How is mammography performed in males?

Updated: Jan 31, 2017
  • Author: Muhammad Neaman Siddique, MBBS; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Men undergo mammography to evaluate for a breast mass, thickening, or pain. The initial study comprises of bilateral CC and MLO views, and additional views may subsequently be performed to further elaborate any abnormalities found on standard views. Breast compression is required in men also, and narrower paddles prove more helpful.


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