In addition to the clinical examination of the female breast, X-ray mammography is the basic diagnostic means to detect breast diseases. Mammography is a conventional X-ray examination of the female breast. Because breast tissue only has minor differences in density, a less intense radiation is necessary than in X-ray examinations, e.g., of the lung or bones. This is achieved by a special X-ray tube.
The less intense radiation allows us to differentiate between tissue that only slightly differs in density, e.g., glandular tissue, fat and pathological changes.