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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

Female Breast
Breast lumps
Causes of breast lumps
Mammary gland
Abnormal discharge from the nipple
Fibrocystic breast disease

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