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
Facility
Wait Time
(in weeks)
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre 11
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 3
Thompson General Hospital 4
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre 3
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 10
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 7
Boundary Trails Health Centre 3
Portage District General Hospital 1
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 5
Grace Hospital 4
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 3
Health Sciences Centre – Children 4
Misericordia Health Centre 2
St. Boniface General Hospital 2
Seven Oaks General Hospital 8
Victoria General Hospital 10

Data for May 2022

Wait times are reported as a median wait time for completed cases (calculated retrospectively).

CT/CAT Scans Performed
Regional Health Authority
Facility
Number of Scans Performed
(per month)
2022/2023
Fiscal Year to Date1
2021/2022
Fiscal Year1
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre 1,376 2,733 17,589
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 504 900 4,889
Thompson General Hospital 454 912 5,817
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre 1,581 2,446 17,210
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 1,039 1,855 11,286
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 923 1,676 9,123
Boundary Trails Health Centre 997 1,862 11,185
Portage District General Hospital 746 1,416 8,206
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 1,193 2,277 13,541
Grace Hospital 1,795 3,470 18,815
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 4,705 8,879 52,914
Health Sciences Centre – Children 296 541 3,065
Misericordia Health Centre 938 1,678 10,657
St. Boniface General Hospital 3,314 6,303 37,628
Seven Oaks General Hospital 1,662 3,341 19,034
Victoria General Hospital 1,554 2,919 17,196
Manitoba Total 23,077 43,208 258,155

Data for May 2022

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:

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