Mammography

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breast tissue.

A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the diagnosis of breast disease in women.    Screening mammography for women over 50 years of age or younger if there is a family history, is used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge.