Higher Volpara density leads to higher cancer rate and lower screening sensitivity of mammography.
The annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has recently concluded in Chicago (November 27-December 2), with Volpara featuring in three talks and one poster presentation.
The upcoming version of the Tyrer-Cuzick breast cancer risk prediction model incorporates breast density
Quantitative breast density is a more precise measure of masking risk that visual estimation
Weight loss surgery leads to significant changes in mammographic measures.
Density increases breast cancer risk due to both masking and physiology.
Sensitivity increases with tumour burden and later stage disease
The robustness of automated breast density assessment to imaging errors.
Consistency of breast density categories in serial screening mammograms: A comparison between automated and human assessment
A computerized density measure provides more consistent readings than radiologists
Radiologist-assessed breast density is associated with considerable variation.