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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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 Such exams are not like mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colon cancer. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?," 19 Jan. 2018 The American College of Radiology recommends annual mammograms starting at age 40. Lauran Neergaard, Fox News, "A better mammogram? Huge study putting 3-D scans to the test," 7 Dec. 2017 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

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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 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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