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A 35-year-old female asked:
How does a doc find out if a woman's breast tissue is too dense for an accurate result on a mammogram? can he/she know before the mammogram?
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Radiology 22 years experience
On the mammogram: By doing the mammogram, the radiologist is able to determine the breast density. Although dense breasts may make the scan a little more difficult, digital mammography can help in identifying lesions.
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Breast Surgery 21 years experience
Seen on mammogram: Breast density can only be assessed on a mammogram. It is not always related to breast size or age.
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Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Breast density: is a mammographic feature, it does not actually mean that the breasts are physically denser or weigh more, so it can only be assessed on a mammogram. Although the sensitivity of mammography for detecting cancer is decreased in dense breasts, mammography remains the standard of care for screening dense breasts.
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Last updated Jul 8, 2015
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