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With regards to breast density shouldn't I be told if im birads 3/4 n suggest other screening? 
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: No.
Dense breast tissue is a sort of disclaimer since mammography may not be as reliable for cancer screening in affected people.
In contrast, birads is a classification for specific abnormalities seen on mammograms which help guide our decisions for the "next step" in the work-up of this specific abnormality, ie, biopsy, short-term follow up, ultrasound, etc.

In brief: No.
Dense breast tissue is a sort of disclaimer since mammography may not be as reliable for cancer screening in affected people.
In contrast, birads is a classification for specific abnormalities seen on mammograms which help guide our decisions for the "next step" in the work-up of this specific abnormality, ie, biopsy, short-term follow up, ultrasound, etc.
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Yes for BIRADS 4
A bi-rads 4 results means suspicious for cancer.
This result should prompt either a biopsy or other imaging tests. A bi-rads 3 results means "on the fence". Usually a follow-up breast imaging test is done within 6 months to a year. To see the categories and their meaning: http://www.Birads.At/kategorien.Html.

In brief: Yes for BIRADS 4
A bi-rads 4 results means suspicious for cancer.
This result should prompt either a biopsy or other imaging tests. A bi-rads 3 results means "on the fence". Usually a follow-up breast imaging test is done within 6 months to a year. To see the categories and their meaning: http://www.Birads.At/kategorien.Html.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
BIRADS 3 means probably benign, <2% chance of malignancy. There are a limited number of lesions that fall into this category. It is not appropriate for lesions the radiologist is not sure about. If that is the case, further workup needs to be done, not assignment of BIRADS 3.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
In brief: You are mixing up
the classifications.
BIRADS is an assessment of suspicion, 1(normal) through 5(highly suggestive of malignancy). It has nothing to do with breast density. By law you must be informed of your mammo results within 30 days. Breast density was previously assessed 1(Fatty) through 4(very dense), now changed to A through D because of BIRADS confusion.Some states require density notification as well.

In brief: You are mixing up
the classifications.
BIRADS is an assessment of suspicion, 1(normal) through 5(highly suggestive of malignancy). It has nothing to do with breast density. By law you must be informed of your mammo results within 30 days. Breast density was previously assessed 1(Fatty) through 4(very dense), now changed to A through D because of BIRADS confusion.Some states require density notification as well.
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