mammography

[ma-mog-ruh-fee]
noun
x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.

Origin:
1935–40; mamm(a)2 + -o- + -graphy

mammographic [mam-uh-graf-ik] , adjective
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mammography (mæˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
 
'mammograph
 
n
 
'mammogram
 
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mammography
1937, from L. mamma "breast" (see mammal) + -graphy.
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Medical Dictionary

mammography mam·mog·ra·phy (mā-mŏg'rə-fē)
n.
Radiographic examination of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.

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mammogram   (mām'ə-grām')  Pronunciation Key 
An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.

mammography noun (mā-mŏg'rə-fē)
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mammography [(ma-mog-ruh-fee)]

Examination of the breasts using x-rays. Mammography is useful in locating tumors of the breast that are too small to be detected by other means.

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Perhaps nowhere have these issues been so apparent, however, as in the arena of mammography.
Procedures to evaluate mammography based on magnetic resonance imaging exist too.
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