ACR releases LI-RADS guidelines for ultrasound imaging

By Staff News Brief

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has published an updated version of its Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS®) for liver cancer screening and surveillance ultrasound imaging examinations.

The 24 page US LI-RADS has screening and surveillance categories, a visualization scoring system, and technical recommendations for performing a screening or surveillance ultrasound exam. Aya Kamaya, MD, chair of the US LI-RADS Working Group that developed the new system said in a press release that the guideline represents the first standardized approach for interpreting and reporting ultrasound imaging exams of the liver.

“This new version of LI-RADS highlights technique, interpretation, reporting and data collection for screening and surveillance in patients. It supports the need to detect liver cancer early, when it is potentially curable, by screening at-risk patients, Claude B Sirlin, MD, chair of the ACR Committee on LI-RADS said in a press release.

The Ultrasound LI-RADS v2017 core document may be accessed by clicking here.

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ACR releases LI-RADS guidelines for ultrasound imaging.  Appl Radiol. 

By Staff News Brief| October 24, 2017

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