Breast density — thicker tissue that make it hard to spot tumors on a mammogram — is an important issue and more than 30 states now require centers to tell women about. And a new federal law requires providers to tell women about whether their breasts are considered dense.
On January 28-29, leading medical organizations and a federal advisory committee will meet to discuss conflicting mammography guidelines causing confusion among women. We promise to follow. Meantime, publicity about mammography’s short-comings makes women wonder if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound are better. For
now, they aren’t though each has its appropriate use, particularly as a companion to mammography. Here are two links on MRI and ultrasound for those who want more info.