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 43
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 5
Thompson General Hospital 1
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre 2
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 10
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 6
Boundary Trails Health Centre 4
Portage District General Hospital 5
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 17
Grace Hospital 22
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 23
Health Sciences Centre – Children 4
Misericordia Health Centre 24
St. Boniface General Hospital 21
Seven Oaks General Hospital 11
Victoria General Hospital 14
Manitoba Average 19

Data for July 2021

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
Facility
Number of Scans Performed
(per month)
2021/2022
Fiscal Year to Date1
2020/2021
Fiscal Year1
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre 1,550 5,889 15,331
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 439 1,567 4,180
Thompson General Hospital 472 2,088 5,390
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre2 1,524 6,305 15,443
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 912 4,137 10,493
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 734 2,865 7,549
Boundary Trails Health Centre 925 3,686 10,087
Portage District General Hospital 708 2,692 6,088
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 1,071 4,318 11,024
Grace Hospital 1,591 6,170 16,833
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 4,768 17,765 47,448
Health Sciences Centre – Children 235 1,012 2,684
Misericordia Health Centre 862 3,565 8,817
St. Boniface General Hospital 3,245 13,140 34,245
Seven Oaks General Hospital 1,695 6,394 15,661
Victoria General Hospital 980 5,540 15,026
Manitoba Total 21,711 87,133 226,299

Data for July 2021

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 pdf
View the historical information here - Excel excel