Who needs an MRI?

CAMIS performs all MRI examinations, including cardiac imaging and MR arthrography. We do not perform temporomandibular joints, perfusion studies, or breast MRI.

Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI is a type of diagnostic imaging that uses magnetic fields, not radiation, to obtain high resolution, three-dimensional images of any area of the body. It is considered to be the most effective form of imaging for musculoskeletal structures, muscles, the brain, and the spinal cord.

At CAMIS, we do not perform whole body screening MRI.


Q. I have claustrophobia. Can I have an MRI?

A. Yes. Our system is designed to alleviate feelings of claustrophobia.

Q. Can I pay for a private MRI?

A. Yes. CAMIS does offer a private pay option for MRI services. Please call 403-755-1060 for more information.

What to expect

An MRI Booking Specialist will complete an MRI Safety Screening Form with you at the time of booking.

Four-hour fasting is required for all abdominal or pelvic exams.

Take medications as necessary.

Additional instructions will be given at the time of booking.

Exams typically take 30 minutes.

Wear loose-fitting clothing, with no metal fasteners. Jewellery and watches are not permitted.

Downoad Prep Sheet

Still Have Questions?

If you have and questions or concerns about MRI, please contact Larry Lowe, MRI Manager at CAMIS.