How do you cite ACR BI-RADS?

How do you cite ACR BI-RADS?

To cite the Follow-up and Outcome Monitoring section In: ACR BI-RADS® Atlas, Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System. Reston, VA, American College of Radiology; 2013.

What is ACR BI-RADS?

According to the ACR, the BI-RADS system is intended to guide radiologists and referring physicians in the breast cancer decision-making process that facilitates patient care. BI-RADS categories or levels are used to standardize interpretation of mammograms among radiologists.

What does ACR mean in mammogram?

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is a vigorous advocate of quality breast imaging. Before there was a federal mandate for breast imaging accreditation, the College established a voluntary mammography accreditation program promoting standards for quality assurance and quality control.

Which BI Rad is highly suggestive of malignancy?

What do the BI-RADS categories mean?

Category Definition
2 Benign (non-cancerous) finding
3 Probably benign finding – Follow-up in a short time frame is suggested
4 Suspicious abnormality – Biopsy should be considered
5 Highly suggestive of malignancy – Appropriate action should be taken

What is ACR protocol?

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition.

What is ACR Category A?

Breast density — The four levels According to the BI-RADS reporting system, the levels are (from left to right) A: almost entirely fatty, B: scattered areas of fibroglandular density, C: heterogeneously dense, and D: extremely dense.

What does probably benign findings mean?

Probably benign (BI-RADS 3) has been formally established as a unique assessment category in the BI-RADS Atlas [2]. Designating a finding as probably benign in mammography is meant to indicate that the finding has a 2% or less chance of malignancy [3].

What is 4A low suspicion for malignancy?

4A low suspicion for malignancy: the risk of cancer is 2% to 10% 4B moderate suspicion for malignancy: the risk of cancer is 10% to 50% 4C high suspicion for malignancy: the risk of cancer is 50% to 95%

What is probably benign findings?

Advertisement. Assessment: Probably benign: means that there is a finding that is most likely benign, but should be followed in a shorter period of time to see if the area of concern changes.

What is an appropriateness score?

Single structured indication selected for an exam Appropriateness is scored based on the combination of exam, indication, patient age and patient sex. For an exam, two or more indications (associated with different appropriateness scores) are selected The most appropriate (highest scoring) indication is used.

How do you cite ACR appropriateness criteria?

If citing the entire ACR Appropriateness Criteria American College of Radiology. ACR Appropriateness Criteria®. Available at . Accessed .

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