Provides magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations and diagnosis.

330 East Columbia Street
B.C. V3L 3W7
Phone: 604-520-4767

Address Notes

Royal Columbian Hospital's medical imaging department is on the first floor of the Columbia Tower. Walk through the Health Care Centre's main entrance nearest the Emergency Department, turn right and walk past the Information Desk.  
Medical Imaging Reception and the MRI department are in the BLUE zone. Follow signs for the BLUE zone and/or the BLUE line on the floor to arrive at the Medical Imaging Reception, where you will register for your MRI appointment.

Parking and Transportation

Public transportation (Bus & Sky Train) available. Limited pay parking available.

Parking rate Parkade

Mobile parking payment: hangTag (must use Google Chrome internet browser to access the link)

First hour $4.25
Each additional hour $3.50
Day rate $11.25
Evenings  $5.25
24-hour rate $16.50

Please note: the 24-hour rate is only valid in the Royal Columbian Hospital Home and Community Care parkade and not in the Mental Health and Substance Use parkade. All other Mental Health and Substance Use parking rates are the same as Home and Community Care rates.

*If you have difficulty paying for parking, financial hardship permits may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your unit social worker for more information or contact Parking Administration at 604-930-5440 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) or email

Hours of operation

Sunday - Thursday, 24 hours.
Friday - Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

On-call availability seven days a week.


Physician referral and requisition forms are required. 


Physician referral and requisition forms are required. Once a requisition is received, we will contact the patient with an appointment date and time. Please confirm the appointment as soon as possible. No drop-ins.

Confirming your appointment
If your appointment has recently been scheduled, you must call 604-523-8886 to confirm your appointment. When you call to confirm your appointment, please leave your name, personal health number, phone number and date of MRI.

Please note: If you do not confirm your appointment, your appointment may be cancelled and given to another patient.

Changes or cancellations to your appointment
You may email for appointment changes or cancellations. We will send you an email communication to confirm your consent to which you must reply “Yes, I consent” before we can send you a response. 

Alternatively, if you can contact us by phone at 604-520-4767.

Language (s) Offered

Primarily English, although translation services can be made available with an advance notice.

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