Breasts contain glandular, connective, and fat tissue. Breast density is a term that describes the relative amount of these different types of breast tissue as seen on a mammogram. Dense breasts have relatively high amounts of glandular tissue and fibrous connective tissue and relatively low amounts of fatty breast tissue. Only a mammogram can show if a woman has dense breasts.
What Does "heterogeneously Dense Breast Tissue" Mean?
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This article describes the historical classifications of breast density. Pioneers in classification of density include Leborgne in and Wolfe in , who described an increased risk of breast cancer in radiographically dense breast. The first qualitative classification of mammographic density patterns was described by Wolfe in Wolfe assigned the mammograms to four parenchymal patterns N1, P1, P2 and Dy according to the distribution of fat and the prominence of the ducts:.
What is a Nodular Density?
Lung nodules — small masses of tissue in the lung — are quite common. They appear as round, white shadows on a chest X-ray or computerized tomography CT scan. Lung nodules are usually about 0. A larger lung nodule, such as one that's 30 millimeters or larger, is more likely to be cancerous than is a smaller lung nodule.
Last week I had a breast sonogram done, and the results showed benign nodules, eight altogether. I've now been told to have a mammogram. I am a healthy year-old woman.