A mammography, or mammogram, is X-ray of the breast. It’s a screening device used to recognize and analyze breast cancer. Together with regular clinical exams and month to month breast self-examinations, mammograms are a key component in the early analysis of breast cancer. A few specialists prescribe that ladies who are 40 years of age and older ought to have mammograms each one to two years. On the off chance that your specialist arranges a mammogram as a routine test to check for any cancer or changes, it’s known as a screening mammogram. In this sort of test, your specialist will take a few X-rays of each breast. In the event that you have a lump or some other indication of breast cancer, your specialist will arrange an analytic mammogram. In the event that you have breast implants, you will most likely need a diagnostic mammogram. Diagnostic mammograms are more extensive than screening mammograms. They commonly require more X-rays to get perspectives of the breast from multiple positions.
What happens in a mammography?
Don’t worry about the radiation exposure:
Similarly, as with an X-ray, you’re getting exposed to a little amount of radiation during a mammogram. Be that as it may, the hazard from this exposure is extremely low. In the event that a female is pregnant and totally needs a mammogram before her delivery date, she will normally wear a lead apron during the procedure.