Mammogram Created

Mammogram
1951
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An early version of the mammogram, comprised of a cone and compression pad apparatus was created by Raul Leborgne to X-ray the breasts. In the paper reporting the device and its use on several patients, he recommends that "roentgen study should now be included in the diagnosis of mammary pathology." 1

  • 1. Leborgne, Raul. "Diagnosis of Tumors of the Breast by Simple Roentgenography." The American Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy. 65 (1951): 1-11. [PUBMED]