Accession Number:

ADA409409

Title:

Automated Method for Analysis of Mammographic Breast Density - A Technique for Breast Cancer Risk Estimation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Previous studies have found that there is a strong correlation between mammographic breast density and the risk of breast cancer. Mammographic breast density has been used by researchers in many studies to estimate breast cancer risk of epidemiological factors, monitor the effects of preventive treatments such as tamoxifen or dietary interventions, monitor the breast cancer risk of hormone replacement therapy, and investigate factors affecting mammographic sensitivity and cancer prognosis. However, most studies used Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System BI-RADS density rating as a measure of mammographic breast density, which contributes large inter- and intraobserver variations and may reduce the sensitivity of the analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE