Breast Imaging Reporting And Data System (BIRADS)

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Breast Imaging Reporting And Data System (BIRADS)

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Breast Imaging Reporting And Data System (BIRADS)
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Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System involves the use of a special code to determine the results of your mammography.
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Breast Imaging Reporting And Data System (BI-RADS)

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has established a uniform way for radiologists to describe mammogram findings. The system, called BI-RADS, includes seven standardized categories, or levels. Each BI-RADS category has a follow-up plan associated with it to help radiologists and other physicians best manage a patient's care. :

BI-RADS Category
What It Means
Follow Up
0
More information is needed to give a final mammogram report.
More imaging is needed before a category can be assigned.
1
Your mammogram is normal.
Continue annual screening mammograms (for women over age 40).
2
Your mammogram shows benign (noncancerous) findings.
Continue annual screening mammograms (for women over age 40).
3
Your mammogram findings are probably benign.
A 6-month follow-up mammogram is recommended.
4
Your mammogram shows a suspicious abnormality.
You may need biopsy.
5
Your mammogram shows a change that is highly suggestive of cancer.
A biopsy is necessary.
6
Your mammogram shows a cancer that has been proven by biopsy.
A biopsy confirms presence of cancer before treatment begins.

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Last updated March 15, 2011


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