What does ‘heterogeneously dense breast tissue’ mean?


Heterogeneously dense breast tissue will appear opaque to xrays in the same way as a tumor. This makes determining whether or not a woman may have cancer if she has a dense thickening of breast tissue. Digital imaging may be a way around this.

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What does “heterogeneously dense breast tissue” mean?

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