First - I have to say that I love your new avatar!
Oh bummer! When I get the hip x-rays done, I have to make quite a long trip (5 hours round trip, assuming I didn't have any extra wait time at the vet hospital), and I've slowly learned to communicate an extra amount with the woman on staff that takes care of the mailing. When I leave, I ask how long before they get mailed out. (They only mail films out one day a week, and do everything that has accumulated up until then.) If I am in a hurry to get results, I also ask if they can make sure they go out ASAP due to breeding timeline or whatever. Now she knows me, even though I only visit a couple of times a year, and she is willing to help. Bringing a little goody helps her to remember you too.
I hope you get good results soon!
By the way, I had a really weird prelim result on one of my girls that said it looked like she could possibly have borderline dysplasia on one hip. My vet is a specialist and he said that was not possible in any way, and since he did the films, I had to believe him. We went back for her final x-rays and sure enough, she got a "good" rating, which is a far cry from "potential borderline". Unfortunately, due to the huge discrepancy from the final panel's diagnosis to the Dr. Keller's prelim assessment, they had to have her prelim films pulled for comparison and saw that both should have been marked as "good". (Looks like they posted Martha's prelim results on another dog's file and their's on her's.) In the meantime, it took many extra weeks for everything to be verified. So, one other lesson that I learned is that if they find a huge discrepancy between prelims and finals, you can expect an extra month of waiting or so.