Automatic Volumetric Breast Density Assessment in the eXtensibl


The breast is composed of fibroglandular tissue embedded in a background of fatty tissue. The amount of fibroglandular tissue and fat varies among women. Breast cancer arises in this fibroglandular tissue. In mammograms, dense tissue attenuates more radiation then does fat. Breast density refers to the appearance of fibroglandular (dense) tissue on a… (More)