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Imaging

Imaging services

Imaging is often required at the start of your orthopaedic diagnostic process. Great Basin Orthopaedics offers on-site x-ray and MRI for your convenience and continuity of care.

X-ray

What is it?
X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves that create a picture of the inside of your body.

Is it safe?
Generally, the amount of radiation you're exposed to during an X-ray is the equivalent to a few days of exposure to natural radiation from the environment.

When to use it?
X-rays are used to check for bone fractures.

What to expect?
When you have an X-ray, you may wear a lead apron to protect certain parts of your body. The technician will stand in another room or behind a shield. Depending on the body part being X-rayed, you may lie down during the procedure, sit or stand. While the doctor may require multiple X-rays (views of the injured area), taking the images takes only a few minutes.

MRI

What is it?
MRI – or Magnetic Resonance Imaging – uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to create a detailed, cross-sectional image of internal organs and structures. The procedure is non-invasive and painless.

When to use it?
MRI is used to identify things not visible on X-ray, including small fractures. An MRI’s ability to highlight contrasts in soft tissue makes it useful in deciphering problems with joints, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. MRI can also be used to identify infections and inflammatory conditions or to rule out problems such as tumors.

What to expect?
MRI uses a magnet to collect images, so items made of metal are not allowed near it (remove all jewelry and alert technician of any metal in your body like pacemakers or surgical hardware). During the MRI scan, you lie on a table that slides inside a tunnel-shaped machine. Scans typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, during which time you will need to remain still. While MRI machines make a lot of noise (you’ll be given ear protection), the scan is painless. Some scans require only part of the body to be inserted into the machine, and others require the entire body which may be uncomfortable for those who are prone to claustrophobia.

The x-ray tech Kathy was a pleasure. I was crying from the pain and she even took the time out to hug me.
Prompt professional knowledgeable service encountered from all staff members very patient oriented practice. Very pleased with my visit.
Mary B.
I was never a patient, but as an intern I enjoyed my time working here. The Doctors who run the practice are top notch. Work environment is structured organized and cheerful. I was offered a position but they couldn't get it approved but they gave me the help I needed to get my degree!
Austin Noriega
the staff at Great Basin is excellent from the phone, front desk, nurses and x-ray tech. very pleasant to deal with.
Great care from all levels!!! Excellent care from the emergency room to rehab! Follow-up care will be excellent, also!!! Excellent care, excellent recovery, makes healing much faster, perfect recipe!!!
I'm very happy with the doctor and staff and love the nice and big waiting room.
I have been a patient of both Dr. Fyda and Dr. Hayes. Both doctors were thorough and knowledgeable in all facets of my care. I felt very comfortable and confident knowing I was in well-trained hands.
Shannon S.
This place is amazing! I am telling everyone I know!
Totally AWESOME STAFF!! You will be glad you used them—you owe it to yourself to check them out, rather than only the HUGE “other” Ortho guys. I tried them both and I am BLESSED that I ended up with GBO. They are passionate about improving your life and helping you fully recover! Six stars out of five, 11 stars out of ten!!
David Michael Bel
I hurt my foot playing softball last summer. My friend referred me to Great Basin Orthopaedics. The doctors were super nice, and the employees were super nice, too. I hope to be back on the softball field this summer.
Kelly M.
My son was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident. The hospital said nothing was broken and sent him home telling him to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. He did not have insurance but was in process of getting some as he just moved to Nevada and no long qualified on mine. I called all the orthopedic clinics I could find they all said they would not see him. Finally one said OK in Sept. Even though I told them he could not use his arm at all and was in incredible pain. Get some insurance and call back. I offered to self pay for him still no. I finally found Great Basin. They were the kindest most helpful people I had talked to anywhere. They got him in within 4 days. The cost was exactly what they said. They then counseled him on where and how to get some insurance. When I followed up with them the next day they explained how they had applied the payment I had sent and his situation regarding insurance. I understood he was going to need insurance for any major treatment. We just needed to have his arm examined and get a professional opinion and make sure letting it go, while we got insurance, was not going to cause more damage. Great Basin is the first medical facility I've had to deal with in the last two years that has actually treated us like living beings. I am so appreciative. Thank you for helping us.
Kacee Casto
If you live in the Reno area, you just can't do better than Great Basin Orthopaedic. I'm someone with knee problems going way back decades, as well as other orthopedic issues, so I think I know what I'm talking about. Don't settle, get the best, go to Great Basin, or, as they call it GBO. I promise you will be glad you did.
Wanda H.
This place has truly been a godsend since my ACL surgery. Amy knows how and when to increase my activity levels. So lucky to have her helping with my recovery.
RedandJodi Muratori
I'm very pleased with everything they have done for me.
Betty T.
Great service. Nice staff. Would recommend to anyone needing knee replacement.
Jil L.
It was super convenient having PT at the same place as my surgery because they worked together to help me focus on my goals, to know what I could and couldn’t do and what my limits were. They were available to answer my questions on the spot, which helped the entire process go faster.
Kiley Cryer
I was amazed that when making the appointment that they were able to see me in two days.
It's been a few years since I went here with a broken arm and I can't thank them enough for the excellent care I got!!! I was able to avoid surgery and avoid my arm getting to stiff since he didn't put me in a full cast. The staff was super friendly throughout the whole building from the receptionist, the nurses, the x-ray techs and the dr. Literally everyone had a smile and that's rarer these days
Carissa Byram
Our daughter broke her arm twice and was seen by Dr. Lilyquist. He is patient, kind, and explained things well to us.
Ashley G
It was a great visit. I felt heard and cared for, and left feeling very satisfied. I immediately texted a friend to recommend GBO.
Gracias por toda la ayuda durante la visita.
The referral to the Physical Therapy Specialists was great! I really appreciate the efficiency of this practice in terms of taking me back at my scheduled appointment time, efficiency through x-ray, and not having to wait for the doctor. These attributes really made the experience.
I love how smoothly everything runs here. My doctor is amazing the nurse is great too. From checking in, to follow ups to my surgery (ACL) everything went so smoothly and even my post op care. I wish all my doctors outside ortho would go so smoothly! Great job guys!
Sharon B.
A very efficient run medical facility. Very professional staff who greeted you with a smile and introduced themselves in all interactions with the organization. A model for other medical groups to take notice.
Amazing office, professional, staff is happy, website is user friendly and the medical expertise is A++! Keep up the great hard work you all do in helping others.
Polly A.