NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,332 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- 2-dimensional mammography
- listen (2-dih-MEN-shuh-nul ma-MAH-gruh-fee)
- A procedure that uses x-rays to take pictures of the inside of the breast. The pictures are usually taken from two different angles, and a computer or x-ray film is used to make 2-D pictures of the breast. 2-dimensional mammography is used to check for breast cancer and other changes in the breast, such as abnormal lumps, cysts, or calcifications (calcium deposits). Also called 2-D mammography.