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

Results from a mammogram are required within 30 days of the screening.

It takes seven days or less to get the results from a mammogram.

Typically, a mammogram is interpreted by the radiologist within 24 hours, and the results are sent to the ordering physician. Depending on the method of delivery, the only other delay may be the time until the physician reads the report and conveys the results to the patient.

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