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.

Diagnostic services wait times are currently reported as:

  • an average wait time for completed cases (calculated retrospectively),
  • a minimum wait time based on the next available slot in the schedule (estimated prospectively), or
  • an average wait time based on the next available slot in the schedule (estimated prospectively).

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

View the historical information here - PDF pdf
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