Medical (Diagnostic) Imaging Services

Medical imaging services include all examinations such as general x-rays, computed tomography (CAT Scan) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasounds, mammograms and some nuclear medicine examinations. Medical imaging services are primarily used to help health care providers detect a problem, and diagnose disease or injury. Medical imaging services can also be used to determine how well treatments are working, or to measure results over time.

Western Health provides a full range of medical imaging services to the residents of the western region.  Not all examinations can be completed at all sites. The wait time for some examinations may vary by facility. Although you generally will want to have your test completed at the location nearest your home, some examinations may have shorter wait times at another facility. Talk to your doctor to see if this is an option for you.

Wait times for medical imaging services are based on the next available appointment for a non urgent out patient examination. As a result, medical imaging wait times are estimated wait times. In some cases patients will wait less than the reported time and in other cases some patients may be required to wait longer. The wait times are updated monthly.

Click on the following for medical imaging service wait times:

 


 

Wait Times for CAT SCAN

 Western Memorial Regional HospitalSir Thomas Roddick Hospital
Head 1.5 weeks 1 week
Chest/Body 1.5 weeks 1 week
Spine 1.5 weeks 1 week
Extremity/Joint 1.5 weeks 1 week
CT Colonography 1.5 weeks 1 week
Wait Times as of January 31 , 2017

For more information on CAT Scan visit our Programs and Services page Computerized Tomography (CAT Scan)

Wait Times for MRI

 Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Head 7 weeks
Spine 8 weeks
Abdomen/Pelvis 9 weeks
Extremity/Joint 9 weeks
General Anaesthesia 6 weeks
Wait Times as of January 31, 2017

For more information on MRI visit our Programs and Services page Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Wait Times for Ultrasound

 Western Memorial Regional HospitalSir Thomas Roddick HospitalDr. Charles Legrow Health Centre
Abdomen 4 weeks 3.5 weeks 4 weeks
Pelvis 4 weeks 3.5 weeks As per request
Obstetrical As per request As per request As per request
Echocardiogram 10 weeks Service not provided Service not provided
Carotid Doppler 6 weeks Not Applicable 4 weeks
Extremity & Small Parts 4 weeks 3.5 weeks 4 weeks
Doppler- vessels eg.Vascular Leg As per request As per request As per request
Transplanted Kidney As per request As per request As per request
Thorax

4 weeks

3.5 weeks 4 weeks
Wait Times as of January 31, 2017

For more information on Ultrasound visit our Programs and Services page Ultrasound.

Wait Times for Nuclear Medicine

 Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Bone Scan 2 weeks
Thyroid Scan 5 weeks
MIBI/Cardiolite 10 weeks
All Other Scans 2 weeks
Wait Times as of January 31, 2017

For more information on Nuclear Medicine visit our Programs and Services page Nuclear Medicine.

Wait Times for Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

 Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Baseline BMD As requested
Wait Times as of January 31, 2017

For more information on BMD visit our Programs and Services page Bone Mineral Densitometry.

Wait Times for Mammography

 Western Memorial  Regional HospitalWestern Provincial Breast Screening CentreSir Thomas Roddick Hospital
Baseline Mammogram 1.5 weeks

1 week

8 weeks
Wait Times as of January 31, 2017

For more information on Mammography visit our Programs and Services page Mammography (Diagnostic/Routine).

Wait Times for X-Ray

 Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Barium Meal 2 weeks
Small Bowel Follow through 2 weeks
Barium Enema As requested
IVP As requested
Voiding Cystogram As requested
Myelogram As requested
Arthrogram/Sialogram As requested
Angiogram 3 weeks
ERCP As requested

Wait Times as of January 31, 2017

For more information on General Radiology  at all sites within Western Health visit our Programs and Services page General Radiology.

Medical Imaging Information by Facility

Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Corner Brook, NL
LocationHoursContact Information

Medical Imaging Department
Ground Floor, left  side of main corridor

Monday to Friday
7:30 - 4:00

Contact Referring Physician Office

Scheduling -    (709) 637-5000 ext 5440
Registration -  (709) 637-5000 ext 5567

Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital
Stephenville, NL
LocationHoursContact Information
Medical Imaging Department

Monday to Friday
7:30 - 3:30

Scheduling/Registration 
(709) 643-5111 ext 245
Dr. Charles Legrow Health Centre
Port-aux-Basques, NL
LocationHoursContact Information
Medical Imaging Department Monday to Friday
8:00 - 4:00
Scheduling/Registration
(709) 695-4529