Breast density is a measure of the proportion of glandular and fibrous tissue vs. fatty tissue in the breasts. The more glandular and fibrous tissue, the greater the breast density.
Higher-density breasts make potentially cancerous tissue more difficult to detect in a mammogram. If you have dense breasts, other screening methods may be needed to detect breast cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Our UltimateMamm® uses the following scale to report your breast density:
For the 50 percent of women who have heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breasts, mammograms may miss 50 percent or more of cancers.
RMI’s radiologists will consult with your provider on the screening plan that best fits your breast density level and medical history.
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