Mammography; the left breast is pressed between two plates. An X-ray machine is used to take pictures of the breast. An inset shows the x-ray film image with an arrow pointed at abnormal tissue.

Mammography. The breast is pressed between two plates. X-rays are used to take pictures of breast tissue.

From: Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®)

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PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet].
Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); 2002-.

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