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Health

Is the first mammaoram received called a "screening" mammogram, used as a comparison for all mammograms after that? What exactly is the definition of a "screening" mammogram? Thank you.

Per your note, I looked in a few health books that I have and from that I've discovered that there are two things that you seem to be confusing. There is something called "film screen mammography," which describes the actual process. This means that the breasts are squeezed more tightly between the plates to ensure a better quality picture. The other option is "xerography." Separately, there is something called "baseline mammogram," which is a mammogram taken when a woman is 35 or 40 and is used as a basis for camparison with all future mammograms.

I hope this helps to answer your question. You should also check out the health links here at FEMINIST.COM.


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