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 6
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 3
Thompson General Hospital 2
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre 4
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 4
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 5
Boundary Trails Health Centre 3
Portage District General Hospital 1
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 7
Grace Hospital 10
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 10
Health Sciences Centre – Children 2
Misericordia Health Centre 6
St. Boniface General Hospital 8
Seven Oaks General Hospital 5
Victoria General Hospital 5
Manitoba Average 6

Data for June 2019

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 1,410 4,226 15,543
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 373 1,099 4,283
Thompson General Hospital 402 1,190 4,386
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre2 1,409 4,191 16,598
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 971 2,929 9,792
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 581 1,769 6,172
Boundary Trails Health Centre 818 2,506 8,851
Portage District General Hospital 436 1,349 4,393
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 931 2,989 11,663
Grace Hospital 1,563 4,697 17,180
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 4,211 12,721 48,896
Health Sciences Centre – Children 185 588 2,161
Misericordia Health Centre 766 2,278 8,176
St. Boniface General Hospital 3,112 9,695 34,649
Seven Oaks General Hospital 1,236 3,779 13,554
Victoria General Hospital 1,222 3,596 12,964
Manitoba Total 19,626 59,602 219,261

Data for June 2019

1 Fiscal year is April to March.

2 Brandon volumes have been revised to include emergency and inpatient cases in order to align with reporting for other Manitoba facilities.

Diagnostic Services Historical Information

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

View the historical information here pdf