Mammography is the most effective exploration for the early detection of malignant breast tumors. It consists of performing a special x-ray of the breasts with an x-ray designed for this purpose called mammography.
With a very low radiation dose, multiple problems are detected, mainly breast cancer even in very early stages of development (when it only has 3 or 4 mm).
Even if it is a simple and painless test, sometimes it can be annoying, since it is necessary to make pressure on the breast to improve image quality. If a suspicious image of malignancy is detected, the doctor will order more imaging tests to determine the nature of the injury (ultrasound scans) and / or biopsy.