BR141-ED-X

Not Just Shades of Grey - A Review of the ACR BI-RADS Ultrasound Lexicon

All Day Location: BR Community, Learning Center



Rosalind P. Candelaria, MD, Houston, TX (Presenter) Nothing to Disclose
Beatriz E. Adrada, MD, Houston, TX (Abstract Co-Author) Nothing to Disclose
Monica L. Huang, MD, Houston, TX (Abstract Co-Author) Nothing to Disclose
Lumarie Santiago, MD, Houston, TX (Abstract Co-Author) Nothing to Disclose
Xuan-Loc Nguyen, Houston, TX (Abstract Co-Author) Nothing to Disclose
Bruno D. Fornage, MD, Houston, TX (Abstract Co-Author) Nothing to Disclose
TEACHING POINTS

Ultrasound is a breast cancer screening and diagnostic tool. The most suspicious ultrasound features will determine the BI-RADS assessment category. Ultrasound diagnostic accuracy relies on the correlation of sonographic findings with other imaging findings (e.g., mammogram and MRI) and with the clinical examination. Appropriate use of the lexicon descriptors and BI-RADS assessment categories helps guide management and facilitate communication with clinicians.

TABLE OF CONTENTS/OUTLINE

Background history of BI-RADS Illustrative examples of terminology a. Examples of tissue composition b. Examples of masses c. Examples of calcifications d. Examples of associated features e. Examples of special cases Assignment of BI-RADS assessment categories and appropriate follow up Literature review of interobserver variability and positive predictive value of descriptors Self-assessment with interactive cases Review of key teaching points References