electron microscope


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(el-EK-tron MY-kruh-skope)

A microscope that uses electrons (tiny parts of atoms), instead of light, to make a big image of a tiny part of the body. An electron microscope shows tiny details better than any other type of microscope.

For information about screening and diagnostic tools for breast cancer, see Breastcancer.org's Breast Cancer Tests: Screening, Diagnosis, and Monitoring section.

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Audio contributed by: Sara Rue

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