breast compression


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breast compression

Squeezing the breast between movable grids prior to mammographic or magnetic resonance imaging. Its purpose is to limit movement of the breast and optimize image detail, minimize the dose of radiation received, maximize the quantity of breast tissue in the field of view, and stabilize the breast during biopsy.
See also: compression
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