Breast density assessment in adolescent girls using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry: a feasibility study.

@article{Shepherd2008BreastDA,
  title={Breast density assessment in adolescent girls using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry: a feasibility study.},
  author={John R A Shepherd and Serghei Malkov and Bo Fan and Aur{\'e}lie Laidevant and Rachel Novotny and Gertraud Maskarinec},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={1709-13}
}
Breast density, the radiographically opaque fraction of the breast in a mammogram, is one of the strongest biomarkers of breast cancer risk. However, younger populations do not typically have mammograms due to radiation concerns. This study explored a commercially available dual-energy X-ray absorptiometer (DXA) system as a low-dose method to measure breast fibroglandular density in adolescent girls. Eighteen girls (13-14 years old) indicated their breast development according to Tanner and… CONTINUE READING
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