What does your mammogram number mean?

BI-RADS System for Breast Imaging
Mammograms

Breast Mammogram

Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System

The American College of Radiology (ACR) came up with a standard way to describe mammogram findings and results. In this system, the results are categorized, giving each report number 0 through 6. This system is called the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). Having a standard way of reporting mammogram results allows physicians, to ‘relate’ the level of concern, using the same words and terms, which can help ensure better follow up of suspicious findings.