Isn't the exposure to radiation during a mammogram dangerous?

Created: 20.06.2016
Updated: 22.03.2018

The mammography screening uses x-ray. The radiation dose is so low it usually doesn't cause any problems. However, that does not mean it's impossible for x-ray examinations to contribute to cancer developing in very rare cases.

The radiation dose during a mammography screening is typically kept as minimal as possible and must not exceed predefined levels. The modern digital units used meet the highest quality standards and are checked daily. Compressing the breast during the examination allows a particularly low dose of radiation to be used.


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