Magnetic Resonance Imaging - UBC Hospital - Purdy Pavilion

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

The UBC MRI's services include MR Imaging, MR Angiography, MR Spectroscopy, and Functional MR Imaging.

UBC Hospital - Purdy Pavilion

2221 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 2B5
Phone: (604) 822-7720
Fax: (604) 822-0702

Hours of operation

Booking clerk is available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


?A referral is required. 

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