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  1. HDR
    high dose rate brachytherapy
  2. LDR
    low dose rate brachytherapy
  3. Blk
    custom cut block
  4. Bo
    bolus
  5. Col <
    collimator angle
  6. Gan <
    gantry angle
  7. FS
    field size (usually 40x40cm)
  8. SSD
    source to skin distance
  9. TSD
    target to skin distance
  10. SAD
    source to axis distance
  11. TAD
    target to axis distance
  12. SEP
    separation/patient thickness
  13. SFD
    source to film distance
  14. CAX
    central axis (lined to central ray)
  15. SSN
    supra sternal notch
  16. ABD
    abdomen
  17. ALARA
    as low as reasonably achievable
  18. AP
    anterior to posterior
  19. Ba
    barium
  20. BE
    barium enema
  21. BAS
    barium swallow
  22. CAU
    caudal
  23. CEU
    continuing education unit
  24. CT
    computed tomography
  25. CXR
    chest x-ray
  26. DECUB
    • decubitis
    • laying on side
  27. DICOM
    digital imaging and communication in medicine
  28. ECG
    electrocardiogram
  29. graph
    machine/instrument used to record/make a gram
  30. eV
    electron volt
  31. KeV
    kiloelectron volt
  32. LAO
    left anterior oblique
  33. LPO
    left posterior oblique
  34. PACS
    picture archive and communications system
  35. OBL
    oblique
  36. RAD
    radiation absorbed dose (usually cGy)
  37. QA
    quality assurance
  38. RAO
    right anterior oblique
  39. RPO
    right posterior oblique
  40. ROI
    region of interest
  41. TLD
    thermoluminescent dosimeter
  42. XR
    xray
  43. 3DCRT
    3 dimensional conformal radiotherapy
  44. 5-FU
    5 flourouracil
  45. AIDS
    acquired immunodefiency syndrome
  46. AJCC
    American Joint Committee on Cancer
  47. BM
    bone marrow
  48. BMT
    bone marrow transplant
  49. BP
    blood pressure
  50. CT
    chemotherapy
  51. BSE
    breast self exam
  52. Bx
    biopsy
  53. C/O
    complaining of
  54. Ca
    cancer, carcinoma
  55. cc
    cubic centimeter
  56. CEA
    carcinoembryonic agent
  57. CNS
    central nervous system
  58. cGy
    centigray
  59. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  60. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  61. D/C
    discharge
  62. DCIS
    ductal carcinoma in situ
  63. duct
    draw
  64. DOA
    dead on arrival
  65. EBV
    epstein barr virus
  66. Dx
    diagnosis
  67. ECOG
    eastern cooperative group
  68. ENT
    ear nose throat
  69. F/H
    family history
  70. FDA
    food and drug administration
  71. FU
    follow up
  72. g
    gram
  73. GI
    gastrointestinal
  74. GU
    genitourinary
  75. H/O
    history of
  76. Gy
    gray
  77. HD
    high dose
  78. HDC
    high dose chemotherapy
  79. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  80. HPV
    human papilloma virus
  81. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  82. I-131
    radioactive iodine
  83. ICD
    international classification of diseases
  84. ICU
    intensive care unit
  85. IL2
    interleukin 2
  86. IM
    intramuscular
  87. IMRT
    intensity modulated radiotherapy
  88. IV
    intravenous
  89. intra-
    within, in
  90. kg
    kilogram
  91. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram
  92. LN
    lymph node
  93. LP
    lumbar puncture
  94. Lx
    lumpectomy
  95. M/H
    medical history
  96. mg
    milligram
  97. l
    liter
  98. mets
    metastasis
  99. XRT
    radiation therapy
  100. WBC
    white blood cell
  101. WCC
    white blood cell count
  102. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  103. UA
    urine analysis
  104. TBI
    total body irradiation
  105. US
    ultrasound
  106. Tx
    treatment
  107. TNM
    staging system for cancer
  108. SWOG
    southwest oncology group
  109. RT
    radiotherapy
  110. SOB
    short of breath
  111. SC
    subcutaneous (just beneath the skin)
  112. RNA
    ribonucleic acid
  113. RBC
    red blood cell
  114. PSA
    prostate specific antigen
  115. PET
    positron emmision tomography
  116. prn
    as needed
  117. NOS
    not otherwise specified
  118. NK
    not known
  119. NED
    no evidence of disease
  120. N/V
    nausea and vomiting
  121. Mx
    mastectomy
  122. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  123. ml
    milliliter
  124. mm
    millimeter

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