Radiology 2021 Jul 20:210367. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
From the Departments of Radiology (S.H.L., S.M.H., S.Y.K., J.M.C., N.C., W.K.M.) and Pathology (H.S.R.), College of Medicine, Seoul National University, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Republic of Korea; Medical Research Collaborating Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea (M.J.J.); and Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea (A.Y.).
Background Breast density at mammography is an established risk factor for breast cancer, but it cannot be used to distinguish between glandular and fibrous tissue. Purpose To evaluate the association between the glandular tissue component (GTC) at screening breast US and the risk of future breast cancer in women with dense breasts and the association between the GTC and lobular involution. Materials and Methods Screening breast US examinations performed in women with no prior history of breast cancer and with dense breasts with negative findings from mammography from January 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively identified. Read More