The Breast Imaging Reporting and Database System (BI-RADS) was developed by the American College of Radiology and is used by a number of computerized mammography tracking systems. The ability of BI-RADS to encode the data contained in 300 mammography reports at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center was examined. BI-RADS was able to encode normal reports and "special masses" (such as lymph nodes) without difficulty. However, none of the general masses and only 17% of the calcifications could be encoded in BI-RADS. The implications of this for the design of mammography databases are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Informatics