- x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.
Origin of mammography
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Examples from the Web for mammography
Called the “mammography paradox,” the phenomenon remains controversial.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
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They have only four mammography units in the entire Strip serving close to one million women.Losing Hearts, Minds and Credibility
October 17, 2012
And again, what are the concrete harms, if any, of mammography?The Great Mammogram Debate
November 18, 2009
- the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
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Word Origin and History for mammography
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- Radiographic examination of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
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- An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.
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