Mammography

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

Mammography

A mammogram is a x-ray image of the breast used to screen for breast cancer.  Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection. A mammogram can show changes in the breast before a woman or her health care provider can feel them.

During a mammogram your breast are compressed between two firm surfaces in order to spread out the breast tissue, then a x-ray captures the image on film that is examined by the radiologist. 

Preperation: Do not use deodorant, powder or lotions under your arms on your breasts the day of your exam.