Mammography (commonly referred to as a Mammogram) is a simple x-ray examination of the breasts to look for any abnormalities (e.g. breast lumps ). The results are then recorded on to an x-ray film for examination by a radiologist.
Regular mammograms are useful both for women who have and don’t have breast complaints. A
Slight breast changes occur in
A mammogram is a simple, non-invasive procedure. Standing in front of an x-ray machine, a radiologic technician places your breasts individually between an x-ray and plastic plate. These plates compress the breasts and flatten them, to spread out the breast tissue to obtain a clear picture. The flatter your breasts during the procedure, the clearer the images will be. Two pictures of each
Mammograms can be divided into two distinct categories – screening and diagnostic. Breast screenings are routine tests for women showing no symptoms of breast cancer. This test detects lumps or tumors which cannot be felt by hand, as well as finding micro calcification’s – tiny deposits of calcium which can indicate the presence of breast cancer.
Diagnostic mammograms check for breast cancer following the discovery of breast lumps or other indication of breast cancer. This mammogram is also useful to learn more about breast changes or to better view breast tissue found on a breast screening.
Mammography (commonly referred to as a Mammogram) is a simple x-ray examination of the breasts to look for any abnormalities (e.g. breast lumps ).
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