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Scott S. Nielsen, MD
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Suburban Radiologic Consultants (SRC) is a local, physician-owned radiology practice with seven metro outpatient imaging centers. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art medical imaging with expert subspecialty interpretation and the highest level of service.

Quality Medical Imaging
Our team strives to provide the highest level of service to our patients, healthcare providers and referring clinics. Our professional staffs’ focused dedication ensures the most accurate and timely results of your exam. Reports are sent to your healthcare provider within 24 hours after your exam.

Experienced Subspecialty Radiologists
Our practice includes more than 60 board-certified, subspecialty radiologists, who interpret studies for major medical systems such as Allina and Fairview.

State-of-the-Art Technology
We utilize the most advanced imaging equipment and technologies available. This ensures the highest quality images and the most accurate results.

History
1930s: Dr. Gjert Kelby started Suburban Radiologic Consultants at Fairview Hospital.

1950s: Reading x-rays for Fairview and Glenwood Hills. Practice included 2 more radiologists, including Dr. Wilson Godfrey.

1960s: Asked to provide coverage for Fairview Southdale, Unity and Mercy Hospitals. Consisted of 14 radiologists and completely independent from the hospitals. Established the name Suburban Radiologic Consultants (SRC) and opened an office next to Southdale Hospital. SRC was one of the largest radiology practices in the country, providing services at five hospitals and a private office.

1970s: Growth was steady – grew to 18 radiologists.

1980s: Asked to provide coverage at Fairview Ridges in Burnsville, and Midway Hospital and Divine Redeemer in St. Paul. Fairview and St. Mary’s Hospitals merged into Riverside Medical Center and St. Mary’s radiologists became part of SRC. SRC divided into two divisions to better manage the practice:

  • SRC North covered Mercy and Unity Hospitals (Allina)
  • SRC South covered Fairview Hospitals
  • Grew to over 40 radiologists providing coverage at eight hospitals and several clinics and offices.
  • 1985-89: NETCARE—a collaboration between Fairview, North Memorial and Health Central with SRC and MRA
  • brought the first 1.5 T mobile magnet in the country to Fairview Southdale, Riverside, North Memorial and Unity
  • first MR scanner in Minnesota outside of Mayo
  • allowed for shared technology until each hospital could support their own fixed magnet
  • brain child of Drs. William Chandler and Ron DeCesare from SRC
  • first year most interpretations were by Drs. Gustafson and DeCesare from South and Drs. Houston and Begich from North


1990s: Riverside merged with Fairview University, leading SRC to provide services at the University in conjunction with the University faculty. Imaging centers opened in Burnsville and Coon Rapids. The practice grew to 43 radiologists providing coverage at six area hospitals and several private imaging centers and clinics.

2000s: Opened outpatient imaging centers in Maple Grove, Southdale (Edina) and Blaine. The practice continued to grow and maintained a reputation of being one of the most stable radiology practices in the country.

2014: Opened our newest outpatient imaging center in Northwest Coon Rapids, offering advanced imaging capabilities including a 3T MRI scanner and SPECT/CT.

Today SRC consists of more than 60 radiologists and over 300 employees. The practice provides radiology services to 15 hospitals and more than 200 clinics.