updated 5/10/2010 3:19:12 PM ET 2010-05-10T19:19:12

Perry Hospital is offering 900 patients who recently received mammograms there a chance to be re-screened after a hospital error revealed some of them may have received inaccurate results.

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The hospital says it will also review the 900 mammograms done from last year until April that were not read by a radiologist. The hospital discovered the error last month and it was first reported by WMAZ.

Attorney Victor Moldovan, who represents hospital owner Houston Healthcare, says he does not know how many women were affected, but that the percentage is likely small and that the hospital wants to be proactive.

Moldovan says the patients are being notified by telephone or certified letter. The employee responsible for the error has been fired.

Moldovan says re-scans for those affected will be offered through June.


Information from: WMAZ-TV, http://www.wmaz.com/

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