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Healthy breast mammogram, artwork

Chiara Salvi
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Photogram of a healthy breast mammogram. The left breast is on the right hand side of the image and the right breast is on the left hand side of the image, separated by a vertical white line in the centre of the image. Mammography uses low dose X-rays to examine the inside of the breast in order to look for early signs of breast cancer. In England, routine breast screening is currently offered to women aged 50-70. Photograms are images created without a camera but which instead use photographic materials such as light-sensitive photographic paper. This image forms part of a series of work "Diorama", which interweaves medical imaging with darkroom techniques to examine the human body and its flaws, the injuries, traumas and the process of healing. This image is a contact print, created with X-ray plates and photographic paper.

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