Utah Bill Would Urge Rads to Include Density in Mammo Reports

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Proposed legislation in Utah would urge radiologists to include information about breast density in mammogram results, according to an article in the Deseret News.

Most mammograms only tell women whether they have cancer or not, but mammograms are not as effective at detecting cancer in dense tissue. Sen. Karen Mayne, a Democrat, wants women to have more information.

The bill had been amended from originally requiring that radiologists include the density information to one that strongly urges them to. The bill now awaits a vote on the Senate floor.