MD Imaging’s legacy began in 1951 when George Martin, MD, opened the area’s first radiology practice at the corner of Market and Tehama Streets in downtown Redding, California, in the Guibbani Building (today known as Sherven Square). Dr. Martin soon partnered with other radiologists and renamed the office Redding Radiological Associates. From our humble beginning 65 years ago in an office above a drugstore, to a total renovation and name change in 1994 to MD Imaging, Inc., we are today the trusted radiologic leader in the area, with imaging services on Court Street and vascular and interventional services on Edith Avenue.
Striving to offer the most complete diagnostic services, we have brought many “firsts” into the area, such as nuclear medicine and positron emission topography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and MammoTest II non-surgical breast biopsy. Rooted in community, our history demonstrates continual advancement in meeting the growing needs of our patients and referring physicians.

Celebrating 65 years of diagnostic excellence.

A Walk Through Time


Dr. George Martin opens a radiology practice at the corner of Market and Tehama Streets. The practice is eventually renamed Redding Radiological Associates, which is today MD Imaging.


Realizing the many benefits of nuclear medicine, MD Imaging becomes the first to introduce the specialty to Northern California.


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is added to MD Imaging’s service offerings, offering the first of this advanced diagnostic service north of Sacramento. Today, MD Imaging offers 4 MRI suites, including conventional, short-bore, 3 Tesla (3T), and Open MRI.


Understanding the diagnostic needs unique to women, MD Imaging opens a Women’s Imaging Center within the Court Street location. MD Imaging offers the gold standard in breast imaging and digital mammography, coupled with a computer-aided detection program called Second Look.


MD Imaging becomes the first center north of Sacramento, and one of only 12 sites in the U.S., to offer MammoTest II non-surgical breast biopsy.


Redding Radiological Associates merges with Shasta Diagnostic Imaging to form MD Imaging.


MD Imaging becomes the first imaging center north of Sacramento to offer positron emission tomography (PET).


MD Imaging installs an OpenSpeed MRI, offering the only MRI of its kind north of Sacramento.


The Northern California Vascular & Interventional Center opens on Edith Avenue, offering outpatient preventative and aesthetic procedures to support healthier living.


Meeting the need for the earliest possible breast cancer diagnostic screening, MD Imaging installs 3D Mammography equipment, offering patients the first service of its kind in the North State.


MD Imaging Celebrates 65 Years of Service


Offering reduced radiation, improved comfort, and capability to hold a patient up to 660 lbs, MD Imaging installs the Toshiba Aquilion Prime 160 Slice CT Machine, becoming the first center in the area to offer this level of technology.


MD Imaging installs several Toshiba Aplio 500 Platinum Series Ultrasound Machines, becoming the first center in the area to offer such advanced ultrasound image quality.