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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 - MRI Scans

MRI machines are located in the Prairie Mountain Health, Southern Health-Santé Sud, and Winnipeg regional health authorities. Ask your health care provider where you are having your scan.

What is an MRI?

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In some cases, a contrast material (dye) may be injected to show pictures of organs or structures more clearly.

 

Please note:  not all facilities perform all types of MRI scans.


MRI Scan Wait Times

Regional Health Authority Facility Wait Time
(in weeks)
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
9
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails
15
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre - Adults
18
Health Sciences Centre - Children
(with anaesthesia)
12
Health Sciences Centre - Children
(without anaesthesia)
12
Pan Am Clinic
21
St. Boniface General Hospital
21
Manitoba Average
18
Data for September 2014

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.

MRI Scans Performed

Regional Health Authority
Facility
Number of Scans Performed
(per month)
2014/2015 Fiscal Year to Date1
2013/2014
Fiscal Year1
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
613
3,893
7,128
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails
664
3,560
6,614
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre - Adults
1,681
10,047
17,604
Health Sciences Centre - Children
253
1,516
2,938
Pan Am Clinic
642
3,867
9,576
St. Boniface General Hospital
2,176
13,019
27,102
Manitoba Total2
6,029
35,902
70,962
Data for September 2014

1 Fiscal year is April to March.

2 Total MRI volumes include some scans performed at other facilities through contract with the WRHA.