Mammography Mammography
National Institute of Health

– Mammography

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early.

FDA certifies the places that give mammograms in the U.S. It’s a law called the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). FDA regulates the standards for the mammography machines and the training for the people who give mammograms.

FDA keeps a list of all certified places where you can get a mammogram like a:

Doctor’s Office Clinic Hospital X-ray Center Mobile Van

To find a certified site near you, go to and put in your zip code.


– Get the Facts about Mammograms

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