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What to Expect During Your First Visit

If you are a new patient, please arrive approximately 30 minutes early to complete registration.

For a Routine Screening Mammogram

If this is a routine mammogram, a Radiology Technologist will take you to an exam room and conduct the examination. We will send a summary report to you and formal results to your physician.

For Specialized Clinical Services

If you are seeing multiple providers, expect to be at our center for much of the day. We will be requesting all previous films, reports and pathology slides prior to your visit. We may ask you to bring these materials yourself. Some additional tests may be needed. If you have any questions about this, please call us at 615-322-2064.

Please consider filling out the form below before your visit:

Sometimes additional tests such as an ultrasound or a biopsy are required in conjunction with your clinical visit. We will do our best to perform these tests on the day of your visit by extending your appointment length.

After the Radiologist reads the imaging exam, we will discuss the preliminary results with you. You will also receive a summary report by mail. Formal results will be sent to your physician.