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 - CT/CAT Scans

CT machines are located in all five regional health authorities.  Ask your health care provider where you are having your scan.

What is a CT/CAT Scan?

A computed tomography (CT/CAT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside the body.  It can be used to study many parts of your body, including organs, blood vessels, bones and the spinal cord.  Sometimes, a contrast material (dye) is injected to assess blood flow and look for other problems.

CT/CAT Scan Wait Times
Regional Health Authority
Wait Time
(in weeks)
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre 23
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 3
Thompson General Hospital 3
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre 21
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 27
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 7
Boundary Trails Health Centre 18
Portage District General Hospital 6
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 18
Grace Hospital 33
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 38
Health Sciences Centre – Children 6
Misericordia Health Centre 13
St. Boniface General Hospital 13
Seven Oaks General Hospital 14
Victoria General Hospital 22
Manitoba Average 23

Data for May 2020

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.

CT/CAT Scans Performed
Regional Health Authority
Number of Scans Performed
(per month)
Fiscal Year to Date1
Fiscal Year to Date1
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre 1,057 1,891 16,791
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 361 575 4,095
Thompson General Hospital 345 633 4,920
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre2 938 1,849 13,745
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 702 1,295 11,249
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 656 1,146 7,353
Boundary Trails Health Centre 752 1,267 10,044
Portage District General Hospital 438 697 5,623
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 820 1,416 11,442
Grace Hospital 1,361 2,328 18,057
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 3,669 6,370 48,829
Health Sciences Centre – Children 197 319 2,512
Misericordia Health Centre 487 785 9,529
St. Boniface General Hospital 2,835 4,932 38,890
Seven Oaks General Hospital 1,070 1,892 15,334
Victoria General Hospital 1,062 1,955 14,899
Manitoba Total 16,750 29,350 233,312

Data for May 2020

1 Fiscal year is April to March.

Diagnostic Services Historical Information

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

View the historical information here pdf