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How long for Ultrasound results?

nicmarie75
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My cousin is goint to the Breast Center today at 2:10pm (PST) for her Ultrasound for the lump she found close to two months ago. Just wondering how long the results for these normally take?

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jessiesmom1
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I can, of course, only speak about my own personal experience but in the imaging facilities that I have been to, the ultrasound technician does the actual imaging and then shows it to the radiologist that is on site right then. I have been told while I was still sitting on the table that the lump was a fluid-filled cyst (once)and that the lump appeared suspicious and needed a biopsy (twice). Of course, if the radiologist decides that a biopsy of any type is in order they will probably schedule it for a different day.

Good luck to your cousin. I will be sending her good thoughts today at 2:10pm. Let us know how it goes.

IRENE

nicmarie75
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Thank you Irene! I hope the procedure is the same with her. I would hate for to have to wait over the weekend for results.

Rague
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In my case - minutes. I was sent for a new mammo and told to go wait in the waiting room. Was called back for a sono and told to stay there. A few minutes Dr came in and said need to do biopsies. Had the path. report the next morning.

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Tux
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I remained in the room while the doctor read the results, so I found out right away.

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Angie2U
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I get my ultrasound results within several minutes. They do that, as far as I know, for all bc survivors. I don't know if they do it for every woman that hasn't or doesn't have bc.

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camul
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Ultrasound tech called in the radiologist, he looked at it, did more measuring, told me he was 9% sue. I said 99% sure of what and he said I had bc. That I needed ro get a breast surgeon and have a biopsy. Told me not to wait bcuz it looked like it could be in chest wall. Had needle biopsy next day, which was inconclusive(Thursday). The surgeon decided then to do lumpectomy/biopsy Tuesday. wokenme in middle of operaton, said she couldnt get clear margins advised mastectomy, I agreed he closed me up, and I had mastectomy 1 week later. All done in a timely mannor.

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DebbyM
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They have me go put my clothes on & they go get my husband and within a few minutes, maybe 10 or so, they have my results.

Lynn Smith
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During my mammo a tumor was found.I was asked to wait (same day) for a ultrasound.The ultrasound was just to make sure what it could be.Cyst tumor or maybe nothing.I had the ultrasound that same day.Doctor read the Xray and said it was a tumor and he didn't think it was anything BUT I must have a biopsy.After the biopsy is scheduled you usually know in a couple days.

LynnS

Lynn Smith
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During my mammo a tumor was found.I was asked to wait (same day) for a ultrasound.The ultrasound was just to make sure what it could be.Cyst tumor or maybe nothing.I had the ultrasound that same day.Doctor read the Xray and said it was a tumor and he didn't think it was anything BUT I must have a biopsy.After the biopsy is scheduled you usually know in a couple days.

LynnS

louisejane
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Joined: Aug 2012

If you are interested, you can enroll to ultrasound technician schools and you can also undergo ultrasound training if you prefer not to school.

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