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Mary K. Hayes, Mayra Frau, Erica Bloomquist and Heather Wright

were 52 US-guided LN BX with concomitant SCOUT WFL performed in 48 BI-RADS 5, 6 women. The mean age was 52 years (range 28-74 years). All (100%) up-front SCOUT WFL were successful. Of the 32 patients who completed surgery to date, all (100%) had

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Renee W. Pinsky and Mark A. Helvie

“DY” groups. 2 This qualitative (descriptive) assessment of breast density is similar to the now widely used Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) of the American College of Radiology. In the BI-RADS system, 4 descriptive categories of

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John G. Huff

address these inconsistencies, the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) offers standard terminology as part of their recommended lexicon for breast ultrasound reporting. 3 This terminology can be consistently

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Amy Ly, Jill C. Ono, Kevin S. Hughes, Martha B. Pitman and Ronald Balassanian

demographics, breast mass size (largest dimension by imaging, or by physical examination if radiologic size unavailable), Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category, date of clinical presentation (date mass first detected by physical

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Kimberly Byrwa-Neff, Wendi Waugh and Rhondalyn Bomkamp

provided baselines for opportunities for improvement in care delivery and pointed out where delays and risks for patient safety existed. Patients requiring additional imaging evaluation and/or comparison to prior mammograms (BI-RADS 0) experienced

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Therese B. Bevers, Mark Helvie, Ermelinda Bonaccio, Kristine E. Calhoun, Mary B. Daly, William B. Farrar, Judy E. Garber, Richard Gray, Caprice C. Greenberg, Rachel Greenup, Nora M. Hansen, Randall E. Harris, Alexandra S. Heerdt, Teresa Helsten, Linda Hodgkiss, Tamarya L. Hoyt, John G. Huff, Lisa Jacobs, Constance Dobbins Lehman, Barbara Monsees, Bethany L. Niell, Catherine C. Parker, Mark Pearlman, Liane Philpotts, Laura B. Shepardson, Mary Lou Smith, Matthew Stein, Lusine Tumyan, Cheryl Williams, Mary Anne Bergman and Rashmi Kumar

the most suspicious imaging outcome assessment. The mammographic final assessments are mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program (MQSA) and are reported using wording similar to the ACR BI-RADS assessment categories, which

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Therese B. Bevers, Benjamin O. Anderson, Ermelinda Bonaccio, Sandra Buys, Mary B. Daly, Peter J. Dempsey, William B. Farrar, Irving Fleming, Judy E. Garber, Randall E. Harris, Alexandra S. Heerdt, Mark Helvie, John G. Huff, Nazanin Khakpour, Seema A. Khan, Helen Krontiras, Gary Lyman, Elizabeth Rafferty, Sara Shaw, Mary Lou Smith, Theodore N. Tsangaris, Cheryl Williams and Thomas Yankeelov

(BI-RADS) developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR; Mammography Quality Standards Act, 1997 55 ). The purpose of the final assessment category definitions is to create a uniform system for reporting mammography results with a recommendation

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Jatinder Singh, Stephen B. Edge, Ermelinda Bonaccio, Kathleen Trapp Schwert and Brian Braun

non-RPCI breast imagers; the team developed the “BI-RADS 4/5 Program” as an alternative for these women. Historically, these women were required to see a breast cancer specialist before having the biopsy scheduled. This added an extra visit and caused

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Benjamin O. Anderson

fraction of cases, same-day diagnosis is possible. In the dual-sampling integrated facility, FNAB was particularly useful for the diagnosis of low-suspicion lesions, while CB was more often reserved for lesions more likely to be cancer (BI-RADS ≥ 4). FNAB

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Constance D. Lehman, Wendy DeMartini, Benjamin O. Anderson and Stephen B. Edge

Edited by Kerrin G. Robinson

resonance imaging evaluation? J Clin Oncol 2008 ; 26 : 703 – 711 . 43 ACR . ACR BI-RADS® – MRI . ACR Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System, Breast Imaging Atlas . Reston, VA : American College of Radiology , 2003 . 44 Mann