BI-RADS® Classification

  • Linei Urban


The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS®) was first published in 1993 by the American College of Radiology (ACR), in collaboration with several American entities, with the aim of standardizing the interpretation and description of reports, systematizing the classification and management of features, and also providing an audit system. Currently, it is in the fifth edition (2013), including mammography (MG), ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In Brazil, its use is recommended by the Brazilian College of Radiology (Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia – CBR), the Brazilian Society of Mastology (Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia – SBM), and the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations (Federação Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia – FEBRASGO).

Recommended Literature

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    American College of Radiology. Breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS). 5th ed. Reston: American College of Radiology; 2013.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linei Urban
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  1. 1.RadiologyBrazilian Radiology CollegeCuritibaBrazil

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