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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That's why the bill mandates that insurers in the state cover all fees for mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and MRIs a doctor recommends. Kaitlin Menza, Redbook, "Everything You Need to Know Before Voting in the Midterm Elections," 10 Oct. 2018 Kathy Wood, a 61-year-old dental-office manager in the Boston area, heard about the program after having her annual mammogram in June. Laura Landro, WSJ, "A New Push to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer," 3 Oct. 2018 For instance, a woman with a higher polygenic risk score for breast cancer may want to go for more frequent mammograms. Brian Resnick, Vox, "How scientists are trying to predict your future with your genes," 23 Aug. 2018 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,, "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,, "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)., "Costs And Access Still Barriers To Health Care, Survey Finds," 6 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of mammogram

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


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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