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
3
Thompson General Hospital
2
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
4
Dauphin Regional Health Centre
3
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Hospital (Steinbach)
2
Boundary Trails Health Centre
2
Portage District General Hospital
1
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
5
Grace General Hospital
7
Health Sciences Centre - Adults
6
Health Sciences Centre - Pediatric
2
Misericordia Health Centre
5
St. Boniface General Hospital
6
Seven Oaks General Hospital
7
Victoria General Hospital
4
Manitoba Average
5
Data for May 2018

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)
2018/2019
Fiscal Year to Date1
2017/2018
Fiscal Year1
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre
1,343
2,669
13,128
Northern The Pas Health Complex
391
769
3,961
Thompson General Hospital
359
693
4,038
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
989
1,859
10,684
Dauphin Regional Health Centre
965
1,753
8,684
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Hospital (Steinbach)
516
971
5,444
Boundary Trails Health Centre
740
1,323
7,572
Portage District General Hospital
355
694
4,556
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
1,084
1,916
11,305
Grace General Hospital
1,442
2,723
13,662
Health Sciences Centre - Adults
4,016
8,037
48,632
Health Sciences Centre - Pediatric
185
363
2,168
Misericordia Health Centre
709
1,216
6,543
St. Boniface General Hospital
3,253
6,137
33,160
Seven Oaks General Hospital
1,157
2,275
13,261
Victoria General Hospital
1,091
2,097
12,218
Manitoba Total
18,595
35,495
199,016
Data for May 2018

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