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.
Recent Examples on the Web Other services will include basic vision tests, blood tests and mammograms. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ascension Wisconsin to provide free medical exams, dental care Saturday at North Division High School," 13 Sep. 2019 Doctors online expressed shock and dismay after realizing that patients are using Groupon deals to access medical services, such as chest CT scans and mammograms, at discount rates, according to a report by Kaiser Health News. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors aghast at Groupon deals for medical care," 6 Sep. 2019 Breast cancer and dense breast tissue both appear white on a mammogram. Tess Vrbin,, "Legislators, advocates praise health insurance expansion for breast cancer screenings," 18 July 2019 If a woman is breastfeeding, Dr. Cate asks her to pump or feed one hour before the mammogram. Maggie O'neill,, "This Mother Discovered She Had Breast Cancer When Her Son Refused to Breastfeed From Her Right Breast," 9 July 2019 The funding program, known as Title X, is better known for subsidizing birth control for low-income patients, and also supports preventative care services, such as Pap smears and mammograms. Stephanie Ebbert,, "Planned Parenthood forgoes federal funding for STD treatment amid record high," 23 Aug. 2019 Techamuanvivit mentioned tech blogger Xeni Jardian’s live tweets about her mammogram and breast cancer diagnosis in 2011. Mary Ladd,, "Chefs break taboo and talk openly about breast cancer," 16 Aug. 2019 Call to see if your mammogram can be covered some other way. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska State Fair 2019: Fun from A to Z," 15 Aug. 2019 Lehman is leading a study that’s relying on an AI algorithm to read mammograms in order to predict what a woman’s risk of developing cancer might be. Time, "Machines Treating Patients? It's Already Happening," 21 Mar. 2019

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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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