MRI images are produced by a magnetic field and radiowaves passed through the body. There are no known harmful effects from MRI.Find out more
CT scanning uses x-ray and computer technology to create multiple “slices” of your body for more accurate assessment of your organs.Find out more
Tired of waiting for that all important imaging test? We offer very affordable CT and MRI exams which can be accessed through our convenient community clinics.
Community-provided Imaging Studies are Very Reasonably Priced at Insight
Most of our CT scans range between $400.00 and $600.00, while many of our MRI scans fall between $550.00 and $775.00. We encourage patients to check their insurance or employer benefits to see what kind of coverage they may have for community-provided services. Please note that while we update this information regularly, pricing is subject to change without notice. Please call Central Booking for details.
Appointment Wait Times
Most studies can be performed within one or two days. Some tests, such as Virtual Colonoscopy, require some dietary preparation which can take up to two days. We recommend patients discuss this option with their primary care provider, as they are best equipped to determine which tests are required. As supporters of best practise and safe imaging, we require a requisition from your doctor prior to performing any imaging studies*.
*No requisition required for qualifying patients having screening mammography or for body composition analysis.
What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of the body. These images can be used to diagnose and investigate progression of diseases. MRI uses no ionizing radiation and is the best tool to look for neurological cancers, and to diagnose, stage, and follow-up other cancers. It is also an effective tool to look at musculoskeletal injuries which can occur in sport, heavy labour working environments, or simply day-to-day life. Because MRI uses magnetic fields, it is important that any medical device implants are deemed safe prior to having this procedure done.
What is CT?
Computerized Tomography (CT) creates a three dimensional image of a scanned area using a rotating x-ray beam. The procedure is very fast and painless. Almost any part of the body can be evaluated with CT scanning. It is a very useful tool that can be used for primary diagnosis and disease screening. It can be used in both diagnostic and preventative capacities. For instance, Virtual Colonoscopy uses CT to look for abnormalities in the colon and eliminates the need for general anaesthetic and the insertion of a scope. Low dose screening CT studies of the chest are now being advocated for smokers. The internal organs of the abdomen are well demonstrated on CT scans and bones structures can be evaluated in great detail.