Common Terminology

Acronyms

BCNU - Carmustine
BX - Biopsy
DTIC - Dacarbazine
DX - Diagnosis
ELND - Elective Lymph Node Dissection
IE or CE - Immunoembolization/Chemoembolization
IFN or INF - Interferon alfa-2b
IL-2 - Interleukin-2
ILP - Isolated Limb Perfusion
IND - Investigational New Drug
Intron-A - Interferon alfa-2b
LFT - Liver Function Test
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NED - No Evidence of Disease
PET - Positron Emission Tomography
PHP - Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion
RFA - Radiofrequency Ablation
SLN - Sentinel Lymph Node
SNB or SLNB - Sentinel Node Biopsy/Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
SS - SIR Spheres
TNF - Tumor Necrosis Factor
TX - Therapy/Treatment
US - Ultrasound
WLE - Wide Local Excision