Mammography means imaging of the breast with the help of x-rays.
How is it Performed?
it is similar to taking X-rays of the chest or any other x-rays.
however, a special dedicated machine with a special x-ray tube is
required for doing mammography.there are compression paddles which compress
the breast and then x-rays are taken.
why should it to be done?
mammography is performed for screening for the breast cancer.
also, in patients with lumps in the breast,mammography helps in
the diagnosis of the lump, i.e. whether it is benign or malignant.
if i have no complaints relating to the breast, should
mammography be done?
yes. the most important role of mammography is for screening
normal women for early breast cancer. breat cancer can be
picked up by mammography much before it develops into a palpable lump.