Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

BREAST RADIOLOGY
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 266--277

How to improve your breast cancer program: Standardized reporting using the new American College of Radiology Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System


Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, Judy Q Nguyen 
 Department of Radiology, Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier
Department of Radiology, Moores Cancer Center, 3855 Health Sciences Dr., #0846, San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093-0846
USA

In the USA, the use of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (ACR BI-RADS) has served not only as a quality assurance tool and guide to standardizing breast imaging reports but has also improved communication between referring physicians, researchers, and patients. In fact, in the USA, the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1997 requires that all mammograms be assigned a BI-RADS category based on the finding of most concern. In this manuscript, we aim to review the recommendations provided in the 4 th edition of the ACR BI-RADS for mammography, USG, and MRI. We also review the major controversies surrounding the use of ACR BI-RADS .


How to cite this article:
Ojeda-Fournier H, Nguyen JQ. How to improve your breast cancer program: Standardized reporting using the new American College of Radiology Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2009;19:266-277


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Ojeda-Fournier H, Nguyen JQ. How to improve your breast cancer program: Standardized reporting using the new American College of Radiology Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];19:266-277
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