Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about our MRI scanning services in Calgary and the surrounding areas. 


  • Why Choose EFW for your MRI?

    Your MRI exam will be read by the same radiologists who read thousands of MRI exams at the Foothills Medical Centre.

  • Why do I have more than one appointment booked for my MRI?

    When there are multiple, unrelated and separate medical questions involving different body parts, we will book these on different days. Answering multiple medical questions is complex and requires lengthier exam times. Years of experience with MRI patients at the Foothills Medical Centre tells us that the quality of exams decreases if patients have to be on the MRI machine for too long. When appropriate, we bring patients back for a second visit to obtain the imaging needed to answer the medical question. In those cases, patients do not pay a second fee.

  • Why am I having contrast and being charged for it?

    Sometimes the question your doctor asks requires us to use a contrast agent, which is injected into your vein or into a joint. We only use contrast agents when we believe it is required to answer your doctor’s question. The related $250 fee is for the medical supplies and expertise required to administer it.

  • Can I order as many MRIs as I want?

    At EFW Radiology we believe medical tests (imaging tests, x-rays, CT scans, or MRI) should only be used when considered appropriate to answer a medical question. We do not provide MRI scans when they are not medically appropriate, nor does EFW perform comprehensive MRI body screening.