- The use of x-rays to create a picture of the breast.
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mammography — 1937, from MAMMO (Cf. mammo ) + GRAPHY (Cf. graphy) … Etymology dictionary
mammography — ► NOUN ▪ a technique using X rays to diagnose and locate tumours of the breasts … English terms dictionary
mammography — [mə mäg′rə fē, mamäg′rə fē] n. [< MAMMA2 + GRAPHY] an X ray technique for the detection of breast tumors before they can be seen or felt … English World dictionary
Mammography —  Mammography Intervention Mammography ICD 10 PCS BH0 … Wikipedia
mammography — n. the study of the breast by imaging techniques, most commonly X rays. The breast is usually compressed between radiolucent plates before being exposed to relatively low energy X rays to emphasize differences in the soft tissues. Mammography is… … The new mediacal dictionary
mammography — noun Date: 1937 X ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer) • mammographic adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
mammography — mammographic /mam euh graf ik/, adj. /ma mog reuh fee/, n. x ray photography of a breast, esp. for detection of tumors. [1935 40; MAMM(A)2 + O + GRAPHY] * * * … Universalium
mammography — noun X ray examination of the breasts for diagnosing and locating abnormalities, especially tumours … Wiktionary
mammography — Radiologic examination of the female breast with equipment and techniques designed to screen for cancer. [mammo + G. grapho, to write] M. can detect carcinoma of the breast sometimes as early as 2 years before it becomes palpable and in many… … Medical dictionary
mammography — mam|mo|gra|phy [mæˈmɔgrəfi US ˈma: ] n [U] examination of a woman s breasts using ↑X rays to check for signs of ↑cancer … Dictionary of contemporary English
mammography — mam|mog|ra|phy [ mæ magrəfi ] noun uncount the process of X RAYING a woman s breast in order to discover whether she has breast cancer … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English