Applications and literature review of the BI-RADS classification

Eur Radiol. 2005 May;15(5):1027-36. doi: 10.1007/s00330-004-2593-9. Epub 2005 Jan 26.


The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) is a tool created to reduce variability in the terminology used in mammographic reports. An illustration of mammographic examples from our institution interpreted according to the BI-RADS lexicon of the American College of Radiology (ACR) is presented. A literature review concerning the usefulness and limitations of the BI-RADS lexicon is given.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography / standards*
  • Radiology Information Systems / standards*
  • Terminology as Topic*