The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) in the Dutch breast cancer screening programme: its role as an assessment and stratification tool

@inproceedings{Timmers2012TheBI,
  title={The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) in the Dutch breast cancer screening programme: its role as an assessment and stratification tool},
  author={Johanna M. H. Timmers and Heidi J van Doorne-Nagtegaal and Hermien M Zonderland and Harm van Tinteren and Otto J. Visser and Andr{\'e} L. M. Verbeek and Gerard J. den Heeten and Mireille J M Broeders},
  booktitle={European Radiology},
  year={2012}
}
To assess the suitability of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) as a quality assessment tool in the Dutch breast cancer screening programme. The data of 93,793 screened women in the Amsterdam screening region (November 2005–July 2006) were reviewed. BI-RADS categories, work-up, age, final diagnosis and final TNM classification were available from the screening registry. Interval cancers were obtained through linkage with the cancer registry. BI-RADS was introduced as a pilot… CONTINUE READING