A mammogram is a two-dimensional, black-and-white X-ray of the
breast that is done to screen for breast cancer and to investigate lumps that
can be felt during a breast exam. A mammogram can also detect tumors or
abnormal areas that are too small to be felt with the hands.
A digital mammogram is done in the same way as a standard mammogram. A digital mammogram allows your doctor to view different parts of the breast without taking more images.
February 3, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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