Film mammography

Definition of film mammography

film mammography

(... ma-MAH-gruh-fee)
A procedure that uses x-rays to take pictures of the inside of the breast and stores the images on x-ray film. Film mammography may be used to check for breast cancer and other changes in the breast, such as abnormal lumps, cysts, or calcifications (calcium deposits). Also called conventional mammography.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms