Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Diagnostic Imaging

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a way to take detailed images of organs and tissues (muscles and fat) throughout the body, without the use of X-rays. MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and computers to produce images that will help your doctor determine if you have an injury or disease. 

More about this service

Location, hours and contact information

Aberdeen Hospital
Tel: 902-752-7600 ext 2920
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-567-7778
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Tel: 902-893-4321
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halifax Infirmary QEII
Tel: 902-473-3618
Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-867-4500 ext 4216
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Valley Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-679-3819 ext 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday:  6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Two Saturdays per month: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Victoria Building, Victoria General, QEII 
Tel: 902-473-3618
Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. *This service may not be available some weekends. Please phone for details.

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tel: 1-877-742-2571
Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How do I get an appointment?

A referral from your doctor is required. 

How do I prepare for my appointment?

How do I cancel/change my appointment? 

Please call 1-844-I-REBOOK (1-844-473-2665). You will be asked to select the location of your appointment and service.

You will be connected with a team member who can cancel your appointment and help arrange for a new appointment. 

*The DI Re-Book line does not currently connect patients to the IWK Health Centre. If you're trying to re-book or cancel an IWK Diagnostic Imaging appointment, you must call one of the following numbers:

  • For IWK Ultrasound: (902) 470-8970
  • For IWK MRI: (902) 470-7027
  • For IWK X-Ray, CT, Bone Density, or Nuclear Medicine: (902) 470-7962


Wait times

Current average wait times for an MRI with us can be found HERE