The Prostate Imaging - Reporting and Data System Version 2 (PI-RADS™ v2) is the product of an international collaboration of the American College of Radiology (ACR), European Society of Uroradiology (ESUR), and AdMetech Foundation. It is designed to promote global standardization and diminish variation in the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) examination, and it is based on the best available evidence and expert consensus opinion. It establishes minimum acceptable technical parameters for prostate mpMRI, simplifies and standardizes terminology and content of reports, and provides assessment categories that summarize levels of suspicion or risk of clinically significant prostate cancer that can be used to assist selection of patients for biopsies and management. It is intended to be used in routine clinical practice and also to facilitate data collection and outcome monitoring for research.
European urology. 2015 Sep 28 [Epub ahead of print]
Jeffrey C Weinreb, Jelle O Barentsz, Peter L Choyke, Francois Cornud, Masoom A Haider, Katarzyna J Macura, Daniel Margolis, Mitchell D Schnall, Faina Shtern, Clare M Tempany, Harriet C Thoeny, Sadna Verma
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. Electronic address: jeffrey. weinreb@yale. edu. , Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. , National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. , René Descartes University, Paris, France. , University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. , University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. , AdMeTech Foundation, Boston, MA, USA. , Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA. , University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.