Harvard Women's Health Watch
Why isn't there a more comfortable mammogram procedure?
Ask the doctor Q. I have been smashed, squashed, pulled, and tugged annually for 25 years. Why isn’t there a better way to take a mammogram? A. We hear you! Compression mammography has been the “gold standard” for decades for one reason — it works. Flattening the breast makes ductal tissue easier to distinguish and reduces the amount of radiation required to do so. Studies have demonstrated that it is