The varying ratio of fatty tissue to glandular tissue
influences choice of technique in reduction mammaplasty.
In a breast categorized as scattered fibroglandular density (B), a large cancer is easily seen (arrow) in the relatively fatty portion of the breast, though a small cancer could have been hidden in areas with normal glandular tissue
7% were alive at the end of the six-year follow-up whereas out of women whose proportion of glandular tissue
was higher than 10% 87.
Fibro adenomas of the breast are lumps composed of fibrous and glandular tissue
Epstein has already mastered a pull-out technique, which removes excess glandular tissue
from the breasts through tiny incisions of the sides of the chest.
While in the second example, both tumors and glandular tissue
are the acoustic sources.
In this case the dielectric contrast between tumor and bordering glandular tissue
is approximately 1.
Recently, we have adapted this methodology to create irregularly shaped breast phantoms , as well as modelling the glandular tissue
by a discrete number of cones .
The distribution of black, gray, and white on a mammogram varies between women depending on the relative proportions of glandular tissue
and fat but stays fairly constant in a single woman in a single year.
As Williams notes, because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue
, they "soak up pollution like a pair of soft sponges.
Mammary gland stem cells respond to hormonal induction by greatly expanding glandular tissue
to increase milk production," said Elaine Fuchs, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
From the age of 35 glandular tissue
of the breasts is gradually replaced by fat.