Breast imaging and reporting data system (BIRADS): Magnetic resonance imaging

Institut Curie, Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
European Journal of Radiology (Impact Factor: 2.16). 03/2007; 61(2):212-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2006.08.036
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ABSTRACT This article reviews the technical aspects and interpretation criteria in breast MR imaging based on the first edition of breast imaging and reporting data system (BIRADS) published by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 2003. In a second article, practical cases will be proposed for training the readers. The major aims of using this lexicon are: first to use a logical and standardized description of MR lesions, secondly to obtain a structured MR report with a clear final impression (BIRADS assessment categories), and thirdly to help comparison between different clinical studies based on similar breast MRI terminology.

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