ACR Joins Group to Form Prostate Data System

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Based on the widespread success of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data Systems (BI-RADS) the ACR and two other groups recently announced a joint venture to create a similar program for prostate screening.

The American College of Radiology together with the Boston-based AdMe Tech Foundation and the European Society of Uro-genital Radiology formed the Magnetic Resonance Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data Systems (MR PI-RADS)

In the same way that BI-RADS benefited breast imaging, the group hopes to expedite the transfer of high-quality MRI from laboratories to patients in order to help reduce unnecessary biopsies and treatment of prostate cancer, based on a press release.

This new system will continue the good stewardship of vital healthcare resources clearly demonstrated by radiologists in the past,” said Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, ACR representative and co-chair of the MR PI-RADS Steering Committee, based on the release.