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Imaging Techniques

Which imaging technique is used to examine breast tissue and diagnose breast diseases?

Mammography is the specific imaging technique used to examine breast tissue and diagnose breast diseases. A small dose of radiation is passed through the breast tissue. Mammography has become a very important tool in diagnosing early breast cancer. Small tumors may be visible on a mammogram years before they may be felt physically by a woman or her healthcare provider.



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