News | Breast Density | April 26, 2016

Oklahoma Governor Passes Breast Density Reporting Bill

Oklahoma becoems 26th state to have breast density inform legislation on the books

Oklahoma, breast density inform law, fibroglandular tissue

April 26, 2016 — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed HB2601 into law, making the Oklahoma the 26th state to report a patient's breast tissue composition through the mammography reporting results. 

Under the terms of the law, all healthcare facilities that perform mammography exams must include information that identifies the patient’s fibroglandular breast density according to the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). If a patient is determined to have heterogeneously or extremely dense breast tissue, the legislation requires specific language explaining the health risks associated with dense breast tissue. Patients may also be directed to further informational resources from the ACR, American Cancer Society or Mammography Saves Lives. 

The law will become effective in November 2016.

“This is an important day for women’s breast health in Oklahoma,” reported Rep. Mike Ritze, a physician and surgeon, who championed the density reporting legislation. "The legislation will standardize the communication of breast tissue density across the state to promote further dialog with healthcare providers about a woman's personalized breast screening."

For more information:

Related Content

SmartCurve technology, a revolutionary breast imaging technology designed specifically for the curvature of the female breast to provide every woman with a more comfortable and accurate mammogram.
News | Mammography | September 14, 2018
Solis Mammography declared September Breast Wellness Month a
breast screening
News | Clinical Trials | September 13, 2018
Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as large in the a
Lightvision near-infrared fluorescence imaging system
News | Women's Health | September 11, 2018
Shimadzu Corp.
Feature | Breast Imaging | September 07, 2018 | By JoAnn Pushkin
If you are confused about the conflicting advice surrounding mammography screening guidelines, welcome to the club.
Illinois Governor Approves State Breast Density Reporting Bill Into Law
News | Breast Density | August 13, 2018
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved the Illinois Breast Density Reporting Law (Public Act 100-0749) on Aug. 10, 2018...
PET Tracer Identifies Estrogen Receptor Expression Differences in Breast Cancer Patients
News | PET Imaging | August 09, 2018
In metastatic breast cancer, prognosis and treatment is largely influenced by estrogen receptor (ER) expression of the...
iCAD Receives FDA Clearance of PowerLook Density Assessment for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Technology | Breast Density | August 08, 2018
iCAD announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its latest artificial intelligence (AI) software...
Cardiac Imaging Reveals Roots of Preeclampsia Damage in Pregnant Women
News | Women's Health | August 07, 2018
Johns Hopkins researchers say a heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe and dangerous form...
Cardiac Monitoring a Higher Priority for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | August 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 — While heart failure is an uncommon complication of...