Call 1-877-420-4232 to book your MRI appointment. Exams start November 7, 2016.
Click here to download and print a copy of our CDC General Requisition form.
Speak to your practitioner about an MRI with CDC.
If your practitioner believes an MRI is required, have them fill out the CDC General Requisition form you printed. Ensure they include clinical history and area to be scanned.
Call CDC at 403.212.5855 or 1.877.420.4232 to book your MRI appointment. Follow all preparation instructions prior to your appointment.
Arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time at our CDC Chinook clinic located at:
1-6020 1A St SW
Please ensure you have:
Your Alberta Health Care Card (or other provincial health care card)
Diagnostic MRI scans are provided on a per fee basis and are not covered by Alberta Health Care.
Our Private MRI services are located at our CDC Chinook location in Calgary, Alberta.
1-6020 1A St SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G3
Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) technology uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the internal structures of the body. An MRI exam is accurate, safe and painless.
An MRI exam detects and can help diagnose a vast array of conditions including (but not limited to):Tumors, Bleeding, Injury, Disease, and Infection.
An MRI exam may also provide further insight into an abnormality determined previously by an x-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan.
MRI does not use radiation to create the required images. There are no known side effects or risks associated with MRI. However, as with all diagnostic imaging, there should be a valid medical reason supported by your doctor before having an MRI.
Canada Diagnostic Centres strives to ensure that every patient is both comfortable and well informed before and on the day of his or her exam. If you have ever had metal in your eye, have any implanted devices, tattoos, or if you experience claustrophobia please notify us prior to your examination. Please also inform us if you have any allergies, diabetes, heart or kidney disease, or limited mobility.
Specific instructions depending on the type of MRI exam will be provided to you at time of booking.
We make it a priority to ensure that you are at ease during your MRI exam.
Most people are able to have an MRI exam without restructions or complications. Since MRI uses strong magnetic fields, it's important to inform the clinic prior to your exam if any of the following (but not limited to) apply: Have ever had metal in your eye or any other body part, Implanted pacemaker, Implanted aneurysm clip, or Body piercings.
Our new MRI machine can accomidate patients up to 550lb.
Our new MRI offers a 70 cm wide bore opening, the largest MRI opening in Alberta. An exam in a wide-bore machine can reduce anxiety and feelings associated with claustrophobia.