A mammogram is an X-ray test that produces an image of the inner breast tissue on film. This technique, called mammography, is used to visualize normal and abnormal structures within the breasts. Mammography, therefore, can help in identifying cysts, calcifications, and tumors within the breast. It is currently the most efficient screening method to detect early breast cancer. Any primary care physician can request a patient receives a mammography - Radiologists are the physicians that actually read the test and provide a diagnosis. Learn more about Samaritan's Imaging Service today!