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How long does it take to get mammogram results back

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
24 hours: This may vary quite a bit depending upon where you get your mammogram. There are many centers that offer immediate "reads" of mammograms if you are w ... Read More
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Dr. Winnie Polen
20 years experience Breast Surgery
Varies: Most institutions mail you a letter in 1-2 weeks if the results are normal. If it is abnormal, you will likely get a call from the radiology departme ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mammo results: The legal requirement of the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA) is that you receive a results letter within 30 days. Most often patients will he ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Few days to a week: Depending on your particular radiology center etc, in general, however, you should have your report ready in a few days to week after your test. Call ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
One week: There are many reasons for a delay. Most reports are available within a week. More than a month is unacceptable. Call your doctor.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mammo results: The legal requirement of the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA) is that you receive a results letter within 30 days. Have you been waiting longe ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Varies, usu 1-3 days: This varies from practice to practice. A screening mammogram usually take 1-3 days to get results. If there are old studies that need to be retrieved ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mammo results: The legal requirement of the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA) is that you receive a results letter within 30 days. Most often patients will he ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Our group: Provides reports to referring doctors within 24 hours. It may take a few days for the results to arrive in a patient's mailbox.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Phone First: Most breast centers interpret mammograms within 24 hours after they are completed & will send a report to the dr's office asap; if you shop around, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Need to : Re-evaluate. Call your doctor and discuss your concern. Always early intervention , better prognosis . Does not hurt to get it checked out again.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mamogram: My hospital will read and get the report the same day.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not long: Mammogram itself takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Waiting time to be taken for performance of study in imaging office or hospital is variable.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies: Some mammogram units give immediate feedback. Other take a day or two. You should also receive a letter from the radiologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Diagnostic: Mammogram should be interpreted by the radiologist while you wait.
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