mam·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ ma-ˈmä-grə-fē \

Definition of mammography

: X-ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer)

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mammographic \ ˌma-​mə-​ˈgra-​fik \ adjective

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Clearly this has already begun: The mammography services at Pink Lotus bear Crow's name, and Jolie has raised awareness to unprecedented levels. Peter Bach, Town & Country, "A Pioneering Force," 11 Sep. 2013 Other products included bomb detectors, wound dressings and mammography machines. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "George Hatsopoulos, a CEO Too Busy for Golf, Delved Into Thermodynamics and Economics," 5 Oct. 2018 The Funks are building satellite locations for mammography around Los Angeles and have plans for comprehensive breast cancer care centers in other cities. Peter Bach, Town & Country, "A Pioneering Force," 11 Sep. 2013 Mosqueda’s mother, a radiologist specializing in mammography, and her father, a gastroenterologist, had successful careers at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. Susan Abram, Washington Post, "First Female Dean ‘A Sea Of Change’ At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School," 20 June 2018 GE Healthcare’s businesses also include biomanufacturing and cell therapy technology, contrast agents used in imaging, mammography equipment, and surgical and interventional equipment. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GE Healthcare to be spun off as a separate business," 26 June 2018 ProHealth provides medical and radiation oncology, cardiac diagnostics, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, mammography and laboratory services in Mukwonago. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ProHealth Care plans to build a new $55 million hospital in Mukwonago," 16 May 2018 More than 93,600 black women living in big cities from 1980 to 2010 were included in the data set (approximately 14,000 from Chicagoland), which looked at neighborhood racial composition and segregation, poverty rates and access to mammography. Darcel Rockett,, "'If I lived on the North Side': Neighborhood may matter more than race in breast cancer survival rates," 9 July 2018 Initiatives for the Kleinwell Healthy Living Program are annual health screenings, flu and immunization shots, on-site mammography screenings, exercise challenges, healthy eating challenges, health assessments, and educational seminars. Vagney Bradley, Houston Chronicle, "Klein ISD ready to host annual health fair," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mammography

1937, in the meaning defined above

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mam·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ -fē \
plural mammographies

Medical Definition of mammography

: X-ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer)

Other Words from mammography

mammographic \ ˌmam-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik \ adjective

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