North Dakota breast density notification bill signed into law

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 - Mammography workstation at Georgia Regents Medical Center

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed his state’s breast density reporting bill requiring that patients are notified if a mammogram reveals dense breast tissue.

Up to half of all women have either extremely dense or heterogeneously dense breasts, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammography sensitivity.

With the signing of the North Dakota law, 22 states have now passed some type of dense breast notification legislation.