Mammography and Breast Imaging Resources

Please use these informative and instructional resources to provide effective, safe, quality breast imaging care to patients.

These tools can help your practice encourage women — particularly those who skipped or forgot to schedule their annual mammogram during COVID-19 — to get screened.

With more younger women getting breast cancer, it is also vital that women — particularly Black and Jewish women — speak to their doctor about their breast cancer risk by age 25.

Free customizable materials empower radiologists to help referring physicians:

  • Identify and assess reliable breast cancer screening and outcomes data
  • Discern actual breast cancer screening risks vs. benefits
  • Discuss with patients when to be screened
  • Earn CME credit upon completing an online module

ACR Statements on Breast Imaging

See the ACR position on the important issues being discussed in breast imaging.
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The BI-RADS® guide provides a standardized breast imaging terminology, report organization, assessment structure and classification system.
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ACR Accreditation

Earn ACR Accreditation in breast imaging modalities.
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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Become an ACR Designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Find out how

ACR Appropriateness Criteria®

Access guidelines to assist in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for breast-related conditions.
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Practice Parameters

Access practice parameters specific to the practice of breast imaging and intervention.
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National Mammography Database

Participating facilities receive semi-annual reports with important medical audit benchmark data.
How to participate

Sample Lay Report Letters

Get sample lay report letters that were developed by a multidisciplinary panel and include language informing a patient if the mammogram shows her breast tissue is dense.
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Initial Method of Detection (MOD)

The initial Method of Detection (MOD) is the first test or sign or symptom that triggered the subsequent workup and recommendation for biopsy. Learn how to assign initial method of detection in diagnostic reports and more with these resources.
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Patient Resources

Other Resources

Cut Through the Confusion About Mammograms

Mammography Saves Lives explains why women 40 and older should speak with their doctor about getting an annual mammogram.

Mammography Saves Lives

Reimbursement Assistance

Information on what to do if your practice is experiencing payment problems with CMS for mammography services.

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