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J Radiol. 2008 Sep;89(9 Pt 2):1204-8.

[How to follow-up women with dense breasts by imaging?].

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  • 1Service de Radiologie, Institut Curie, 26 rue d'Ulm, 75248 Paris cedex 05, France.


Digital mammography has to be proposed in women less than 50 years; after 50 years, no significant difference was reported between digital versus film mammography. The follow-up every 2 years is still valid after 50 years in women without other risk factors for breast cancer. Screening with ultrasound seems to have a low impact in the general population, prevalent detection rates of 0.4% were mainly described in series including young women or with multiple risk factors. Annual screening is recommended in women with dense breasts associated with other significant risk factors; MRI use should be decided on a case-by-case basis.

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