A new study suggests that women with high-density breast tissue could benefit from MRI screening between regular mammogram checkups.
Roughly 1 in 10 women and half of U.S. women over 40 are considered to have extremely dense breast tissue, which poses a higher risk of breast cancer.
It makes it harder to detect cancer using a traditional mammogram.
The new study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.
It examined women with high-density breast tissue who had normal mammography results.
It found that using supplemental MRI screening in these patients resulted in fewer interval cancers than using mammography alone.