Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Lions Gate Hospital

MRI provides a means of "seeing" inside of the body in order to identify certain diseases or abnormal conditions.

Is MRI right for me?

MRI has become the preferred procedure for diagnosing problems in many parts of the body. MRI can be used to see differences between healthy and unhealthy tissue in the brain, spine, joints, abdomen, blood vessels, and other body parts.

The most important part of preparing for your MRI is determining whether you have any metal or surgical implants that may be affected by the magnetic fields used in the MRI process. If you have any of the following, please contact one of the Vancouver Coastal Health MRI facilities:

  • Pacemaker
  • Aneurysm clip
  • Implanted electronic device
  • Cochlear implant
  • Recent surgery in the past 6 weeks
  • If you are pregnant
  • History of any eye injury involving metal fragments

Lions Gate Hospital

231 East 15th Street
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 2L7
Phone: (604) 984-3792
Fax: (604) 984-5885

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Referral required

Parking & transportation

Visitor parking is available in the hospital parkade, by the 15th Street entrance to the hospital.

Hourly parking rate is $2.00 to a maximum of $10 per day. Two-week parking passes are available at $45.

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