This question is often asked of a woman contacting Capitol Imaging Services (CIS) to arrange a visit for a screening mammogram. Most everyone understands that a referral order is needed in order to complete a screening mammogram or any imaging test performed by our organization.

But, what is a standing order?

Simply, if a health care provider such as a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant has signed an agreement for a standing order with CIS, a woman can contact us directly to schedule an appointment without having the provider or their office send us the order or for the woman to physically bring it to us when she has her visit. Numerous providers in the New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana areas have signed standing orders with us, eliminating a step in the screening process.

At the time of making the appointment for a screening mammogram, we can look up your provider’s name and information to see if they have a standing order with us. If they do, that’s all it takes to arrange the screening. Simple. Easy. Convenient.

It’s important to understand that this is for screening mammograms only. Any other exams that are diagnostic in nature such as a diagnostic mammogram or breast ultrasound must have a provider’s written order specifically for those exams.

We are always happy to clarify any standing order questions with you or with the health care provider. Email us to arrange a screening mammogram and tell us the name of your provider. We will look in our records to see if your provider has a current standing order with us.

Screening and diagnostic mammography is performed at our affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services, at their following locations:

  • 71154 Highway 21, Covington LA 70433
  • 925 Avenue C, Marrero LA 70072
  • 4241 Veterans Memorial Boulevard #100, Metairie LA 70006
  • 1310 Gause Boulevard, Slidell LA 70458

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