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Diagnostic imaging reports

Access reports from X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds that have been uploaded by your healthcare providers.

Manage your diagnostic imaging reports

A diagnostic imaging report may include results from X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds and other diagnostic imaging examinations. Each report includes details about the healthcare provider who requested the diagnostic imaging and information about the organisation that performed it. 

Your report will be uploaded to My Health Record unless you tell the requesting healthcare provider you don't want it uploaded. If you change your mind after the report has been uploaded, you can remove it from your record at any time. You can also set document access controls on your reports.

People who can access your record will be able to view these reports. Find out more about who can access a record. Diagnostic imaging reports will also still be sent directly to your GP or healthcare provider.

With diagnostic imaging reports stored in your record, you can:

  • keep track of the scans and examinations you have had and when you had them
  • monitor your results over time
  • improve access to your health information by your healthcare team
  • reduce unnecessary examinations

You can go back and see when information in your record was viewed or updated. Have a look at your access history now. 

Are reports automatically uploaded?

Not all diagnostic imaging services are uploading or connected to the My Health Record system yetFind out which pathology and diagnostic imaging services currently use My Health Record. 

When a diagnostic imaging report is uploaded, you won't be able to access the results for seven days. This time allows your healthcare provider to review and discuss the results with you. You will be able to see the report in your record but will not be able to open the document during this seven-day period.

You can remove documents at any time.

How to access your diagnostic imaging reports

Get started:

  1. Sign in to My Health Record:

  2. Select the record that you would like to view.
  3. Select the Documents tab.
  4. Select Clinical Records, then select Diagnostic Imaging Reports.
  5. Once you have selected the document type, you will see a list of documents. From here you can view documents, control access or remove them if you wish. You can also print your documents.

Online learning module

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