There are two primary types of mammography:
- Screening mammography
- Diagnostic mammography
Screening mammography is performed on asymptomatic women who do not have any specific breast concerns or symptoms. Its primary goal is to detect breast cancer at an early stage when there are no noticeable signs or symptoms.
Diagnostic mammography, on the other hand, is performed on individuals with specific breast concerns, such as breast lumps, nipple discharge, breast pain, or abnormalities detected during a screening mammogram. Its aim is to evaluate and diagnose these specific breast issues.