The wait time data provided here are for scheduled tests, treatments and services only. Patients who require emergency care are not placed on a wait list.

Diagnostic Services - CT/CAT Scans

CT machines are located in all five regional health authorities.  Ask your health care provider where you are having your scan.

What is a CT/CAT Scan?

A computed tomography (CT/CAT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside the body.  It can be used to study many parts of your body, including organs, blood vessels, bones and the spinal cord.  Sometimes, a contrast material (dye) is injected to assess blood flow and look for other problems.


CT/CAT Scan Wait Times
Regional Health Authority
Facility
Wait Time
(in weeks)
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre
4
Northern The Pas Health Complex
2
Thompson General Hospital
2
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
4
Dauphin Regional Health Centre
2
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Hospital (Steinbach)
3
Boundary Trails Health Centre
2
Portage District General Hospital
1
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
5
Grace General Hospital
6
Health Sciences Centre - Adults
5
Health Sciences Centre - Pediatric
2
Misericordia Health Centre
4
St. Boniface General Hospital
5
Seven Oaks General Hospital
5
Victoria General Hospital
3
Manitoba Average
4
Data for October 2017

Diagnostic wait times are currently under development. Facilities are in different stages of implementation of improved technology for wait time data collection, resulting in variability in wait time data presented between facilities.

CT/CAT Scans Performed
Regional Health Authority
Facility
Number of Scans Performed
(per month)
2017/2018
Fiscal Year to Date1
2016/2017
Fiscal Year1
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre
1,347
7,672
11,863
Northern The Pas Health Complex
351
2,409
4,366
Thompson General Hospital
339
2,329
4,263
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
884
6,348
10,520
Dauphin Regional Health Centre
815
5,087
7,646
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Hospital (Steinbach)
475
3,055
4,882
Boundary Trails Health Centre
561
4,436
7,430
Portage District General Hospital
366
2,722
4,334
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
987
6,454
11,048
Grace General Hospital
1,300
7,493
12,973
Health Sciences Centre - Adults
4,206
28,055
41,933
Health Sciences Centre - Pediatric
182
1,240
1,697
Misericordia Health Centre
490
3,981
7,329
St. Boniface General Hospital
2,874
19,389
30,405
Seven Oaks General Hospital
1,128
7,870
12,195
Victoria General Hospital
963
7,513
13,313
Manitoba Total
17,268
116,053
186,197
Data for October 2017

1 Fiscal year is April to March.


Diagnostic Services Historical Information

Historical data for the previous 13 months is available by clicking the link below:

View the historical information here pdf