BREAST DENSITY FACTS
BI-RADS Density Scoring – Breast Imaging Rating & Data System
Take a closer look at the difference between Fatty Breast Tissue and Dense Breast Tissue
DENSE BREAST TISSUE
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.
Images, courtesy of Daniel E. Herron, MD
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