The 411 on Mammograms

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  • Film Versus Digital Mammography
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  • Where Can I Get a Free Mammogram?
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  • What Is a Mammogram?

Film Versus Digital Mammography

X-ray images of the breast can be captured on film or stored directly onto a computer (digital). Digital images are viewed on a computer, so they can be lightened or darkened, and certain sections can be enlarged and looked at more closely. This ability to control the images on a computer makes digital mammography more accurate than film mammography for some women.

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