In recent years the number of ultrasonic breast examinations has increased significantly due to the greater concern for breast disease detection and diagnosis, the realization that X-ray mammography is not sufficiently sensitive or specific as a stand-alone imaging technique, the desire to avoid unnecessary open biopsies, and the recent availability of high-quality scanning equipment suitable for displaying breast anatomy and pathology.
IBUS endorses the ACR BI-RADS® ultrasound lexicon
- BI-RADS – US Introduction (PDF)
- BI-RADS – US Categories (PDF)
- Visit the American College of Radiology website.
Last modified 23 September 2015