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How long does it take to get mammogram results back

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
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
Dr. Winnie Polen
Breast Surgery 22 years experience
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
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
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.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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
Radiology 15 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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
Radiology 33 years experience
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.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Depends - ask clinic: Each breast imaging center, clinic or hospital is different. Some try to provide immediate results, or offer results if the patient is willing to wai... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Richards
Specializes in Family Medicine
Common finding: Women in their 30s and 40s tend to have denser breast tissue. As such, it makes it more challenging for the radiologists to interpret. Often times, wo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Seek a radiologist: for interpretation and evaluation, preferably, the radiologist at the facility where the mammogram was done.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
That is : How long it takes the breast center you used to have the radiologist review the exam, generate a report, transmit the report to your doctor, and notif... Read More