Breast Density

Breast density, or fibroglandular density, is found through breast imaging and compares the amount of fat to the amount of tissue.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have released new joint recommendations for prioritization, treatment and triage of breast cancer patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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News | Breast Imaging | April 13, 2020
April 13, 2020 — The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers...
Table 1. Compared to 2-D mammography, which yields four images per patient, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, produces hundreds of images per patient. While this provides more information for clinicians, the exponential increase in data can result in reader fatigue and burnout, which may ultimately affect patient care.

Table 1. Compared to 2-D mammography, which yields four images per patient, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, produces hundreds of images per patient. While this provides more information for clinicians, the exponential increase in data can result in reader fatigue and burnout, which may ultimately affect patient care.

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As the largest independent imaging group in Michigan with 10 locations across the state, Regional Medical Imaging (RMI...
Figure 1. R MLO view from four different years. The skin mole is marked with a circular skin marker (TomoSPOT REF# 782, Beekley Medical) on the far-left image. These images demonstrate the potential for significant variability in location of the skin lesion due to movability of the skin during positioning.

Figure 1. R MLO view from four different years. The skin mole is marked with a circular skin marker (TomoSPOT REF# 782, Beekley Medical) on the far-left image. These images demonstrate the potential for significant variability in location of the skin lesion due to movability of the skin during positioning. 

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Breast Imaging | April 09, 2020
Christina Jacobs, M.D., Director of Breast Imaging (Bronson Health System) is always looking for ways to work more...
A recent study earlier this year in the journal Nature, which included researchers from Google Health London, demonstrated that artificial intelligence (AI) technology outperformed radiologists in diagnosing breast cancer on mammograms
Feature | Breast Imaging | April 06, 2020 | By Samir Parikh
A recent study earlier this year in the journal Nature, which included researchers from Google Health London,...
Feature | Breast Density | April 03, 2020 | By Dayna Williams M.D., Shivani Chaudhry, M.D., and Laurie R. Margolies, M.D.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and, for women in their forties, the leading cause of premature death...
Mammogram showing dense breast tissue
News | Breast Imaging | January 29, 2020
January 29, 2020 — Life Image announced that it will provide Mammosphere, a breast health data access tool, to the ...
The study found that DBN laws helped some women understand they had increased breast density, but not that breast density is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer or that dense breasts limit the ability of mammograms to detect cancer
News | Breast Density | January 09, 2020
January 9, 2020 — A new study suggests that state-mandated notifications on mammogram reports intended to inform women...
Videos | MRI Breast | December 26, 2019
Gillian Newstead, M.D., director of global breast imaging and former professor at the University of Chicago, explains a...
A new market report focuses on breast imaging devices, paying special attention to their recent emergence

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News | Breast Imaging | December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019 — The "Breast Imaging Device Market Size, Outlook and Growth Opportunities, 2019- 2025" report is now...
Researchers recently conducted the largest population-based long-term retrospective analysis of non-cancer causes of death among patients with breast cancer

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News | Clinical Trials | December 17, 2019
December 16, 2019 — Survival rates for patients with breast cancer have improved significantly in the last four decades...
News | Breast Imaging | November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019 — Unifi Workspace, a new comprehensive breast diagnostic reading solution from Hologic, will launch...
Densitas Breast Density Assessment Software Joins Nuance AI Marketplace
News | Breast Density | October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 — Densitas Inc. announced that its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared densitas densityai...
A patient prepares to have a tomosynthesis-guided prone breast biopsy using the Hologic Affirm prone biopsy system.

A patient prepares to have a tomosynthesis-guided prone breast biopsy using the Hologic Affirm prone biopsy system.

Feature | Breast Biopsy Systems | October 17, 2019 | By Harriet Borofsky, M.D.
The current body of research supporting digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT or 3-D mammography) is now overwhelming, with...
Feature | Breast Imaging | October 16, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
On Jan. 1, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new quality improvement initiative focused on...
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Blog | Breast Imaging | October 09, 2019
Breast cancer has affected our patients, our mothers, our sisters, our colleagues, our friends … and ourselves. In this...
Hologic, Inc.’s Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Steve MacMillan, joined a number of employees to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell for the 14th consecutive year on Oct. 2
News | Women's Health | October 04, 2019
Hologic, Inc.’s Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Steve MacMillan, joined a number of employees...
Breast cancer awareness month is October
News | Clinical Case Studies | October 03, 2019
A decades-long decline in the breast cancer death rate continues, but has begun to slow in recent years, while breast...
Volpara's breast density scale

Levels of breast density.

News | Women's Health | October 01, 2019
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2019, Volpara Solutions remains committed to helping breast imaging centers achieve...
Densitas Wins Major Procurement of Breast Density Software for DIMASOS Breast Screening Trial
News | Breast Density | September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 — Densitas Inc. announced it has won a procurement of its densitas densityai software for deployment...
GE Healthcare showcases Senographe Pristina Serena featuring its add-on-biopsy kit at the Breast Imaging Symposium. Photo by Greg Freiherr

GE Healthcare showcases Senographe Pristina Serena featuring its add-on-biopsy kit at the Breast Imaging Symposium. Photo by Greg Freiherr

Feature | Breast Imaging | July 03, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Productivity and its enabler — efficiency — guided the display of products at the April Society of Breast Imaging (SBI...