x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.
- mam·mo·graph·ic [mam-uh-graf-ik], /ˌmæm əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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How to use mammography in a sentence
Hospitals measure catheter-associated urinary tract infections, mammography screening rates, and length of stay.Tackling racial disparities in cancer care by creating new ways for institutions to operate | Joseph Stern | October 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Sacred Heart’s expanded offerings include certificate programs in radiography and for CT, ultrasound, MRI and mammography technicians.Some liberal-arts-focused colleges are adding career and technical training certificates | Jon Marcus | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Called the “mammography paradox,” the phenomenon remains controversial.
They have only four mammography units in the entire Strip serving close to one million women.
And women were mobilized against the new mammography recommendations.
British Dictionary definitions for mammography
the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
- mammograph or mammogram, noun
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Cultural definitions for mammography
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