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mammography,

diagnostic procedure that uses low-dose X rays to detect abnormalities in the breasts. Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is form of mammography that combines X-ray images taken at multiple angles to produce a single three-dimensional image. The early diagnosis of breast cancerbreast cancer,
cancer that originates in the breast. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (following lung cancer). Although the vast majority of the cases occur in women, some men also get breast cancer.
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 made possible by the routine use of mammography for screening women increases a woman's treatment alternatives and improves her chances of surviving the cancer. Mammograms can detect tumors too small to be noticed on physical examination. The recommended timing for a baseline first mammogram and subsequent mammograms varies depending on a woman's risk for breast cancer, but several medical advisory groups recommend beginning at age 40 or 45 for a woman with an average risk for breast cancer.

mammography

[ma′mäg·rə·fē]
(medicine)
Radiographic examination of the breast, performed with or without injection of the glandular ducts with a contrast medium.
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``Mae gen i'r hawl,'' meddwn, ``i gael mamogram yn awr.''
Unpleasant but essential experience Sally Stoat, aged 61, who was diagnosed with breast cancer almost five years ago after she underwent her routine breast screening mamogram. PICTURE: Richard Swingler.
describe the segmentation with fuzzy models and classification by the crisp k-nearest neighbor algorithm for assisting brest cancer detection in digital mamograms. The supervised and unsupervised methods of segmentation such as k-nn and fuzzy c-means in digital mamograms will have high misclassification rates when only intensity is used as the discriminating feature.