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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


mammogram  listen  (MA-muh-gram)

  An x-ray of the breast.

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Mammography; the left breast is pressed between two plates.  An X-ray machine is used to take pictures of the breast. An inset shows the x-ray film image with an arrow pointed at abnormal tissue.