NI-RADS for CT Scan, PET and MRI

Overview

NI-RADS was developed to assist in evaluating and reporting on patients with treated Head and Neck (H&N) Cancer.

Neck masses, especially in the setting of previous treatment for head and neck cancer, can be very complex to interpret so, in response, the American College of Radiology (ACR) formed a committee with two goals:

  • Produce a lexicon to describe neck masses on CT, PET and MRI (descriptive terms will be chosen after a literature review to maximize the ability to distinguish benign from malignant masses in two clinical scenarios:
    • Patients with a new neck mass
    • Patients with known head and neck cancer undergoing imaging surveillance
  • Based on this lexicon, develop a standardized Neck Imaging Reporting and Data System (NI-RADS) risk stratification system to inform practitioners about which neck masses warrant biopsy in two clinical scenarios:
    • Patients with a new neck mass
    • Patients with known head and neck cancer undergoing imaging surveillance

Online Tool

BIOPROGNOS is implementing ―for training or educational purposes―, the last versions of NI-RADS for Head and Neck Cancer screening, detection and recurrence. Use will be free of charge and not limited.

 
 

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