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A mammogram is a safe test used to look for any problems with a woman's breasts. The test uses a special, low-dose x-ray machine to take pictures of both breasts. The results are recorded on x-ray film or directly onto a computer for a radiologist to examine.

Mammograms allow the doctor to have a closer look for breast lumps and changes in breast tissue. They can show small lumps or growths that a doctor or woman may not be able to feel when doing a clinical breast exam. "Mammography" is the best screening tool that doctors have for finding breast cancer.

If a lump is found, your doctor may order other tests, such as ultrasound or a biopsy--a test where a small amount of tissue is taken from the lump and area around the lump. The tissue is sent to a lab to look for cancer or changes that may mean cancer is likely to develop. Breast lumps or growths can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Finding breast cancer early means that a woman has a better chance of surviving the disease. There are also more choices for treatment when breast cancer is found early.
Background parenchymal enhancement of the breast not linked to increased risk of cancer

Background parenchymal enhancement of the breast not linked to increased risk of cancer

Nuffield Health enhances breast screening service with MAMMOMAT Inspiration systems from Siemens Healthineers

Nuffield Health enhances breast screening service with MAMMOMAT Inspiration systems from Siemens Healthineers

New technique can help identify aggressive forms of DCIS

New technique can help identify aggressive forms of DCIS

New molecular breast imaging gives better image quality with reduced radiation dose

New molecular breast imaging gives better image quality with reduced radiation dose

Could whole-mount scanning of breast tissue lead to better clinical outcomes? An interview with Dr Martin Yaffe

Could whole-mount scanning of breast tissue lead to better clinical outcomes? An interview with Dr Martin Yaffe

ITM researchers develop small, user-friendly device for real time detection of arrhythmias

ITM researchers develop small, user-friendly device for real time detection of arrhythmias

Minority, less educated women believe breast cancer is common killer than heart disease

Minority, less educated women believe breast cancer is common killer than heart disease

First-ever ACR-led imaging boot camp training for breast radiologists to be held in Jeddah

First-ever ACR-led imaging boot camp training for breast radiologists to be held in Jeddah

Understanding need for supplemental cancer screening for women with dense breasts

Understanding need for supplemental cancer screening for women with dense breasts

Experts discuss recent controversies related to breast cancer screening recommendations

Experts discuss recent controversies related to breast cancer screening recommendations

False-positive mammogram results may have varied effects on subsequent screening behavior of women

False-positive mammogram results may have varied effects on subsequent screening behavior of women

Promotora visits increase breast cancer screening among Latina women

Promotora visits increase breast cancer screening among Latina women

Southwest X-Ray deploys Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM MBI system for screening women with dense breast tissue

Southwest X-Ray deploys Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM MBI system for screening women with dense breast tissue

Adding ultrasound or tomosynthesis to standard mammograms can detect missed cancers in dense breasts

Adding ultrasound or tomosynthesis to standard mammograms can detect missed cancers in dense breasts

FDA OKs ACR's new Digital Mammography QC Manual

FDA OKs ACR's new Digital Mammography QC Manual

New method uses MRT with Dixon sequence for accurate measurement of breast density

New method uses MRT with Dixon sequence for accurate measurement of breast density

Early screening with MRIs can reduce risk of breast cancer mortality for survivors of childhood HL

Early screening with MRIs can reduce risk of breast cancer mortality for survivors of childhood HL

Regular DBT imaging can increase cancer detection and reduce call backs

Regular DBT imaging can increase cancer detection and reduce call backs

Is breast density really linked to breast cancer risk? An interview with Dr Wenlian Zhu

Is breast density really linked to breast cancer risk? An interview with Dr Wenlian Zhu

Female veterans to receive free gynecological care from Board-certified Ob-Gyn

Female veterans to receive free gynecological care from Board-certified Ob-Gyn