Journal article

Predicting breast cancer risk using mammographic density measurements from both mammogram sides and views

Jennifer Stone, Jane Ding, Ruth ML Warren, Stephen W Duffy

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT | SPRINGER | Published : 2010

Abstract

Mammographic density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer. Which and how many x-rays are used for research, and how mammographic density is measured varies across studies. In this article, we compared three different measurements (absolute dense area, percent dense area and percent dense volume) from each of four mammograms [left, right, medio-lateral oblique (MLO) and cranio-caudal (CC) views] using three different methods of measurement [computer-assisted thresholding, visual assessment and standard mammogram form (SMF)] to investigate whether additional measurements and/or different methods of measurement provide more information in the prediction of breast cancer risk. Mammographic ..

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