Ever since their introduction in the early 80s, mammograms have played an inimitable role in saving millions of women across the world. Till date, screening and diagnostic mammography have proven to be the simplest and cheapest method of detecting breast cancer in its early stages. Over the years, mammograms have evolved with technological advancements that enable crystal clear imaging for precise diagnostic results. Currently, 3D mammography or Tomosynthesis is being used for cross-sectional imaging of the breast tissue. Tomosynthesis provides far better imaging than traditional 2D mammography.
But are mammograms absolutely necessary? What section of women needs a mammogram and at what age? How important are these tests? We attempt to answer all these questions in this article. Read on to know more.