Breast Cancer Glossary of Medical Terms
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X-rays: One form of radiation that can, at low energy levels, produce an image of the body or organ on film or computer monitor using a special detector. At high energy levels, x-rays can be used to destroy cancer cells.
Xeroradiography (xeromammography): An outdated form of mammography that records the image of the breast on paper rather than on film. This method is rarely used now.
Updated: August 2006