BI-RADS

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  • Acronym for Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System
  • Quality assurance tool orginally designed for use with mammography.
  • The system is a collborative effort of many health groups but is published and trademarked by the American College of Radiology.
  • The system is designed to standardize reporting. The document focuses on patient reports used by medical professionals.

[edit] BI-RADS Assessment Categories

  • Category 0: Need Additional Imaging Evaluation
  • Category 1: Negative
  • Category 2: Benign Finding
  • Category 3: Probably Benign Finding
  • Category 4: Suspicious Abnormality
  • Category 5: Highly Suggestive of Malignancy
  • Category 6: Known malignancy


[edit] Risk of Cancer

  • Category 3: Approximately 2%
  • Category 4: Approximately a 23% to 34%
  • Category 5: 95%

[edit] References