Diagnostic Services

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 include examinations such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans and ultrasounds. Diagnostic services are primarily used to help health care providers detect a problem, and diagnose disease or injury. Diagnostic services can also be used to determine how well treatments are working, or to measure results over time.

You may be able to have the test in the location of your choice. Talk to your doctor to see if this is an option for you.

Starting with May 2022 data, the methodology for calculating the monthly wait time has changed for most services except for myocardial perfusion.

Wait times were previously estimated prospectively as they were based on the next available slot on the schedule. Currently, wait times are calculated retrospectively by using the median wait time for cases which were completed during the reported month. Therefore, wait times calculated using two different methodologies are not comparable.

As planned improvements in information systems for diagnostic services are implemented, diagnostic wait times will be standardized with other program areas.

Diagnostic Services Historical Information

Historical wait time data based on the two methods for April 2021 and April 2022 in included in the links.

View the historical information here – PDFpdf
View the historical information here – Excelexcel
Previous methodology – view the historical information – Excelexcel