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 49
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 3
Thompson General Hospital 3
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre 3
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 8
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 6
Boundary Trails Health Centre 16
Portage District General Hospital 3
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 21
Grace Hospital 50
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 19
Health Sciences Centre – Children 5
Misericordia Health Centre 24
St. Boniface General Hospital 25
Seven Oaks General Hospital 16
Victoria General Hospital 27
Manitoba Average 25

Data for February 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)
2020/2021
Fiscal Year to Date1
2019/2020
Fiscal Year1
Interlake-Eastern Selkirk Regional Health Centre 1,222 13,803 16,791
Northern St Anthony's Hospital (The Pas) 353 3,835 4,095
Thompson General Hospital 428 4,846 4,920
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre2 1,483 13,656 16,591
Dauphin Regional Health Centre 810 9,585 11,249
Southern Health-Santé Sud Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach) 655 6,722 7,353
Boundary Trails Health Centre 790 9,004 10,044
Portage District General Hospital 614 5,322 5,623
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital 965 9,889 11,442
Grace Hospital 1,320 15,213 18,057
Health Sciences Centre – Adults 3,964 43,118 48,829
Health Sciences Centre – Children 192 2,404 2,512
Misericordia Health Centre 843 7,827 9,529
St. Boniface General Hospital 3,147 31,027 38,890
Seven Oaks General Hospital 1,407 13,976 15,334
Victoria General Hospital 1,514 13,341 14,899
Manitoba Total 19,707 203,568 236,158

Data for February 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