Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study to develop a DL algorithm to assess mammographic breast density
. A deep convolutional neural network was trained to assess Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System breast density based on an original interpretation by an experienced radiologist of 41,479 digital screening mammograms obtained in 27,684 women.
Effect of Mammographic Breast Density
on Mammographic Diagnosis Mammographic Mammographic Density Total Diagnosis Increased Normal Yes 23 23 46 No 11 3 14 Total 34 23 60 Table 11.
Collins et al., "Mammographic breast density
and subsequent risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women according to tumor characteristics," Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol.
Contrary to the database of 35,019 postmenopausal women enrolled in a population-based mammography-screening program in the USA , our analysis revealed that having a family or personal history of BC in Lebanon did not influence mammographic breast density
. Other studies have also clearly shown mammographic density as a heritable risk factor [32, 33].
Mammographic breast density
(MBD) has been a topic of research and discussion for decades.
Heritability of mammographic breast density
, a risk factor for breast cancer.
SAN ANTONIO -- A large randomized controlled trial of aspirin for breast cancer prevention is warranted in light of new evidence that aspirin use shows a strong independent inverse relationship with mammographic breast density
SAN ANTONIO--A large randomized controlled trial of aspirin for breast cancer prevention is warranted in light of new evidence that aspirin use shows a strong independent inverse relationship with mammographic breast density
However, just as mammographic breast density
influences mammographic sensitivity, the degree of background enhancement in breast MRI may influence the sensitivity of breast MRI .
The addition of screening breast MRI should be heavily dependent on family history, results of BRCA testing and, possibly, mammographic breast density