n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - New developments in medical imaging to detect breast cancer : main article
|Article Title||New developments in medical imaging to detect breast cancer : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and 2 CapeRay Medical (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||12 - 15|
The American College of Radiology has developed, published and trademarked a quality assurance tool called BI-RADS, an acronym for Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System. The system was designed to standardise patient reporting in two domains: assessment categories, with a numerical code between 0 and 6, allowing for concise and unambiguous sharing of patient records between clinicians; and breast composition categories, with a numerical code between 1 and 4, indicating the density of breast tissue (Table I). The BI-RADS classification system applies to medical images of the breast acquired by X-rays, ultrasound and MRI.
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