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Manitoba Wait Time Information
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
15
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails
14
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre - Adults
24
Health Sciences Centre - Children
(with anaesthesia)
11
Health Sciences Centre - Children
(without anaesthesia)
15
Pan Am Clinic
24
St. Boniface General Hospital
24
Manitoba Average
22
Data for June 2015

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)
2015/2016 Fiscal Year to Date1
2014/2015
Fiscal Year1
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
610
1,884
7,541
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails
572
1,757
7,142
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre - Adults
2,046
5,850
21,103
Health Sciences Centre - Children
285
812
3,035
Pan Am Clinic
679
1,960
7,637
St. Boniface General Hospital
1,935
6,111
25,435
Manitoba Total2
6,127
18,374
71,893
Data for June 2015

1 Fiscal year is April to March.

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