New Insight Into Breast Disease

Dense breasts contain more glandular tissue, and breast cancer is also made up of dense tissue. Oftentimes both cancer and normal breast glandular tissue appear dense on a mammogram, making it difficult to find a cancer in the midst of normal glandular tissue. Researchers are studying other screening methods, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound, to see if they offer better screening results for women at high risk for breast cancer with dense breasts.

Provided by: Siemens Topic: Software Date Added: Oct 2005 Format: PDF

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