Now available: Faster mammogram screening results

Sep 30, 2019

Waiting for outcomes after a mammogram appointment can put you on edge for days. Sometimes weeks. But now there’s peace of mind in minutes thanks to instant mammogram screening results from Kaiser Permanente. We already lead the nation in breast cancer screening,* and faster results are one more way to offer you the latest medical developments.

When you have a mammogram appointment at a Kaiser Permanente medical center, a results letter can be in your hands less than hour after your screening. In fact, more than 90% of patients now receive their mammogram results less than 30 minutes after their appointment, and the average time is less than 15 minutes.

You can also see your mammography report on as soon as the results have been finalized by our radiologists. This is especially helpful for patients who don’t have time to wait to get their results in person.

No other health care delivery system offers patients the same ability to have breast cancer screening results routinely available in minutes. This capacity combined with Kaiser Permanente’s same- or next-day breast biopsies and 24- to 48-hour pathology results means our patients have rapid breast cancer diagnostic capabilities as well. For members, it all adds up to more convenience and fewer sleepless nights.

If you have questions about breast cancer or mammograms, please contact your Permanente physician.



*In the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2018–2019 Health Insurance Plan Ratings, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States’ commercial and Medicare health plans are rated among the top 1% in the nation, receiving 5 out of 5 stars. According to NCQA’s Quality Compass® 2018, we lead Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, in the following categories: colorectal screening, breast cancer screening, childhood immunizations combo 9, cervical cancer screening, and timeliness of prenatal and postpartum care for women. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of the NCQA.

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