ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS): White Paper of the ACR TI-RADS Committee.

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Thyroid nodules are a frequent finding on neck sonography. Most nodules are benign; therefore, many nodules are biopsied to identify the small number that are malignant or require surgery for a definitive diagnosis. Since 2009, many professional societies and investigators have proposed ultrasound-based risk stratification systems to identify nodules that warrant biopsy or sonographic follow-up. Because some of these systems were founded on the BI-RADS® classification that is widely used in breast imaging, their authors chose to apply the acronym TI-RADS, for Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System. In 2012, the ACR convened committees to (1) provide recommendations for reporting incidental thyroid nodules, (2) develop a set of standard terms (lexicon) for ultrasound reporting, and (3) propose a TI-RADS on the basis of the lexicon. The committees published the results of the first two efforts in 2015. In this article, the authors present the ACR TI-RADS Committee's recommendations, which provide guidance regarding management of thyroid nodules on the basis of their ultrasound appearance. The authors also describe the committee's future directions.

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Cited Authors

  • Tessler, FN; Middleton, WD; Grant, EG; Hoang, JK; Berland, LL; Teefey, SA; Cronan, JJ; Beland, MD; Desser, TS; Frates, MC; Hammers, LW; Hamper, UM; Langer, JE; Reading, CC; Scoutt, LM; Stavros, AT

Published Date

  • May 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 587 - 595

PubMed ID

  • 28372962

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28372962

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-349X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1546-1440

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.01.046

Language

  • eng