BREAST DENSITY FACTS 2017-07-22T12:38:23+00:00

BREAST DENSITY FACTS

Breast Density Facts

BI-RADS Density Scoring – Breast Imaging Rating & Data System

Breast Imaging Rating & Data System

FATTY

Breast Imaging Rating & Data System

SCATTERED DENSITIES

Breast Imaging Rating & Data System

HETEROGENEOUSLY DENSE

Breast Imaging Rating & Data System

EXTREMELY DENSE

Take a closer look at the difference between Fatty Breast Tissue and Dense Breast Tissue

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Studies show women with Dense Breast Tissue and women with implants need an additional exam such as an Ultrasound or MRI. They can find MORE and SMALLER cancers than can be detected by mammography alone.

What is Dense Breast Tissue?

FATTY BREAST

Mammogram

Fatty Breast Tissue

DENSE BREAST

Mammogram

Dense Breast Tissue

DENSE BREAST TISSUE

Ultrasound

This 6mm cancer was not detected by the mammogram. Cancer appears DARK against the white background of Dense Breast Tissue with an Ultrasound. Cancers are easier to detect when an Ultrasound is used.

*Information Sources
Images, courtesy of Daniel E. Herron, MD
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Center for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society

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