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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Recent Examples on the Web Imaging Specialists provides state-of-the-art 3D screening and diagnostic mammography, targeted diagnostic breast ultrasound, general and cardiovascular ultrasound and bone densitometry. Kathy Jumper, al, "Volume builder buys in volume," 9 Nov. 2020 Parkland mammography specialists have these five tips to prepare for your next mammogram: Bring your ID and insurance information for identity verification. Al Día Staff, Dallas News, "Parkland Hospital offering free mammograms at three mobile clinics this October," 8 Oct. 2020 Along with another researcher at Johns Hopkins, Juon printed brochures in Korean with information on mammography and breast cancer statistics, distributing them in Korean churches and Asian grocery stores. Angela Roberts,, "Breast cancer screening rates for immigrant women in Baltimore are low. These groups are fighting to change that.," 30 Oct. 2020 But the pandemic slammed preventive medicine, and health systems now report startling decreases in mammography. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, "Pandemic leads women to delay mammograms; experts fear future rise in breast cancer deaths," 20 Oct. 2020 During those three decades, there has been some significant advances in mammography. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Towne Lake Boardwalk awash in pink for breast cancer awareness," 17 Oct. 2020 Parkland will offer no-cost mobile mammography throughout Dallas County during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m at the locations and dates below. Al Día Staff, Dallas News, "Parkland Hospital offering free mammograms at three mobile clinics this October," 8 Oct. 2020 Since 1986 The Rose has offered biopsies, digital imaging, and mobile mammography for patients in the county and has served more than 500,000 women. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Here is where to receive free and low-cost breast cancer screening in Houston," 7 Oct. 2020 The application of computer vision to medical imagery is having a massive impact in everything from ophthalmology to mammography. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Which A.I. planet do you live on?," 6 Oct. 2020

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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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18 Nov 2020

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“Mammography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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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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