The Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group breast imaging classification

A. J. Maxwell, N. T. Ridley, G. Rubin, M. G. Wallis, Fiona Jane Gilbert, M. J. Michell, Royal Coll Radiologists Breast Grp

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Abstract

Standardisation of the classification of breast imaging reports will improve communication between the referrer and the radiologist and avoid ambiguity, which may otherwise lead to mismanagement of patients. Following wide consultation, the Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group has produced a scoring system for the classification of breast imaging. This will facilitate audit and the development of nationally agreed standards for the investigation of women with breast disease. This five-point system is as follows: 1, normal; 2, benign findings; 3, indeterminate/probably benign findings; 4, findings suspicious of malignancy; 5, findings highly suspicious of malignancy. It is recommended that this be used in the reporting of all breast imaging examinations in the UK. (C) 2009 The Royal College of Radiologists. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-627
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume64
Issue number6
Early online date2 Apr 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • diagnosis

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Maxwell, A. J., Ridley, N. T., Rubin, G., Wallis, M. G., Gilbert, F. J., Michell, M. J., & Royal Coll Radiologists Breast Grp (2009). The Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group breast imaging classification. Clinical Radiology, 64(6), 624-627. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2009.01.010

The Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group breast imaging classification. / Maxwell, A. J.; Ridley, N. T.; Rubin, G.; Wallis, M. G.; Gilbert, Fiona Jane; Michell, M. J.; Royal Coll Radiologists Breast Grp.

In: Clinical Radiology, Vol. 64, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 624-627.

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Maxwell, AJ, Ridley, NT, Rubin, G, Wallis, MG, Gilbert, FJ, Michell, MJ & Royal Coll Radiologists Breast Grp 2009, 'The Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group breast imaging classification', Clinical Radiology, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 624-627. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2009.01.010
Maxwell AJ, Ridley NT, Rubin G, Wallis MG, Gilbert FJ, Michell MJ et al. The Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group breast imaging classification. Clinical Radiology. 2009 Jun;64(6):624-627. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2009.01.010
Maxwell, A. J. ; Ridley, N. T. ; Rubin, G. ; Wallis, M. G. ; Gilbert, Fiona Jane ; Michell, M. J. ; Royal Coll Radiologists Breast Grp. / The Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group breast imaging classification. In: Clinical Radiology. 2009 ; Vol. 64, No. 6. pp. 624-627.
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