Book Your MRI


Book Your MRI

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APPOINTMENTS now available

Call 1-877-420-4232 to book your MRI appointment. Exams start November 7, 2016.

How to Book Your MRI

How to Book Your MRI



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)




MRI Pricing

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




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What is an MRI?

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.

Is there radiation in an MRI exam?

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.

How do I prepare for my 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.

What happens during an MRI scan?

We make it a priority to ensure that you are at ease during your MRI exam.

  • Complete the necessary medical forms obtained from front desk staff.
  • Canada Diagnostic Centres provides private and secure change rooms. Comfortable two piece scrubs will be provided for you to change into. You may be asked to remove your jewelry.
  • One of our friendly technologists will take you to the exam room and position you on the cushioned MRI table.
  • The MRI machine may make some noise so patients are provided either earplugs or headphones to wear during the scan. You will have verbal contact with the technologist throughout the scan should you need assistance.
  • The table is then moved into the centre of the scanner and the images are taken.
  • In certain instances, a contrast dye may be injected into the examination area to enhance the images. Should this be required, you will be advised when booking your exam.
  • Once the scan is complete, you are free to leave and resume normal activity.
  • Your results are sent directly from our radiologist to your referring physician.
  • At your request, Canada Diagnostic Centres offers a complimentary CD-ROM that contains images from your MRI.

Can anyone undergo an 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.

What is the weight limit

Our new MRI machine can accomidate patients up to 550lb.

What if I am claustrophobic?

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.