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Mammograms are performed on specialized x-ray equipment by registered technologistsmamm.jpg experienced in mammography.

Standard screening mammograms include two views of each breast. The breast is placed between two plastic plates, and the plates are pressed firmly together. The pressure from the plates may be uncomfortable, but it is necessary to spread out the breast tissue to easily detect abnormal details with minimum radiation.

The doses of radiation used for mammography are very low and considered safe.

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