Breast Density

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

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. 

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Breast density is divided into four categories, from lowest to highest amounts of fibroglandular tissue composition. Category A: Almost entirely fatty (least amount of fibroglandular tissue). Category B: Scattered fibroglandular tissue. Category C: Heterogeneously dense. Category D: Extremely dense (most amount of fibroglandular tissue).

Breast density is divided into four categories, from lowest to highest amounts of fibroglandular tissue composition. Category A: Almost entirely fatty (least amount of fibroglandular tissue). Category B: Scattered fibroglandular tissue. Category C: Heterogeneously dense. Category D: Extremely dense (most amount of fibroglandular tissue).
 

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