Wisconsin’s new Breast Density Notification Law, 2017 Wisconsin Act 201 (Assembly Bill 653), requires facilities that perform mammograms to notify women categorized as having heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breast tissue (BI-RADS density categories C and D) about their condition.
To assist clinicians and their patients, the Wisconsin Radiological Society and Wisconsin Medical Society have developed a set of resources. Available in the latest issue of WMJ, the tools include answers to frequently asked questions and a set of clinical scenarios that address in flow chart format a variety of patient situations and the suggested actions.
Signed in April, Act 201 makes Wisconsin the 35th state to pass breast density legislation. Wisconsin State Rep. Mike Rohrkaste authored the bill at the request of a constituent who was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer after dense tissue masked the tumor on her mammogram.
For more information, including links to the resources available, click here.
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