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A mammogram is an x-ray photograph of the breast. It is used to check for tumors and detect breast cancer among people who do not manifest any symptoms of the disease.

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Why are mammograms for women under 30 controversial?

Below age 30, breasts tend to be "radiographically dense," which means the breasts contain a large amount of glandular tissue which is difficult to image in fine detail.

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Why should a woman not wear deodorant or lotion during a mammogram?

Particles from these products can get on the breast or film holder and may look like abnormalities on the mammogram film.

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What's better for a breast checkup an ultra sound or a mammogram?

A mammogram.

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What follow-up is recommended for a BIRADS 3 result from a mammogram?

A follow-up mammogram within a short interval of six months is suggested.

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What age group is the biggest benefactor of regular mammograms?

Screening mammograms can detect cancers in their earliest stages and greatly reduce mortality, particularly among women age 40 to 69.

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How soon are the results of a mammogram reviewed?

he mammogram may be seen and interpreted by a radiologist right away, or it may not be reviewed until later.

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How many mammogram results show a false-positive result?

"False positive" readings also are possible, and 5% to 10% of mammogram results indicate the need for additional testing, most of which confirm that no cancer is present.

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How long do mammograms take?

A screening mammogram usually takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. A woman having a diagnostic mammogram can expect to spend up to an hour at the mammography facility.

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How does a digital mammogram differ from the standard evaluation?

A digital mammogram is performed in the same way as a traditional exam, but the image is viewed on a computer monitor, stored as a digital file, and can be printed on film.

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How can women avoid pain during a mammogram?

Mammograms should be scheduled when a woman's breasts are least likely to be tender. One week after the menstrual period is usually best.

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Why a repeat mammogram?

To see if you have breast cancer or anything eles; why go to the doctor for annual check up?

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What is a lucency in an area of the breast in a mammogram?

lucency[lū′sent-sē]

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1. In radiology, a region in an image caused by an absorber of lower x-ray attenuation than its surrounding tissues; in general, the opposite of opacity.

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Hope that helps. Ask your GP or specialist for more info on your particular medical investigation .

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Why should women have mammogram?

To detect any breast lumps and if the lumps are cancerous, to catch the cancer early, as it might be harder/impossible to treat later.

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Can a hypoechoic area of 4mm shown on breast ultrasound be undetectable 3 weeks later on ultrasound?

Well as no one else has answered my question I will update this situation. The 3 week follow-up ultrasound which the Technician said showed nothing actually shows an poorly defined area of hypoechoicity of now 1.9 x 1.0 cm...upcoming biopsy.

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Is cost effective when insurance companies pay for services such as mammograms or gym memberships?

Most companies think so, which is why they often do. Preventative care is considerably cheaper than paying for everything required to 'fix' any health issues that aren't caught until they become a threat to life.

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How much does a mammogram cost in Turkey?

The cost of a mammogram in Turkey could still depend on where you get it done. There are 12 clinics available in Turkey where you would be able to get a mammogram done.

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What is the history of mammogram?

what is a mammogram?

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What is the instrument used to perform mammograms?

Mammograms are taken with a low-dose x-ray machine.

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Why is it important to ask a patient if they have had a previous mammogram?

It is important because if you had a mammogram in the past then the doctors can compare the old mammogram film to the new one and see if there are any changes.

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What does a diagnostic mammogram with a possible us mean?

A diagnostic mammogram is an imaging study (X-ray) that is used to visualize the breast. It is used either as a screening test or to rule mass lesions. Oftentimes, it is ordered in conjunction with an ultrasound. The ultrasound is another imaging study to differentiate the nature of the mass. For instance, if the mammogram showed a mass in the right upper quadrant of the left breast then it should be followed by an ultrasound to differentiate a solid mass from a simple cyst.

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When was the mammogram invented?

it was invented on 1966 it was invented on 1966

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Where can I find a listing of all attorneys in Charlotte NC?

# The Yellow Pages # http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/servlet/SPracticeFirm?target=FIRM&state=NC&city=charlotte&CID=ILC-LawyerHomepage

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When is the age you can start getting credit?

When you can legally sign a contract, which is 18 years old.

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If ultra sound is ordered does that mean doctor saw something on mammogram?

An ultrasound is ordered if the radiologist sees a suspicious area on your mammogram. Often this is dense tissue, but, still, you should follow up rather than taking the order casually.

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What does iso attenuating mean on a mammogram?

When an area of tissue on a mammogram is "isoattenuating," it means that it is of the same density as a reference tissue, and thus attenuates x-rays equally. When no reference tissue is explicitly stated, the surrounding tissue is usually implied to be the reference tissue. For example, to say, "the mammogram showed that the breast mass in question is isoattenuating," means that breast mass is the same density as the normal surrounding breast tissue.

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