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A 52-year-old female asked:

After a mammogram, i asked the technician how many x-rays were supposed to be taken for each breast. she told me 2 x-rays for each breast. correct?

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Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Typically 2 views: Great question. Typically, at least two x-rays are taken of each breast. Never less than two x-rays. However, sometimes the technologist must take more. I believe it is important to be proactive in your health. Good job.
Last updated Nov 15, 2016


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