Diagnostic Imaging

A PET CT (Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography) scan is an imaging test showing how an organ or tissue works. MRI and CT scans are different than a PET CT scan because they show the structure (shape or make up) of organs or tissue inside your body. 

PET scans can help health care providers diagnose many conditions, find early stages of diseases like cancers, injuries, and infections and see abnormalities even without seeing structural changes. 

This helps in choosing the best treatment for you. The information from a PET CT scan can also help your health care provider decide the best treatment for you. PET CT can also help check if therapy is working and help plan for surgery and radiotherapy.

More about this service

Location, hours and contact information

Victoria Building - QEII
Tel: 902-473-3618
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How do I get an appointment?

A referral from a specialist is required. 

How do I change or cancel 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 a PET CT Scan with us can be found HERE