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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.


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.


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.

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
I have seen 3 doctors in this office and they are all excellent in their field.
Virginia Anderson
I'm very happy with the doctor and staff and love the nice and big waiting room.

Always professional, courteous and compelling for me, the patient, to do exercises that enhance performance. I am challenged to exercise Amy's list of items so I can get better through each appointment. VG!

Amazing professional! She made a custom splint for our son (who lost the tip of his thumb) so he could get back to playing sports. She squeezed him in without an appointment. Thank you!
stacy becker
Tina is knowledgeable, compassionate and has me on my way to recovery!
Elizabeth Korinek
I was amazed that when making the appointment that they were able to see me in two days.
I was so impressed with the friendly and caring people. I would say it was one of the best appointments for anything I have ever had! Thank you!
Sandy Jennings
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

The staff at Great Basin are the best I've ever encountered. I can't pick just one because they all work so well together and step in when needed to complete a task. I really thought it was amazing. AND all were so friendly and interested.

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

Explained well, attentive to patient needs-so pleased I chose to see Dr. Hayes.

Very friendly and knowledgeable! Gave detailed information as appointment progressed! Thank you!!!!
Lonnie Shields
the staff at Great Basin is excellent from the phone, front desk, nurses and x-ray tech. very pleasant to deal with.
The check-in process was efficient. All the staff members were professional and cordial.
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.

Dr. Dickens is a great surgeon he has done now over 4 surgeries after I was in a motorcycle accident when a car hit me. He has really been an advocate for me and for getting things taken care of. Plus his positive attitude and encouragement is second to none.

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
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.

Dr. Owens is an amazing surgeon. She did a beautiful job on my total knee replacement with a hinged knee. Everything was perfect, I was walking right away no problems no
complications, all this after difficulty walking for over 30 years and recovering from being paralyzed from the waist down. I highly recommend this very skilled surgeon. She goes the extra mile. Everything was explained and informed thru every step of the process, all my questions were answered, I never have been so prepared for a surgical procedure.

Gracias por toda la ayuda durante la visita.
Absolutely positive experience!
Catherine Oppio

Dr. Kieckbusch showed me the x-rays and explained the problem and said when I was ready he would correct the problem. Very good personality and explained it so I understood it. Will definitely go back when I'm ready.

The x-ray tech Kathy was a pleasure. I was crying from the pain and she even took the time out to hug me.