Comparison of mammographic density assessed as volumes and areas among women undergoing diagnostic image-guided breast biopsy.

@article{Gierach2014ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of mammographic density assessed as volumes and areas among women undergoing diagnostic image-guided breast biopsy.},
  author={Gretchen L. Gierach and Berta M. Geller and John R A Shepherd and Deesha A. Patel and Pamela M. Vacek and Donald L. Weaver and Rachael E. Chicoine and Ruth M. Pfeiffer and Bo Fan and Amir Pasha Mahmoudzadeh and Jeff Chin-Wei Wang and Jason M. Johnson and Sally D. Herschorn and Louise A Brinton and Mark E. Sherman},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={2338-48}
}
BACKGROUND Mammographic density (MD), the area of non-fatty-appearing tissue divided by total breast area, is a strong breast cancer risk factor. Most MD analyses have used visual categorizations or computer-assisted quantification, which ignore breast thickness. We explored MD volume and area, using a volumetric approach previously validated as predictive… CONTINUE READING