Figure 30F.3. Different types of breast tissue composition.
Figure 30F.3. Different types of breast tissue composition.

Figure 30F.3

Different types of breast tissue composition. A. Primarily fatty breast with scattered islands of fibroglandular tissue. Mammography has high sensitivity in this type of breast. B. Extremely dense breast. The sensitivity of mammography is limited, due to dense tissue which could obscure a carcinoma.

From: Chapter 30F, Imaging the Breast

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Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine. 5th edition.
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