• How long does it usually take to get your results back from a CAT scan?

    Asked by CovidCancer on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    How long does it usually take to get your results back from a CAT scan?

    I had one done early last week, my doctor said at best by Friday but should have the results this week. I checked today and his office says nothing yet. Is it normal to take that long, should I be worried? I can only think that it might be bad news.

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • DIlly39's Avatar

      I usually get my cat scan result in a few days when I see the dr.for a follow up appt. It may be they are short staffed at this time because of the virus. Remember no news is good news.

      4 months ago
    • MyLungCancer's Avatar

      I have had the results in the same day before, and I have also waited a week before. I guess it has a lot to do with what the facility, doctor, and radiologist has on their schedule. The waiting is terrible though.

      4 months ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar

      It usually takes two weeks for my husband to get the results of his scans. That's a long wait when you know the onc usually has the radiology report at least by the next day unless the radiologist is getting input from someone else. We've had that happen. Hubby doesn't even have to go back in to see him to get the results. If they're ok, he may call or he may just release it to the portal

      4 months ago

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