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Fee Schedule

1.5 Tesla MRI

Most single area, routine exams cost $900. The price of your scan will be dependent on the time needed for your scan, complexity and whether or not an injection of contrast is required.

The price of your scan will be confirmed once we have received your doctor's referral and supporting information.

Below is an example of our most common MRI scan fees

Brain $900
Spine (per segment: cervical, thoracic or lumbar) $900
Joints (per ankle, elbow, wrist, shoulder, knee, hip) $900
Arthrograms (incl. contrast) $1400
Abdomen (incl. contrast) $1600
Breast (implant assessment) $1100
Breast (cancer staging) $1900
 Pain Management – Image-guided Procedures

Therapeutic Injections $900-$1100
Barbotage (ultrasound) $1000
hcPRP $1495

special pricing is available if diagnostic imaging is performed at Canada Diagnostic
Diagnostic Scans
Non-Contrast $600
With IV Contrast $1100

Dental Scans
Mandible OR Maxilla $300
Mandible AND Maxilla $450
All exams $500

Screening Scans (age criteria applies)
Heart Scan (calcium score) $700
Lungs $700
Heart & Lungs $900
Virtual Colonoscopy $1400
Abdominal Ultrasound $500
Carotid Artery Ultrasound $500

All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.  Prices may be subject to change without notice. We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa or debit cards.

Late Arrivals, Cancellation and No-Show Policy

We realize that unanticipated events can occur and may prevent you from keeping your appointment. In fairness and consideration of other patients that need to be seen as soon as possible, we request that you notify our clinic as soon as possible when you realize you will not be keeping an appointment.

Because of the length of time it takes to complete a scan, our appointment times are carefully scheduled.

Late Arrivals

If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to wait until the scanner is available or you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.


Please advise us at least one full working day prior to your appointment time that you need to cancel and/or reschedule. This gives us the opportunity to attempt to fill that slot with another patient who needs a scan. There is no charge to cancel or reschedule an appointment if sufficient notice is given.

If we do not receive at least one full working day's notice, we will charge you a cancellation fee of 10% of your scheduled scan's price. This fee will be due in full prior to your next appointment.


If a patient does not arrive for an appointment, they will be charged a 50% cancellation fee which will be due in full prior to the patient's next appointment.

Canada Diagnostic Centres in Vancouver is a private clinic. The costs of our MRI and CT scans are not covered by your provincial medical plan (MSP). Scans must be paid for by the individual or company arranging for the exam.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and debit cards only. Corporate clients may request a credit application.

There are some alternative ways to alleviate the cost of an MRI, CT or Ultrasound scan, depending on whether you are an individual, employee or business owner.

Individuals - The cost of an MRI, CT or Ultrasound scan paid for by an individual is eligible for the medical tax credit. The disability tax credit or the attendant care expense deduction may also be available. For further information on tax credits, contact Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281. This may be particularly helpful for people who may be retired or have no access to a business.

Employees - If you are a participating employee in a Group Benefit Program at work, you and your employer can arrange to have the cost of your MRI, CT or Ultrasound scan paid for under the program by your employer's group insurance carrier on an "extra-contractual" basis. The terms vary from plan to plan, but group benefit programs invariably provide for such "extra-contractual" arrangements. The expense is tax-deductible to the employer.

Business Owners - Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows business owners to 100% tax deduct medical and dental expenses through a Private Health Services Plan (PHSP). A PHSP can be arranged through The John Robinson Group Inc and Trusted Advisor™. Please visit www.trustedadvisor.ca* for a list of approved expenses and an online application.

Our Private Health Services Plan (PHSP) is a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) approved PHSP plan that allows small self-employed individuals and corporations to tax-deduct their dental and healthcare expenses in a tax-efficient and cost-efficient manner. Contact June Borlé, our Private Health Service Plan (PHSP) Specialist to know more

Disclaimer: These details are for information purposes only. For complete details please refer to specific contract wording or speak with your employer or a tax or financial advisor.


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