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How a Mammogram Works

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Dr. Alice Chung is a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer. She recommends mammograms as the way to screen for breast cancer. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast, which has been compressed between two x-ray plates, with x-rays being taken from the side and from above.

A traditional mammogram is film screen mammography or analog mammography. Digital mammography is a new method which stores images on a computer. Digital mammography makes it possible to use computer software to view the images more clearly.

"Alice Chung is a surgeon specializing in breast cancer at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, and a guest lecturer on the health and welfare of women. Using her expertise as a member of the American Society of Breast Disease and the Society of Surgical Oncology, Chung has performed numerous surgeries, authored countless studies on the field of breast surgery and presented on such diverse topics as nutrition, imaging and metastases. Highly skilled at sparing mastectomies and other surgical procedures related to breast cancer surgery, Chung has dedicated her practice to helping women everywhere."


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