Original Publication Date: 1 July, 2015
Publication / Source: Breast Cancer Management
Authors: Mark A Sak, Peter J Littrup, Neb Duric et al
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.