Tests for breast cancer

Published: May, 2007

Mammography is going digital. But is it better than film?

New imaging technology has changed almost every aspect of medical care, and mammography, the main form of breast cancer screening, is no exception. Ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and digital mammography are now available, either to complement the standard mammogram or, in the case of digital mammogram, possibly to replace it.

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