How to Get Referred
You need a referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner to become a patient in the Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Clinic (GRDC).
When making a referral, your referring clinician will include:
A letter of referral
- All breast imaging study reports from the last 5 years
- Note: the patient will be required to obtain the actual breast imaging studies on a CD
How Long Does a Referral Take?
Our administrative staff will contact either your office or the patient directly, with the appointment date and time. All referrals are triaged and breast imaging studies are submitted for consultation with our breast radiology team, within 24 hours of receipt of images. The consultation process typically takes 24-48 hours and then the appointment is made for the patient to be assessed in the GRDC. If the referral is incomplete, this will delay the patient's visit. If your patient does not meet the GRDC eligibility criteria, your office will be notified.
Referral Information for Physicians
For complete referral instructions, read the guide for referring physicians.
Note: Your patient is required to obtain all of their prior breast imaging studies on a CD, for the last 5 years, accompanied by the reports. This may require information from several different institutions, depending on where the imaging has been done.
Once the images are obtained, they must either be couriered to us or dropped off in person.
The address from the courier is:
Attn: Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre (GRDC)
Main Floor, Information Desk
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9
To hand deliver the images:
Drop them off at the main floor information desk at The Princess Margaret between Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
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