Definition of Mammography
A mammogram is an picture of the breasts. It is used to find tumors and to help tell the difference between noncancerous () and cancerous (malignant) disease.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 12/28/2010