It is important that you get the information you need prior to leaving the hospital. MD Anderson also offers a complimentary and secure Web site for communicating with your medical team after returning home.
Several days before departure, contact your International Patient Assistant to request your outside pathology material. You will be asked for a local telephone number so that the representative can call you once the material is ready to be picked up in the International Center.
MD Anderson Films
If you desire the radiology copies of your diagnostic testing at MD Anderson, please stop by the Film Library several days prior to your departure to request these images by signing a request/authorization form. The copied images will be placed on a CD ROM (DI-COM compatible) at no charge to you. With the exception of mammograms, MD Anderson does not release original films.
Releases may be signed at the following locations:
- Main Building, floor 3, near Elevator D, Room B3.4362
- Mays Clinic Building, floor 2, near the Tree Sculpture, Room ACB2.1613
When signing the release, ask when to stop by for pick-up. Get Directions
Films brought with you from outside MD Anderson may be retrieved in their original form within 30 days of receipt of films by the Film Library. Call the Outside Film Library and request that they prepare your outside films for pick-up. The Film Library's telephone number is 713-792-6210. Ask when to stop by for pick-up.
Release of Information
Stop by the International Center and sign an Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information form. This form will allow your International Patient Assistant to obtain medical reports and send them to you once you have left Houston. To facilitate communication and avoid delays, please review and make sure your contact information is correct. If corrections are needed, please inform your International Patient Assistant.
The International Center is ready to answer your questions or help you make an appointment.
- Phone: 001-713-745-0450
- Toll-free from Mexico & Canada: 800-811-6167
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., central U.S. time zone