Development of a quantitative method for analysis of breast density based on three-dimensional breast MRI.

@article{Nie2008DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a quantitative method for analysis of breast density based on three-dimensional breast MRI.},
  author={Ke Nie and Jeon-Hor Chen and Siwa Chan and Man-Kwun I Chau and Hon J. Yu and S. el Bahri and Tiffany Tseng and Orhan Nalcioglu and M Y Su},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={5253-5262}
}
Breast density has been established as an independent risk factor associated with the development of breast cancer. It is known that an increase of mammographic density is associated with an increased cancer risk. Since a mammogram is a projection image, different body position, level of compression, and the x-ray intensity may lead to a large variability in the density measurement. Breast MRI provides strong soft tissue contrast between fibroglandular and fatty tissues, and three-dimensional… CONTINUE READING