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

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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.

Dr. Kelly J. Powers, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist

It takes seven days or less to get the results from a mammogram. Watch the video and hear Kelly Powers, MD, of Alaska Regional Hospital, explain why she tries to send back results within 24 hours.

Results from a mammogram are required within 30 days of the screening, says Thelma Reeves, Director of Women's Diagnostics at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Learn more in this video.

Stacy Contreras
Body Imaging Specialist

The wait time for results depends on whether you got a screening or a diagnostic mammogram. Watch as Stacy Contreras, director at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center, explains the difference and how long it takes to get the results.

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