MammográfiaMammography is a special type of X-ray of the breasts, which is used to screen breast cancer and also used as a diagnostic procedure for breast cancer in women who have symptoms, such as a lump.

Mammography can typically spot lesions one-fifth the size of those that can be felt by hand during self-examination or clinical breast examination by a healthcare professional. The screening can pick up about 40% of cancers that are too small to detect by touch on clinical examination.