It's an X-ray of the breast. It is performed with a special X-ray device for breasts, which with very low doses of radiation is able to detect various problems, mainly Breast Cancer.
The breast is placed in the mammograph and the breast is briefly compressed during the examination, but this is not painful. The information it provides regarding neoformations, microcalcifications and distortions of the mammary tissue guides us to a definitive diagnosis.
The mammary ultrasound is a test that is complemented with the previous one, in many occasions it allows to describe with better detail intrama- mary structures as the cysts.
Ultrasound is also indicated for young or high-density breasts.
The doctor gently slides a probe over the breast that emits ultrasonic waves. As they pass through the tissues, these waves bounce off them, producing ultrasonic echoes that appear on the ultrasound screen and can be photographed.
Breast Nuclear Resonance
It's an MRI of the breasts. It is used as a complementary study to the previous tests and for high-risk patients.