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Breast Density Notification and Education Act

Published 10/22/2014

Effective on October 1, 2014, Rhode Island is the 17th state in the US to enact a law requiring facilities performing mammograms to notify patients if their breast tissue is considered dense. About 40% of patients who receive mammograms qualify as having dense breasts, so it is seen fairly often by radiologists.  Having dense breasts, however,...