Use of Volumetric Breast Density Measures for the Prediction of Weight and Body Mass

Elizabeth O. Donovan, Jamie Sargeant, Elaine Harkness, Julie Morris, Mary Wilson, Yit Lim, Paula Stavrinos, Anthony Howell, D. Gareth Evans, Caroline Boggis, Susan Astley

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is an important confounding factor for breast density assessment, particularly where a relative measure (percentage density) is used. Since height and weight are not routinely collected at screening, we investigated the relationship between breast and fat volumes computed by QuantraTM and VolparaTM and weight/BMI in 6898 women for whom self-reported values are available. A significant positive correlation was found between breast volume and fat volume with both weight and BMI. BMI and VolparaTM average fat volume showed the strongest positive relationship (r = 0.728, p
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreast Imaging: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8539
EditorsHiroshi Fujita, T Hara, C Muramatsu
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventBreast Imaging - Gifu, Japan
Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


ConferenceBreast Imaging
CityGifu, Japan
Period1/01/24 → …


  • BMI
  • Weight
  • Breast Volume
  • Mammography


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