Method of Detection

The initial Method of Detection (MOD) is the first test or sign or symptom that triggered the subsequent workup and recommendation for biopsy.

Why MOD?

  • USA National cancer registries do not include data about how breast cancer was detected.
  • We cannot answer basic questions about how screening impacts outcomes in the USA.
  • The debate over when to start and how often to screen rages on in the USA.
  • Many other nations track screening mammography at the patient level.

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Breast Imaging Resources



Breast imagers, use these informative and instructional resources to provide effective, safe, quality care to patients.

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ACR BI-RADS® Atlas

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The BI-RADS Atlas provides standardized breast imaging findings terminology, report organization, assessment structure and a classification system for mammography, ultrasound and MRI of the breast.

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