Ohio lawmakers mull breast density legislation

Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) and President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) have introduced health legislation to provide Ohio women with breast density information when undergoing breast exams. 

Senate Bill 392 will require physicians to inform women of their breast density and possible risks following a mammogram.

If passed, Ohio would be the sixth state to implement a law requiring disclosure to patients following Connecticut, Texas, Virginia, California and New York. Federal legislation has also been introduced in the U.S. House.

For more about breast imaging modalities and breast density, please read “Move Over Mammo,” and “Breast Ultrasound Screening Marches into Practice,” in Health Imaging magazine.