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Eur J Radiol. 2007 Feb;61(2):192-4. Epub 2006 Dec 11.

BIRADS classification in mammography.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Institut de Canc√©rologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif, France. balleyguir@igr.fr

Abstract

The Breast Imaging Report and Data System (BIRADS) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) is today largely used in most of the countries where breast cancer screening is implemented. It is a tool defined to reduce variability between radiologists when creating the reports in mammography, ultrasonography or MRI. Some changes in the last version of the BIRADStrade mark have been included to reduce the inaccuracy of some categories, especially for category 4. The BIRADStrade mark includes a lexicon and descriptive diagrams of the anomalies, recommendations for the mammographic report as well as councils and examples of mammographic cases. This review describes the mammographic items of the BIRADS classification with its more recent developments, while detailing the advantages and limits of this classification.

PMID:
17164080
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejrad.2006.08.033
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