screening mammogram

X-rays of the breasts taken to check for breast cancer in the absence of signs or symptoms.

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  • Screening mammogram — A mammogram (an X ray of the breast) in women who have no signs of breast cancer. It usually involves two X rays of each breast. The aim of a screening mammogram is to detect a tumor that cannot be felt. A screening mammogram is different from a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mammogram — An X ray of the breast with the breast in a device that compresses and flattens it. There are two basic mammogram tests screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms. A screening mammogram is one done in women who have no signs of breast cancer …   Medical dictionary

  • Breast cancer screening — refers to the medical screening of asymptomatic, apparently healthy women for breast cancer in an attempt to achieve an earlier diagnosis. The assumption is that early detection will improve outcomes. A number of screening test have been employed …   Wikipedia

  • Diagnostic mammogram — An X ray of the breast done to evaluate: {{}}Abnormalities seen or suspected on a prior screening mammogram; Subjective or objectives abnormalities in the breast such as a lump, pain, thickening, nipple discharge or a inexplicable change in… …   Medical dictionary

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