Breasts are made up of different types of tissue, including fat. When there isn’t much fat, the breast is considered dense, which limits mammography’s accuracy because cancers can hide in dense tissue.
Nearly half of all women have dense breast tissue, and while it occurs more frequently in younger women, women of any age can have it.
Since dense breast tissue can increase your cancer risk, it’s important to know your breast density. You can’t actually feel how dense your breast is, but mammograms can show it.
Categories of density, ranging from almost all fat to extremely dense.
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SoftVue™ shows breast tissue in thin planes or levels of the entire breast, giving physicians a cross sectional view at each level so there are no overlapping areas that may be hidden or obstructed by other tissue. The doctor can look at each level separately, determining what is normal breast tissue and what may be potential disease.
Find out if you’re eligible to participate in the SoftVue™ project which will help to determine if more cancers are found by adding SoftVue™ to your yearly mammography screening. Participants must meet all requirements.Get Started