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Radiol Clin North Am. 2002 May;40(3):409-30, v.

Breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS).

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Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA.


The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon was developed by the American College of Radiology to standardize mammographic reporting. The BI-RADS lexicon defines terms to describe abnormalities on mammograms, and it defines final assessment categories that are predictive of the likelihood of malignancy. Although the lexicon is clinically useful and facilitates communication and research, there is still substantial interobserver variability in its application. Lexicons for breast sonography and breast MRI are in progress.

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