Some Example Mammograms
Example Mammograms Explained
In the above example mammograms look at each image individually. Within each image you will see that there are light and dark areas.
The lighter, whiter areas contain ‘fibroglandular’ tissue. What is firbroglandular tissue? Well, fibroglandular tissue is a mixture of glands, milk ducts and fibers that support the breast.
Some women have more fibroglandular breast tissue than others. In the above examples, the whiter areas occupy less than a quarter of the overall breast. In addition, at least three quarters of the mammograms show the darker tissue, which is adipose tissue or fat. It natural for breasts to be mostly made of adipose tissue. So, these are examples of 1% – 24% mammographic density. Compare these to the other examples in the index.
Other Interesting Reading
Also, We have a whole separate website on breast cancer topics, particularly pertaining to different types of breast diseases.