BREAST SCREENING UNIT, KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BREAST SCREENING UNIT, KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mammogram of a female breast showing widespread benign calcifications (white flecks). The nipple appears at right. Mammography is a special X-ray technique that is used to visualize soft tissues of the breast as a means of screening for breast cancer. Microcalcification is often seen in both benign & malignant disorders using mammography. Calcified areas in cancers tend to be finer than in benign conditions.
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