What is a Mammography?
Mammography is the process of using low-dose X-rays to examine the human breast and is used as a diagnostic and a screening tool. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer. Mammography is believed to reduce mortality from breast cancer. No other imaging technique has been shown to reduce risk, but remaining aware of breast changes and physician examination are considered essential parts of regular breast care.
What are some common uses of the procedure?
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds that women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a genetic history of breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about whether they should begin screening before age 40 and about the frequency of screening.