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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, SecondStreet.org decided to investigate what options Canadian patients now have when it comes to paying for private MRI scans.

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To see our column on this report – click here