Mammography
Introduction

Mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce detailed X-ray images of the breast tissue. The purpose of mammography is to identify breast cancer early in its development, when it is still very small, often years before it is large enough to be felt as a lump

Features

It is an X-ray of the breast tissue.

Indications and procedures

As a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms.

To detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms like lump, skin dimpling, nipple discharge or pain in the breast

Advantages
  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer
  • Helps in identifying small tumours
  • Useful for detecting all types of breast cancer