mam·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ ma-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce mammography (audio) \

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 How to pronounce mammographic (audio) \ adjective

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Relating to coverage for mammography under certain health benefit plans. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "THIS WEEK: State Rep. Zerwas to hold legislative update session in Katy," 7 July 2019 Patients should prioritize image quality of CT scans, mammographies and MRIs over price, Dziedzicki said. Julie Washington,, "Independent labs may be less expensive, but are they the best option for you?," 8 Sep. 2019 No matter the reason, everyone deserves mammography and chest-wall care that affirms their bodies, genders, and identities. Kim Schuette/share,, "Equitas Health holds ‘Go Topless Once a Year’ in Cincinnati," 25 June 2019 Aside from hosting free artist talks and workshops, the nonprofit behind the gallery also teams up with Parkland Hospital's mobile mammography unit to offer free screenings at the North Oak Cliff Library. Christopher Mosley, Dallas News, "Two Oak Cliff art galleries team up for tandem exhibition 'In Memory'," 7 Aug. 2019 The federal Affordable Care Act requires insurance coverage for mammograms, but even 3D mammography cannot thoroughly examine dense breast tissue, breast radiologist Liane Philpotts said. Tess Vrbin,, "Legislators, advocates praise health insurance expansion for breast cancer screenings," 18 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of mammography

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mammography

Latin mamma "breast" + -o- + -graphy — more at mamma

Note: See note at mammogram.

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mam·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ -fē How to pronounce mammography (audio) \
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 How to pronounce mammographic (audio) \ adjective

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