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ACR/BI-RADS Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System

BI-RADS Category

Assessment

Clinical Management Recommendation(s)

0

Assessment incomplete

Need to review prior studies and/or complete additional imaging

1

Negative

Continue routine screening

2

Benign finding

Continue routine screening

3

Probably benign finding

Short-term follow-up mammogram at 6 months, then every 6 to 12 months for 1 to 2 years

4

Suspicious abnormality

Perform biopsy, preferably needle biopsy

5

Highly suspicious of malignancy; appropriate action should be taken.

Biopsy and treatment, as necessary.

6

Known biopsy-proven malignancy, treatment pending

Assure that treatment is completed

 

References:

  1. Liberman L, Menell JH. Breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS). Radiol Clin North Am May 2002; 40: 409-30. [Medline]

  2. Eberl MM, Fox CH, Edge SB, Carter CA, Mahoney MC.BI-RADS classification for management of abnormal mammograms. J Am Board Fam Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;19(2):161-4. [Medline]

Created: Jul 23, 2008
Last Modified: 07/23/2008