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Breast cancer represents a significant burden to society. A particular risk is associated with diagnostic accuracy in patients with dense breast tissue. Initial studies have shown that optoacoustic imaging can potentially improve the specificity of diagnostic lesion work-up. Lesions are characterized according to changes in vascular morphology (angiogenesis) as well as changes in tissue composition (water/lipid ratio and distribution) and oxygenation (hypoxia).