Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Offers Same-Day Mammogram Results
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is offering screening mammogram results at the time the exam is performed.
Several appointments are reserved daily for patients who wish to have their digital mammograms and wait for the radiologist to give them the results while they are in the clinic. Patients may also receive screening mammogram results by phone within 24 hours, and usually receive a letter with their results within 48 hours.
“Providing the results of screening mammograms to patients in the same appointment as the exam is a rare service in this region,” says Denise Collins, M.D., service chief for Radiology at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.
“While we have always given these results at the same appointment for diagnostic mammograms – when we are investigating a suspicious area – most facilities do not offer such quick results for the annual screening mammogram.” says Patricia Miller, M.D., division head of Breast Imaging, Radiology, at Henry Ford Health System.
Additional testing, such as ultrasound or needle biopsy, if needed, may be performed at the same appointment.
“An annual mammogram is recommended for women, beginning at age 40, for early detection of cancer, regardless of family history,” adds Dr. Miller. “Breast self exams also are very important, and women of all ages should perform them monthly.”
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is located at 6777 W. Maple Road, in West Bloomfield.
Mammogram appointments may be made online at henryfordwestbloomfield.com/mamm or by calling (248) 325-3828.
For more information, visit henryford.com/cancer.