Breast Density

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

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News | Mammography | September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015 — Volpara Solutions will be showcasing the latest updates on its breast density and quantitative...

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Caption: High-contrast, high-spatial resolution images of a 44-year-old woman with heterogeneously dense breast are reconstructed from a scan done with the Koning Breast CT scanner. Early this year, the FDA approved the scanner and an associated biopsy bracket. (Image courtesy Koning Corp.)

Blog | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 29, 2015

Providers under pressure to deliver low-dose, routine computed tomography (CT) can pick from the best deals ever....

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News | Women's Health | August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015 — A national risk model that gauges a woman’s chance of developing...

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News | Molecular Imaging | August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015 — A recent study by Mayo Clinic determined that adding...

In the screening 2-D mammogram (left image), there is a possible lesion in the central breast, but its margins are difficult to assess. Using tomosynthesis this can be clearly seen to be a spiculated mass, and almost certainly a malignancy.

In the screening 2-D mammogram (left image), there is a possible lesion in the central breast, but its margins are difficult to assess. Using tomosynthesis this can be clearly seen to be a spiculated mass, and almost certainly a malignancy.

Feature | Women's Health | July 06, 2015 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane and Dave Fornell

Just a few short years ago, the only options for breast imaging were...

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A comparision of a small breast cancer found in a patient without dense breast tissue (left), and a tumor found in a woman with dense fibroglandular tissue. For more information visit DenseBreast-info.org.

Feature | Breast Density | June 04, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis

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Sponsored Content | Videos | Breast Density | March 27, 2015

Dense breast tissue can mask the appearance of tumors and limit the performance of mammography. When used as an...

Videos | Breast Imaging | March 24, 2015

Kristie Bobolis, M.D., program chair for the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses the role of genetic...

Videos | Breast Imaging | March 24, 2015

Barbara Rabinowitz, Ph.D., MSW, RN, founder of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, talks with ITN editorial...

Videos | Breast Density | March 24, 2015

Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses breast density, updates from...

Videos | Breast Imaging | March 24, 2015

Jennifer Gass, M.D., FACS, incoming president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses the impact of...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Breast Density | January 15, 2015

Volpara now offers products to track breast density in mammography, X-ray radiation dose and analytical data. The...

Videos | Breast Imaging | December 15, 2014

ITN discusses the recent trends and advances in breast imaging at RSNA 2014 with Laurie Fajardo, M.D., MBA chief of...

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Figure 1. Mediolateral oblique (MLO) mammograms from four different patients show the spectrum of breast density: fatty (far left), scattered fibroglandular density, heterogeneously dense, extremely dense (far right). If cancer is present, it is more likely to be masked and go undetected in denser breast tissue.

Feature | Breast Density | April 30, 2014 | Wendie A. Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR and JoAnn Pushkin

(Updated April 17, 2015)

Breast density reporting is here to stay. Nineteen states have already enacted...

Videos | Breast Imaging | March 27, 2014

Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, reacts to the recent Canadian study's...

Videos | Breast Density | March 27, 2014

Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses breast density, alternative...

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A 59-year-old female presented with a 3 cm palpable mass in the right breast. No identifiable abnormalities were identified on either the RMLO (on right) or RCC (on left) tomosynthesis images. (Image courtesy of Marc F. Inciardi, M.D., University of Kansas Medical Center)

Feature | Breast Imaging | November 20, 2012 | Jessie Jacob, M.D.

Since the implementation of routine screening mammography, we have seen a 30 percent reduction in breast cancer...

Videos | Mammography | August 28, 2012

Dr. Sabee Molloi from the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, worked with a team on a study...

Example of molecular breast imaging (MBI) with breast cancer.

Positron emission mammography (PEM) produces a 3-D tomographic view of the breast in 12 images per view. Photo courtesy of Naviscan.

Feature | Breast Imaging | July 25, 2012 | Parvez Shirazi, M.D.

The last 20 years have brought about great advances in breast cancer detection and treatment. Among them has been...