Mammography is an X-ray technique and therefore involves exposure to X-rays. Mammography is the safest method for discovering microcalcification, for example, which is an indicator of an early form of breast cancer. The early detection of disease, at a stage when therapy is still very possible, is the purpose of digital mammography. The use of digital mammography, as at Radiology Baden-Baden, reduces the radiation dose to a minimum and is acceptable according to the current state of the art. Balancing the risk of missing breast cancer against the risk of a more theoretical induction of a second tumor due to X-ray radiation, the current state of the art shows a clear advantage for early detection of potential breast cancer through mammography, and the associated potential for complete recovery. This assumes that the disease is detected at an early stage.