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

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.
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.
Stacy Contreras
Body Imaging
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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