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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
11
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails
16
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre - Adults
26
Health Sciences Centre - Children
(with anaesthesia)
9
Health Sciences Centre - Children
(without anaesthesia)
13
Pan Am Clinic
24
St. Boniface General Hospital
25
Manitoba Average
23
Data for March 2016

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
721
8,013
7,541
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails
562
7,280
7,142
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre - Adults
1,849
23,322
21,103
Health Sciences Centre - Children
272
3,174
3,035
Pan Am Clinic
663
7,801
7,637
St. Boniface General Hospital
2,013
23,350
25,435
Manitoba Total2
6,080
72,940
71,893
Data for March 2016

1 Fiscal year is April to March.

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


Diagnostic Services Historical Information

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

View the historical information here pdf