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Expedited Medical Imaging Services

Description of services

Facilities that provide Expedited Medical Imaging Services offer any or all of the following procedures:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with or without contrast including MRI Arthrogram
  • Computerized Tomography (CT) scan with or without contrast
  • Ultrasound

Service locations

Expedited Medical Imaging Services are offered at WorkSafeBC-approved facilities throughout B.C.

Referral process

All referrals for diagnostic procedures must be pre-authorized by WorkSafeBC.

For community physicians who want to make a referral for expedited medical imaging services, please do the following:

For referrals initiated by community physicians and received by the imaging facility without prior authorization by WorkSafeBC, a copy of the imaging study requisition must be faxed to the Visiting Specialists' Clinic (VSC) at 604.214.6799 for approval, prior to providing any services to the injured worker.

The imaging facility is responsible for booking and confirming the date and time of the diagnostic procedure(s) with the injured worker.

Inquiries

Please call Health Care Services at 604.232.7787 or toll-free at 1.866.244.6404. Alternatively, please visit the Expedited Medical Imaging Services contact details page for further information.