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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Sistema de Notificación de Imágenes y Datos de la Mama

Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (brest IH-muh-jing reh-port-ing SIS-tem)
A method used by radiologists to interpret and report in a standardized manner the results of mammography, ultrasound, and MRI used in breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Also called BI-RADS.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.