Low weight effect on mammogram

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


50 year old female patient for screening mammography. The patient has below normal BMI.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Case Discussion

Weight loss results in the reduction of the fat relative to gland tissue. The mammogram after weight loss has less fat, and appears denser.

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Case information

rID: 13090
Published: 27th Feb 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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