nuclear Medicine and opened MD Nuclear Imaging in 2002 which has now joined with MD Imaging as MD Imaging's Nuclear Imaging Center and provides many nuclear medicine studies as well as PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography). PET is quickly becoming a major radiological modality used predominantly in finding cancer, neurologic conditions and cardiovascular disease. MD Imaging's Nuclear Imaging Center has the only permanent, on-site PET scanner north of Sacramento.
MD Imaging's Women's Imaging Center obtained one of the first of only 12 "Mammotest II Non-Surgical Breast Biopsy" machines approved for use in the United States. We were also the first to offer Digital Mammography in Northern California.
We brought the first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to the north state in 1987 and installed a new OpenSpeed MRI in late April of 2003. We have 4 MRI suites which include Conventional, Short-bore, 3T MRI, and Open MRI. MD Imaging offers the only Open MRI in Far Northern California.
As we move into the future, MD Imaging will continue to be dedicated to providing the finest care by combining the most caring, qualified staff with the most advanced technology.