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mam·mog·ra·phy

 (mă-mŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. mam·mog·ra·phies
1. Radiological examination of the breast, used to screen for or evaluate tumors and other abnormalities.
2. The procedure performed to produce a mammogram.

mammography

(mæˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Medicine) the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
ˈmammoˌgraph, ˈmammoˌgram n

mam•mog•ra•phy

(mæˈmɒg rə fi)

n.
x-ray photography of a breast, esp. for detection of tumors.
[1935–40]

mammography

A diagnostic method of determining the presence of breast cancer using X-rays.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mammography - a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X raysmammography - a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
Translations
mamografie
mammografia
mammográfia
mamografia

mammography

[mæˈmɒgrəfɪ] Nmamografía f

mammography

nMammografie f

mam·mog·ra·phy

n. mamografía, rayos-x de la glándula mamaria.

mammography

n mamografía (técnica); digital — mamografía digital
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Acquisition, installation, start-up and integral maintenance of robotic digital radiology rooms with tomosynthesis in various health centers of the murciano health service.
She had visited the hospital for her yearly 3D mammography tomosynthesis, which came out clear.
This text details a case-based approach to digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, with discussion of its physics, including reconstruction methods, acquisition parameters, and considerations for patient dose and data, then 93 common diagnostic and screening cases, with information on presentation, images, imaging findings, BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System) classification and action, differential diagnosis, essential facts, and management and digital breast tomosynthesis principles, as well as discussion of biopsy using tomosynthesis or stereotactic guidance, ending with a chapter on localization and biopsy.
With tomosynthesis, additional X-rays are taken at different angles -- not truly three-dimensional but a computer compiles them into a 3-D-like image.
Digital breast tomosynthesis is the new kid on the block for screening," said Emily F.
Conant, is that, whether tomosynthesis is used or not, mammography captures anatomy, not physiology, and very dense breast tissue may still obscure a tumor, even when the tomographic slices are peeled back.
Conant A synthetic 2D tomosynthesis image shows a 2-cm invasive cancer (marked).
Tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has been shown in the literature to not only increase cancer detection rates but also to lower recall rates," says Dr.
Digital breast tomosynthesis is one possible answer to this dilemma.
com)-- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) or 3-D mammography new installations (includes new equipment and 3-D upgradation) expected to reach 4,547 units in 2016, up from 4,061 units in 2015.
M2 PHARMA-March 1, 2016-NEC Diagnostic Display Receives FDA Clearance for Use in Tomosynthesis