It is important for women to become familiar with the normal anatomy and physiology function of their breasts so that they can recognize early signs of possible abnormalities. This section outlines basic information on breast composition, development, and typical changes from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. A layer of fatty tissue surrounds the breast glands and extends throughout the breast. The fatty tissue gives the breast a soft consistency. The glandular tissues of the breast house the lobules milk producing glands at the ends of the lobes and the ducts milk passages. Toward the nipple, each duct widens to form a sac ampulla.
Female Breast Anatomy, Function, Parts and Pictures
It also facilitates outcome monitoring and quality assessment. It contains a lexicon for standardized terminology descriptors for mammography, breast US and MRI, as well as chapters on Report Organization and Guidance Chapters for use in daily practice. The table shows a summary of the mammography and ultrasound lexicon. Enlarge the table by clicking on the image.
Scattered fibroglandular tissue refers to the density and composition of your breasts. A woman with scattered fibroglandular breast tissue has breasts made up mostly of non-dense tissue with some areas of dense tissue. About 40 percent of women have this type of breast tissue.