how long does it take to get mammogram results back

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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Please tell me how long it takes for to get mammogram results back?

24 hours

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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 willing to come in during normal business hours. I think a better question is how long are you willing to wait to get a result? If you want immediate or fast (<24 hr) results, it is best to shop around. Be sure to choose an FDA-accredited facility.
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How long does it take to get mammogram results? I have been waiting.

One week

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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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How long does it take to get results from a diagnostic mammogram?

As soon as

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It's read, the same day, while you wait in our practice.
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Please tell me how long it takes for to get mammogram results?

Our group

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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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Dr. David N. Dang answered:

Can it take long to get mammogram results?

Varies, usu 1-3 days

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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 or ordered from elsewhere, it may take longer, sometimes even 2-3 weeks. There may be guidelines to limit the maximum to under 4 weeks. Diagnostic mammograms are usually interpreted in the same day, unless old films are needed.
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Mammogram results - how long before we hear back from OBGYN?

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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, you will find some that guarantee a result before you leave. Every office has a different policy for communicating results--clarify before the test what your doctor's policy is. I encourage my patients to call my office rather than wait for a call.
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I had a breast lump checked using ultrasound and told results said unremarkable but get a baseline mammogram. I did this back in May. I didnt hear back, so i figured everything fine. All summer i noticed left breast swollen more than right. End of A

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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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How long is the result of a mammogram?

Not very

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It is increasingly the norm that a patient will be given an initial impression of the mammogram study before they leave the imaging facility. A final report to the patient will routinely follow by mail in a few days along with a report to the referring Physician.
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How long should you have to wait for results of diagnostic mammogram?

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mammogram should be interpreted by the Radiologist while you wait.
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How long do I have to wait before getting mammogram results?

It varies

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Some mammogram units give immediate feedback. Other take a day or two. You should also receive a letter from the radiologist
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