Prior Exams and Medical History
It is important that prior exam films and reports be obtained before your
scheduled mammogram at the Eunice Q. Sorin Women's Diagnostic Center.
The radiologist will need to review your prior exams to look for any subtle
changes that may have occurred or to determine what is normal. You will
need to make arrangements to obtain your films and reports. Your mammography
films are important for comparison to identify any changes in your breast
tissue. If your prior films are not available at the time your mammogram
is performed, the interpretation of your films may be delayed or you may
be required to return for additional tests.
We strongly recommend, if possible, that you personally pick up your films/reports
from the facility where your last mammogram was performed. If this is
not possible, please call the facility as soon as possible and arrange
to have your films/reports mailed directly to the Women’s Diagnostic Center.
Please allow several weeks before you schedule your appointment to be
certain that we receive your prior films before your visit. Please inform
the facility that you wish to have your original films loaned or permanently
transferred to The Women’s Diagnostic Center. You may
print this release form to send to your previous facility in order to have your films released
to Atlantic General.