Mammography

Mammography

is the study of the

breast

using x-rays. The

x-ray

of the breast which shows the fatty, fibrous, and glandular tissues. There are two types of mammograms. A screening

mammogram

is ordered for women who have no problems with their breasts. It consists of two x-ray views of each breast: from above and from the sides. A

diagnostic mammogram

is for evaluation of abnormalities in either men or women. Additional x-rays from other angles, or special coned views of certain areas, are taken.

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