X-ray/Radiology is a commonly used imaging procedure directing medical x-rays to image and diagnose diseases including plain radiography, fluoroscopy and mammography.

An X-ray is a picture of the body's internal structures produced by exposing a sensitive photographic film or imaging plate to a controlled source of X-rays. Some X-ray images will be kept in digital form and shown on a computer screen.

 

How to access

  • Get a referral

    Have your physician complete a medical Imaging Requisition form.

  • Walk-in basis

    No appointment is needed. Patients are welcome to walk in for an X-ray. Bring your completed medical imaging requisition form and BC medical services card. 

Hours of operation

Currently open
  • Monday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It is recommended that you call before your visit to ensure the department is open to walk-ins.

Parking & transportation

Lions Gate Hospital is located on 231 East 15th Street in North Vancouver.

​Paid visitor parking is available in the hospital parkade on 15th Street, east of St. Georges Avenue.

For detailed information regarding parking, public transit and wheelchair accessibility, please review the LGH Patient & Family Handbook.

Download parking rates for VCH facilities.

How to get here

Located on the basement floor. Follow the signage from the main entrance. Check-in at the X-ray/ultrasound reception desk.

Frequently asked questions

  • Are all medical imaging services closed to walk-ins?

    No, just x-ray may be closed to walk-ins. Our other medical imaging services such as; MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone density, interventional radiology and mammography remain open but are by appointment only.

  • When will x-rays be available for walk-ins?

    X-ray services are open to walk-ins when the demand for urgent medical imaging services within Lions Gate Hospital subsides. If we are currently closed to walk-ins, we recommend calling back in two hours to confirm if we have reopened. 

  • Where else can I go?

    There are three other medical imagining clinics on the North Shore. They may also be experiencing high patient volumes, so we recommend calling before you go.

    North Shore Medical Imaging Clinic – North Vancouver
    Phone: (604) 987 9729
    Address: 139 West 16th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T3

    North Shore Medical Imaging Clinic – West Vancouver
    Phone: (604) 987 9729
    Address: 110 – 575 16th Street West Vancouver, BC V7V 4Y1
     

    Urgent Primary Care Centre – North Vancouver
    Phone: (604) 973-1600
    Address: 221 West Esplanade Suite 200, 2nd Floor North Vancouver, BC V7L 1A5

  • I need urgent care. What do I do?

    Anyone in need of urgent care should visit the North Vancouver Urgent Primary Care Centre or the Lions Gate Hospital emergency department. Visit this page to learn which option is the best for you.

  • I have surgery scheduled within the next three days, can I still get an x-ray?

    If you require an x-ray for your surgery that is within the next three days please come down to reception at radiology and we will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible. Please note you may experience wait times.

  • I have mobility issues. Am I able to get an x-ray?

    If you have mobility issues please come down to reception at radiology, and we will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible. Please note you may experience wait times.

Lions Gate Hospital (LGH)

​Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) provides a full range of general and many specialized acute care services, including general medicine, emergency and critical care, general surgery, orthopedics, maternity, pediatrics, psychiatry, chemotherapy, cardiac care, diagnostics, nuclear medicine, palliative care, rehabilitative services and neurosurgery.

X-Ray

X-ray/Radiology is a commonly used imaging procedure directing medical x-rays to image and diagnose diseases including plain radiography, fluoroscopy and mammography.