Definition of mammogram in English:

mammogram

noun

  • An image obtained by mammography.

    • ‘A mammogram should be obtained for a suspicious discharge even though results are usually negative.’
    • ‘Beginning at 30 to 35 years of age, annual mammograms are recommended.’
    • ‘Your surgeon may want you to have a mammogram taken.’
    • ‘It may enhance the accuracy of regular mammograms.’
    • ‘Digital technology makes mammograms clearer, thereby reducing the number of callbacks by 20-30 percent.’
    • ‘Compare this MRI with a mammogram and an ultrasound, and you'll see what I mean.’
    • ‘If you're going to a new facility for your mammogram, the radiologist will find it helpful if you bring prior mammograms along for comparison.’
    • ‘At what age should a woman start getting mammograms?’
    • ‘Today, doctors in state-of-the-art facilities are reading mammograms off computers - not film.’
    • ‘They pay for mammograms yearly, and they pay for colonoscopies, and prostate cancer screening.’
    • ‘It was detected on a routine mammogram and was not detectable by ultrasound.’
    • ‘Worse, mammograms are less able to detect hormone-induced cancers.’
    • ‘There does, however, seem to be a difference between the two groups in the interpretability of their mammograms.’
    • ‘Not all surgeons require mammograms prior to surgery.’
    • ‘The consequences of false-positive mammograms are uncertain.’
    • ‘If the lump is small and cannot be felt, your doctor may use a mammogram or ultrasound scan to find the lump and insert the needle.’
    • ‘Any sign of cancer should be communicated to the radiologist with the referral for a diagnostic mammogram.’
    • ‘In contrast, mammograms cut the death rate by a clear 22 percent for women age 50 and older, the group said.’
    • ‘A screening mammogram is an X-ray of the breast to find any breast changes in women who have no signs of breast cancer.’
    • ‘One woman's lesion was discovered on her baseline mammogram.’
    radiogram, radiograph, x-ray image
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Pronunciation:

mammogram

/ˈmaməˌɡram/