Are your Breasts Dense? Maintaining Breast Health with Leading-Edge Tomosynthesis Mammography

Service: Topics: Organization:
Orange Coast Medical Center
Featured speaker:

Richard W. Reitherman, MD

Medical Director Breast Imaging, MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Medical Center
Specialties:
  • Breast Imaging & Radiology, Radiology & Imaging

Dr. Reitherman received a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego and went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine and residency training in diagnostic radiology at L.A. County USC Medical Center. Dr. Reitherman is a well-known pioneer with more than 20 years experience in breast imaging including MRI.

Podcast Summary

According to recent studies, mammographic breast density is an independent risk factor for breast cancer. Richard Reitherman, MD, explains the difference between low and high density breast tissue, how it is measured, how you can find out if you have dense breasts, actionable steps a woman can take, and how leading-edge imaging technology, such as Tomosynthesis can help better detect cancer in women with dense breasts.