In recognition of the tremendous anxiety involved in waiting for mammogram results, our Breast Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital implemented real time reading of screening mammograms for women coming to Johns Hopkins Medicine for their annual breast screening. If an abnormality is identified, it is pursued at that same time—no call backs or postcards in the mail telling the patient to call for an appointment.
When a patient comes for a diagnostic mammogram due to a breast abnormality that warrants further evaluation, she receives the highest quality imaging services available. She is also given her mammogram results while she is still at the imaging center. This reduces the patient’s anxiety and keeps her an informed member of the treatment team.
Meet our breast radiologists: