Breast Density

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

Guidance for mammography facilities, state MQSA contract partners, FDA-approved MQSA accreditation bodies and Food and Drug Administration staff

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News | Mammography | December 04, 2020
December 4, 2020 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an immediately in effect guidance, ...
Studies show new deep-learning algorithm helps radiologists detect breast cancers in their early stages when used with the Genius 3D Mammography exam
News | Breast Imaging | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 — Hologic, Inc., an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s...
Lunit’s algorithm showed the best performance compared to other commercialized AI algorithms, ultimately reducing the workload of radiologists to classify mammography screenings
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 — Recent studies have shown that Lunit’s AI solution is as accurate as average radiologists when it...
ProFound AI for DBT offers superior clinical performance when compared to other commercially available breast AI systems
News | Breast Imaging | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — iCAD reported that over 1,000 licenses have been sold as part of ProFound AI sales since the...
Densitas Inc., a global provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening, announced its partnership with Mammography Educators to offer the first artificial intelligence powered telehealth technologist training platform to support business continuity in mammography facilities.
News | Mammography | November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020 — Densitas Inc., a global provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening...
Radiologists around the world will have access to a first-of-its-kind online breast density training tool designed to improve radiologists' ability to correctly identify women's breast density categories to comply with the Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), thanks to a collaboration between DetectED-X and Volpara Health. 
News | Breast Density | November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 — Radiologists around the world will have access to a first-of-its-kind online breast density...
Reduces the complexity of reporting for screening and diagnostic MRI eams to deliver time-saving and patient safety benefits
News | MRI Breast | November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020 — Ikonopedia announced the release of its newly updated next-generation breast MRI reporting module. ...
DensitasInc., a leading provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening, announced that NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), will deploy the densitas  platform across its mammography facilities
News | Breast Imaging | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 — Densitas Inc., a leading provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening...
An interview with Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, on the effects on breast imaging in the COVID-19 era

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Feature | Breast Imaging | November 12, 2020 | By Dave Fornell
The pandemic forced many elective procedures, including most areas of cancer screening, to be put on hold to prioritize...
Images in a 55-year-old woman with a spiculated mass localized in the upper central quadrant (arrow in A, B, D, and E) of right breast detected with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthetic mammography (SM). Breast density was classified as category C with the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System. Mass was invasive ductal carcinoma, stage I, and was estrogen and progesterone receptor positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative. A, Image from SM in craniocaudal view. B, Single

Images in a 55-year-old woman with a spiculated mass localized in the upper central quadrant (arrow in A, B, D, and E) of right breast detected with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthetic mammography (SM). Breast density was classified as category C with the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System. Mass was invasive ductal carcinoma, stage I, and was estrogen and progesterone receptor positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative. A, Image from SM in craniocaudal view. B, Single-slice DBT image in craniocaudal view. C, Magnification of the lesion depicted in B. D, Image from SM in mediolateral oblique view. E, Single-slice DBT image in mediolateral oblique view. F, Magnification of the lesion depicted in E. Images courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

News | Breast Imaging | November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020 — Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), in combination with synthetic mammography, improves cancer...
Murray Rebner, M.D., performing a breast ultrasound. Image courtesy of Beaumont Health

Murray Rebner, M.D., performing a breast ultrasound. Image courtesy of Beaumont Health

News | Breast Imaging | November 02, 2020
November 2, 2020 — Though Black women get breast cancer at a 3% lower incidence rate than white women, they are 42%...
Study of Penn Medicine patients shows abbreviated MRI may be a valuable supplemental screening for women with dense breasts
News | MRI Breast | October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 — Beth Reisboard, 76, was relieved in 2018 when she received the results from her annual mammogram: “...
Mammography, which is an X-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70.

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News | Mammography | October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 — Mammography, which is an X-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70...
Rebrand reflects Volpara Health's mission to prevent advanced-stage breast cancer
News | Breast Imaging | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 — Volpara Solutions, a leader in AI-powered breast density assessment, announced that it has changed...
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, and Volpara Solutions, a purpose-driven software company on a mission to prevent advanced-stage breast cancer, today announced an expanded partnership to provide mammography facilities and clinicians with breast imaging solutions designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and accurately assess a patient's breast density.
News | Breast Imaging | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical...
More than 600,000 women die of advanced breast cancer annually. (1) There is a safe, universally obtainable method to reduce this terrible toll according to MammaCare Foundation scientist Mark Kane Goldstein, Ph.D.

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News | Women's Health | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 — More than 600,000 women die of advanced breast cancer annually. (1) There is a safe, universally...
Videos | MRI Breast | October 14, 2020
Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, explains how breast...
Videos | Breast Density | October 13, 2020
Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, explains what it means to...
Released in the lead up to #DenseBreastDay (30 September) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the animation explains how breast density can complicate mammogram screening and make it harder for medical professionals to detect breast cancer. This highly engaging animation shows a polar bear hiding in a snow globe as an analogy for cancer hiding in dense breast tissue. 

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News | Breast Density | October 07, 2020
October 7, 2020 — A group of Australia’s leading breast cancer researchers is raising awareness about the importance of...
Microscopic photo of a professionally prepared slide demonstrating breast tissue with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Immuhistochemistry of estrogen receptor positive. Micrograph of breast cancer. Slide shows corresponding length of 1 mm.

Microscopic photo of a professionally prepared slide demonstrating breast tissue with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Immuhistochemistry of estrogen receptor positive. Micrograph of breast cancer. Slide shows corresponding length of 1 mm. Getty Images

News | Breast Imaging | October 05, 2020
October 5, 2020 — A major study of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — a breast condition that can become...