Fifth Edition of ACR BI-RADS® Atlas, Now Available

Article ID: 613263

Released: 4-Feb-2014 9:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: American College of Radiology (ACR)

Newswise — Breast imagers worldwide now have access to the fifth edition of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS®) Atlas. The new edition is designed to improve patient care by serving as a comprehensive guide providing standardized breast imaging terminology, report organization, assessment structure, and a classification system for mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast.

The richly illustrated atlas contains more than 700 clinical images and numerous charts, tables and diagrams. A new, separate section on follow-up and outcome monitoring includes auditing procedures and benchmarks applicable to all three breast imaging modalities. In addition, the fifth edition includes updated descriptors for breast composition, new descriptors for elasticity assessment in ultrasound and new descriptors for implant assessment in MRI.

“The new edition of BI-RADS is truly a compendium of information and experience for breast imaging reporting and auditing. It is designed for everyday practice and will help providers issue clear breast imaging reports and meaningfully evaluate their performance. Moreover, the atlas will enable breast imagers to improve their clinical practice,” said Carl J. D’Orsi, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Committee on BI-RADS.

The fifth edition of BI-RADS is the culmination of years of collaborative efforts from the ACR BI-RADS Committee and Subcommittee members.

For additional information about the fifth edition of BI-RADS, visit To purchase a copy of the fifth edition of BI-RADS, visit To schedule an interview with an ACR spokesperson, contact Heather Williams at 703-390-9822 or


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