BIRADS™ classification in mammography

Corinne Balleyguier, Salma Ayadi, Kim Van Nguyen, Daniel Vanel, Clarisse Dromain, Robert Sigal

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The Breast Imaging Report and Data System (BIRADS) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) is today largely used in most of the countries where breast cancer screening is implemented. It is a tool defined to reduce variability between radiologists when creating the reports in mammography, ultrasonography or MRI. Some changes in the last version of the BIRADS™ have been included to reduce the inaccuracy of some categories, especially for category 4. The BIRADS™ includes a lexicon and descriptive diagrams of the anomalies, recommendations for the mammographic report as well as councils and examples of mammographic cases. This review describes the mammographic items of the BIRADS classification with its more recent developments, while detailing the advantages and limits of this classification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • BIRADS classification
  • Breast
  • Breast cancer screening program
  • Lexicon
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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