Breast Cancer, Imaging, Breast MRI
Breast MRIs – A tool for cancer detection for women with dense breast tissue
For years, journalist Katie Couric advocated for colonoscopies for colon cancer screening, even undergoing a colonoscopy on live TV in 2000. But it was a mammogram that may have saved her life.
In September, Couric announced on her blog that she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. Thanks to a routine mammogram and ultrasound, the tumor was caught early. In her announcement, Couric also revealed that she has dense breast tissue. 
Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Couric’s experience highlighted two key issues: the importance of regular breast cancer screening, and the need for special consideration for women with dense breast tissue, who are at higher-than-average risk for developing breast cancer.…