Imaging of the radiographically dense breast

V. P. Jackson, R. E. Hendrick, S. A. Feig, D. B. Kopans

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Despite recent improvements in mammography equipment and technique, the radiographically dense breast remains difficult to image. The problems in imaging the dense breast account for a large percentage of the cases of mammographically "missed" carcinomas. Other imaging modalities - such as ultrasonography, transillumination, thermography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and radionuclide imaging - have been investigated for use in breast cancer detection. This overview discusses the current problems associated with imaging of the radiographically dense breast and suggests some avenues for investigation to develop solutions to these problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Jackson, V. P., Hendrick, R. E., Feig, S. A., & Kopans, D. B. (1993). Imaging of the radiographically dense breast. Radiology, 188(2), 297-301.