A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast and used to check for breast cancer. This page answers your questions about screening and diagnostic mammograms.
Review Date: September 13, 2011
NIH National Cancer Institute
Find answers to frequently asked questions about mammograms, a safe, low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts to look for changes that are not normal.
Review Date: January 27, 2012
Office on Women's Health