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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Other Words from mammography

mammographic \ˌma-mə-ˈgra-fik \ adjective

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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 The death rate from breast cancer had been unchanged for at least 40 years prior to the start of mammography screening in the U.S. in the mid-1980s. Kaiser Health News, Washington Post, "Readers And Tweeters Add Two Cents On Amazon Venture To Repackage Health Care," 6 Feb. 2018 The Ascension Seton Mobile Dental Clinic, now visiting schools in the Milwaukee area, and a mobile mammography clinic for Aspirus, a health system based in Wausau, are two examples of its recent work. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Custom specialty vehicles, from mobile command centers to trucks for Snap-on dealers, generate solid growth for LDV," 19 Jan. 2018 Their office also offers digital mammography, bone density testing, breast MRI, breast biopsy and ultrasound services. Peggy Siegal, Town & Country, "This Underground Plastic Surgery Guide Is the Talk of the Upper East Side," 20 Nov. 2017 In addition, some of the mammography systems require both 2-D and 3-D X-rays, which can expose women to twice as much radiation. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "When You Need A Breast Screening, Should You Get A 3-D Mammogram?," 7 Mar. 2018

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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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