Day: December 1, 2019

POLICY BRIEF: Private MRI options have grown substantially

In 1993, Canada’s first private magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) clinic opened in Calgary – the Western Canada MRI Centre. Critics accused the clinic of “undermining” Canada’s public health care system and predicted negative consequences.
More than a quarter-century after that clinic first opened, decided to investigate what options Canadian patients now have when it comes to paying for private MRI scans.