Getting a mammogram is an essential part of a woman’s health journey. However, waiting for the results can be a nerve-wracking experience.
Fortunately, The Breast Center of Maple Grove offers same-day mammogram results that we promptly communicate with you and your healthcare team.
How Long Do Mammogram Results Take?
On average, the wait time for mammogram results may take up to 10 days. If you noticed a lump during a breast self-exam or have general concerns about your breast health, the wait time can feel like years.
However, with same-day results, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your results are normal or, if needed, plans for further testing or treatment are already underway.
Who Interprets the Results of a Mammogram?
At The Breast Center of Maple Grove, our board certified diagnostic radiologists read and interpret the results the same day from Minneapolis Radiology.
How Can I Access My Results?
Mammogram results are sent to your healthcare provider who will then contact you to discuss results. In some cases, your report will arrive in an online patient portal you have access to via your provider.
We will also mail you a letter with your results.
The results will indicate any abnormalities or detect any areas of concern in the breast tissue. Additionally, in the state of Minnesota, the law requires providers to notify patients of their breast density status following a routine mammogram.
What If My Results Show Abnormalities?
If your mammogram results show abnormalities, remember to stay calm. Mammogram callbacks are more common than you think, and almost 90% of them turn out to be nothing.
You will receive a call from one of our Breast Health Navigators to walk you through the process of further diagnostic evaluation, such as
This does not necessarily indicate an abnormality was found or that your mammogram was not properly obtained, but that additional images are needed to ensure all breast tissue is fully evaluated.
Why Are Same-Day Results So Important?
Having same-day mammogram results enables you to promptly proceed with any required follow-up care if needed.
Early detection is key in treating breast cancer. Therefore, the sooner a radiologist can identify a potential issue, the better the chances of successful treatment and recovery.
We believe that offering same-day mammogram results is a great comfort and convenience to our patients—not to mention a real game-changer in breast cancer detection and treatment.
Schedule Your Mammogram
Mammograms are a critical diagnostic tool that help screen for any abnormalities or changes in breast tissue that may indicate the presence of cancer.
Mammograms can detect tumors that are too small to be felt during a physical exam, which is why they are recommended for women over the age of 40. It’s important to get regular mammograms to catch any potential issues early and increase the chances of successful treatment.
So, whether you need to schedule your mammogram for the first time, or you are overdue for one, we’re here to help! Our care team is ready to support and assist you with the best screening tools and equipment to ensure accurate readings of your mammogram results and advocacy from the moment you walk in our doors!