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Current and future methods for measuring breast density: a brief comparative review


Breast density is one of the strongest predictors of breast cancer risk. Women with the densest breasts are four- to six-times more likely to develop cancer compared with those with the lowest densities. Breast density is generally assessed using mammographic imaging; however, this approach has limitations. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound tomography are some alternative imaging modalities that can aid mammography in patient screening and the measurement of breast density.

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