mam·​mo·​gram | \ ˈma-mə-ˌgram How to pronounce mammogram (audio) \

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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Join us and learn more about the who, why, and when to get mammograms to screen for breast and chest health. Kim Schuette/share,, "Equitas Health holds ‘Go Topless Once a Year’ in Cincinnati," 25 June 2019 She has been involved with Project Mammogram, a program that helps uninsured men and women get mammograms, since its beginning in 2001. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Humble’s Fran Linton to be Astros’ ‘Honorary Bat Girl’ on Mother’s Day," 9 May 2018 Digital mammograms will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio Juneteenth Association celebrates emancipation," 13 June 2019 DeepMind has a partnership with the Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre and the Jikei University Hospital to analyze mammograms from 30,000 women and see if the technology can spot cancer better than current screening techniques. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "Alphabet is betting big on moonshots but so are startups," 5 June 2019 Now, as part of breast cancer awareness month, Mellon and her team will go a step further, and offer free 2D digital mammograms for women in Los Angeles on October 8, 9, and 10—no purchase required. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Free Mammograms Are Coming to Los Angeles—Here’s How to Register," 4 Oct. 2018 The procedures are a mix of in-patient (childbirth, treatment for chest pain) and outpatient (mammogram, MRI, endoscopy). Jeanne Pinder,, "What's in our database? Prices, prices and more prices," 20 Feb. 2018 The mammogram problem is so well known that Weber et al. came up with their own problems. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Fixed mindsets” might be why we don’t understand statistics," 14 Oct. 2018 The foundation will use the donation for its 40-40-40 program in October, which will provide 40 free mammograms for 40 women over 40 years of age. Chuck Fieldman,, "Oak Brook Pink 5K raises $10,000 for breast cancer outreach fund," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of mammogram

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mammogram

Latin mamma "breast" + -o- + -gram — more at mamma

Note: The terms mammogram and mammography were introduced by the American physician and surgeon Nymphus Frederick Hicken (1900-98) in "Mammography: roentgenologic diagnosis of breast tumors by means of contrast media," Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 64 (1937), pp. 593-603.

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English Language Learners Definition of mammogram

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


mam·​mo·​gram | \ ˈmam-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce mammogram (audio) \

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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