News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 17, 2017

ACR Releases New Core LI-RADS for Ultrasound Imaging

College refines Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System for standardized screening and surveillance practices

ACR Releases New Core LI-RADS for Ultrasound Imaging

October 17, 2017 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently refined its standardized system for liver cancer screening and surveillance ultrasound imaging exams. These changes can help improve communication with referring clinicians and raise the quality of patient care, education and research.

“The new version of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) highlights technique, interpretation, reporting and data collection for screening and surveillance in patients the need for detecting liver cancer early, when it is potentially curable, by screening at-risk patients,” said Claude B. Sirlin, M.D., chair of the ACR Committee on LI-RADS. “We continually strive to improve LI-RADS to enhance communication with referring clinicians, speed accurate diagnosis and improve patient care,” he said.

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. “This represents the first standardized approach for interpreting and reporting these exams,” said Aya Kamaya, M.D., chair of the US LI-RADS Working Group that developed the new system.    

Access to LI-RADS is free. The update was written by members of the US LI-RADS Working Group and approved by the LI-RADS Steering Committee.

For more information: www.acr.org

Related Content

News | Clinical Decision Support | January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018 — GE Healthcare has entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with Roche to jointly develop an
Sponsored Content | Videos | Ultrasound Imaging | January 11, 2018
Mindray recently featured a new upgrade for its premium Resona 7 ultrasound system at the Radiology Society of North
State-of-the-Art MRI Technology Bypasses Need for Biopsy
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 09, 2018
January 9, 2018 – The most common type of tumor found in the kidney is generally quite small (less than 1.5 in).
New International Report Provides Comprehensive Guide to Imaging in Chagas Heart Disease
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 03, 2018
Chagas disease (ChD), an infectious parasitic disease transmitted primarily by triatomine insects, has become a...
Imagio Opto-Acoustic Breast Imaging System Helps Differentiate Tumor Subtypes
News | Oncology Diagnostics | January 02, 2018
Seno Medical Instruments Inc. (Seno Medical) recently reported data from their clinical study demonstrating that its...
Bay Labs Completes $5.5 Million Series A Financing for AI-Driven Ultrasound
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017 — Bay Labs, a medical technology company applying...
Toshiba Medical Introduces New Entry-Level Aplio i600 Ultrasound Platform
News | Ultrasound Imaging | December 21, 2017
Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, showcased the Aplio i600, the newest addition to the premium Aplio i-series...
Videos | RSNA 2017 | December 20, 2017
ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies on the
GE and NVIDIA Unveil Artificial Intelligence Upgrades to CT, Ultrasound and Analytics Solutions
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | December 14, 2017
At the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, GE Healthcare and NVIDIA announced a series of...
Hitachi Highlights Arietta 850 Premium Ultrasound System at RSNA 2017
News | Ultrasound Imaging | December 05, 2017
Hitachi Healthcare exhibited their latest premium ultrasound system, the Arietta 850, at the 2017 Radiological Society...
Overlay Init