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Mammography is an imaging procedure that uses low-energy x-rays to examine the breast.
It's one of the best tools to screen for or detect breast cancer and other abnormalities.
Because mammography produces such high-quality images of the breast, it can show cancer that may be too small for you or your doctor to feel.
The imaging experts at the Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program use computer-aided detection (CAD) to assist in interpreting mammography images. The software is specifically designed to identify abnormal masses or distortions in the breast and is a valuable aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
A screening mammogram is performed if you have no symptoms of breast disease.
A diagnostic mammogram is performed if you have: