Diagnostic vs. Screening Mammograms: What’s the Difference?

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Diagnostic vs. Screening Mammograms: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the difference between screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms.

According to the National Cancer Institute, diagnostic mammography takes longer than screening mammography because more x-rays are needed to obtain views of the breast from several angles. The technician may magnify a suspicious area to produce a detailed picture that can help the doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

Women diagnosed with breast cancer are given a diagnostic mammogram for several years following their diagnosis even if they no longer have symptoms.

Read Full Article: Diagnostic vs. Screening Mammograms: What’s the Difference? – PA Breast Cancer Coalition Blog

Read Full Article: Diagnostic vs. Screening Mammograms: What’s the Difference? – PA Breast Cancer Coalition Blog

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