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 39
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 4
Thompson General Hospital 2
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre 10
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 16
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 5
Boundary Trails Health Centre 8
Portage District General Hospital 2
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 20
Grace Hospital 22
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 23
Health Sciences Centre – Children 3
Misericordia Health Centre 16
St. Boniface General Hospital 24
Seven Oaks General Hospital 13
Victoria General Hospital 15
Manitoba Average 18

Data for November 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 1,433 12,098 15,331
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 421 3,269 4,180
Thompson General Hospital 433 4,009 5,390
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre2 1,552 12,530 15,443
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 898 7,821 10,493
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 838 5,977 7,549
Boundary Trails Health Centre 923 7,397 10,087
Portage District General Hospital 670 5,581 6,088
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 1,166 8,882 11,024
Grace Hospital 1,636 12,774 16,833
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 4,646 35,997 47,448
Health Sciences Centre – Children 280 2,152 2,684
Misericordia Health Centre 922 7,125 8,817
St. Boniface General Hospital 3,060 25,600 34,245
Seven Oaks General Hospital 1,644 12,334 15,661
Victoria General Hospital 1,573 11,399 15,026
Manitoba Total 22,095 174,945 226,299

Data for November 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