Mammography is an x-ray examination of breast tissue. The result of the study is visible in the picture: looking at it, an experienced specialist can recognize changes in the breast. The specifics of the tumor and its size depends on what treatment is required (or not required) for the patient. The point of regular mammography is to “catch” the tumor in time and more likely to cure the person.

Mammography ucluding has no contraindications. However, in rare cases, it may be replaced by an MRI if, for example, the breast tissue is very dense. In other cases, any other breast examinations are clarifying. This includes a tumor biopsy under the control of mammography, and tomosynthesis of the mammary gland, and mammography.

How is the mammography procedure done?

Mammography is performed using a special device – a mammograph. The radiologist takes a picture of the chest in two projections. To do this, a woman needs to place both breasts between two mammography plates. First, she puts her breasts on the bottom plate, and the top one goes down from above. Then the same is done in another projection. The doctor receives an image within a few seconds. The examination itself may cause short-term discomfort, but nothing more. However, if a woman feels pain, she should not be tolerated: she must immediately say so.

You should come for a mammogram of the mammary glands a few days after the end of your period. It is better to do mammography in a proven place, on a modern device, and also carefully store all the pictures for your medical history.