mammogram

noun
mam·mo·gram | \ˈma-mə-ˌgram \

Definition of mammogram 

: a photograph of the breasts made by X-rays also : the procedure for producing a mammogram

Examples of mammogram in a Sentence

She went to the hospital for her yearly mammogram.

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The American Cancer Society recommends that women have annual mammograms from the age of 45 to 54, and then switch over to an every-two-year schedule. Orly Nadell Farber, STAT, "New approach to breast cancer screening — tailoring guidelines for each patient — may save lives and money, study says," 5 July 2018 Clinic patients will be referred for digital and 3D mammograms, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, general X-rays and fluoroscope imaging. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018 The program pays for mammograms, pap tests, cervical cancer screenings for high-risk women, as well as other tests. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Women left waiting for cancer screenings after Milwaukee Health Department stopped providing services," 10 July 2018 So a transgender man still may need to get a yearly mammogram or pap smear. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore VA works to embrace LGBT veterans who have long felt unwelcome by the military," 12 June 2018 Black women were the most likely to have received a mammogram (93 percent) and Pap tests (91 percent). courant.com, "Costs And Access Still Barriers To Health Care, Survey Finds," 6 June 2018 Those procedures include: Imaging: MRI of the upper or lower back with and without contrast; pelvic or abdominal ultrasound; screening or preventive mammogram. Jeanne Pinder, Philly.com, "What's in our database? Prices, prices and more prices," 20 Feb. 2018 Because teens have denser breast tissue than adults, ultrasound provides better images than mammogram. Philly.com, "Can teenage girls get breast masses?," 9 July 2018 But a new study suggests that women might benefit from individualized approaches to mammograms rather than from universal guidelines. Orly Nadell Farber, STAT, "New approach to breast cancer screening — tailoring guidelines for each patient — may save lives and money, study says," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of mammogram

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mammogram

Latin mamma + English -o- + -gram

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mammogram

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mammogram

medical : a photograph of a woman's breasts made by X-rays

mammogram

noun
mam·mo·gram | \ˈmam-ə-ˌgram \

Medical Definition of mammogram 

1 : a photograph of the breasts made by X-rays

2 : the procedure for producing a mammogram

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