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Es una radiografía de las mamas que se utiliza para encontrar tumores y para ayudar a establecer la diferencia entre enfermedad no cancerosa (benigna) y cancerosa (maligna). Se coloca una mama a la vez sobre una superficie plana que contiene la placa de rayos X. Luego, un dispositivo denominado compresor presiona firmemente contra la mama para ayudar a aplanar el tejido mamario. Se comprime cada seno en sentido horizontal y luego oblicuo mientras se toma la imagen de rayos X desde cada posición.


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  • Last reviewed on 12/7/2010
  • Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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