General Information

A requisition form provided by your practitioner as well as your health insurance card will be needed to schedule an appointment.

X-ray examinations are preformed on a walk in basis at all locations where X-ray services are preformed.

All other examination including ultrasounds, echocardiograms, bone densitometry, pain therapy, MRI, mammography, body composition and fluoroscopy will require a scheduled appointment.

Most examination will require a referral or requisition from to be provided by your healthcare practitioner in order to be scheduled.

Certain examination may be scheduled without a requisition form as outlined below.

Screening Mammography

Ages 50-74 (inclusive)

Alberta Patients – no healthcare referral needed. Saskatchewan patients require a referral from a healthcare provider.

Ages 40-49 (inclusive)

Healthcare provider referral needed for initial visit. Subsequent annual visits do not require a referral.

Ages > 75 (inclusive)

Healthcare provider referral needed for initial visit. Subsequent annual visits do not require a referral.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Public MRI

Guardian Radiology provides public MRI services for Alberta Central Health Authority. These referrals are coordinated through provincial booking registries and require a referral from your healthcare provider.

Private MRI

Guardian Radiology provides a fee-for-services MRI exams. Private MRI exams require a referral from your healthcare provider.

General Information

A requisition form provided by your practitioner as well as your health insurance card will be needed to schedule an appointment.

X-ray examinations are preformed on a walk in basis at all locations where X-ray services are preformed.

All other examination including ultrasounds, echocardiograms, bone densitometry, pain therapy, MRI, mammography, body composition and fluoroscopy will require a scheduled appointment.

Most examination will require a referral or requisition from to be provided by your healthcare practitioner in order to be scheduled.

Certain examination may be scheduled without a requisition form as outlined below.

Screening Mammography

Ages 50-74 (inclusive)

No healthcare provider referral needed.

Ages 40-49 (inclusive)

Healthcare provider referral needed for initial visit. Subsequent annual visits do not require a referral.

Ages > 75 (inclusive)

Healthcare provider referral needed for initial visit. Subsequent annual visits do not require a referral.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Public MRI

Guardian Radiology provides public MRI services for Alberta Central Health Authority. These referrals are coordinated through provincial booking registries and require a referral from your healthcare provider.

Private MRI

Guardian Radiology provides private fee-for-services MRI exams. Private MRI exams do not require a referral from a healthcare provider although a healthcare provider contact to coordinate the results of your study will be requested prior to your exam.