An X-ray of the breast used to detect and diagnose breast disease. Mammograms can find cancer too small for you or your physician or health care provider to feel. Digital mammography differs from standard mammography in the way the images are recorded and viewed by the physician.
The recent development of digital mammography technology shows promise for improved breast imaging. Digital mammography provides electronic images of the breasts that can be enhanced by computer technology, stored on computers, and even transmitted electronically in situations where remote access to the mammogram is required.