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Tagliafico Fig. 2 Trend in the article published on the topic “breast density” which reflects an almost constant and continuous increase of the number of the published articles given as a percentage. At the time of the present chapter, the relative disadvantages of Cumulus were the absence of capability to analyze 3D images, the absence of a fully automated method to assess breast density, and the influence of breast density percentage results due to variability in breast thickness, variability in breast compression, and variability in X-ray exposure.
2007; Diorio et al. 2004). For this reason, it is important to develop a software for quantitative assessment of breast density on standard mammograms, digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and magnetic resonance imaging. The topic related to breast density and tomosynthesis is relatively new compared to the assessment of breast density on mammography, reflecting the relative novelty of tomosynthesis usage. Indeed, a search for the keywords “breast density and breast cancer” on 18 January 2014 produced 6758 articles, whereas the same search with the keywords “breast density and tomosynthesis” produced only 27 articles.
At the time of the present chapter, the relative disadvantages of Cumulus were the absence of capability to analyze 3D images, the absence of a fully automated method to assess breast density, and the influence of breast density percentage results due to variability in breast thickness, variability in breast compression, and variability in X-ray exposure. A notable advantage of the MedDensity software is that it was the first to have an automatic interface to assess also 3D images (of digital breast tomosynthesis) and to assess breast density on magnetic resonance imaging.