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Abbreviations used in radiotherapy

ACORRN
Academic Clinical Oncology and Radiobiology Research Network
BIR
British Institute of Radiologists
CRT
Conformal radiation therapy
CT
Computer tomography
CTV
Clinical target volume
DGRT
Dose guided radiotherapy
DH
Department of Health
DICOM
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
DVH
Dose volume histogram
EPID
Electronic portal imaging device
FDG
18F 2-flouro-2deoxyglucose
GTV
Gross tumour volume
ICRU
International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements
IGRT
Image guided radiotherapy
IMRT
Intensity modulated radiotherapy
IPEM
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
ITV
Irradiated target volume
MLC
Multi-leaf collimator
MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging
MRS
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
NCRN
National Cancer Research Network
NHS
National Health Service
NRAG
National Radiotherapy Advisor Group
OAR
Organs at risk
PET
Positron emission tomography
PTV
Planned target volume
RCR
Royal College of Radiologists
RES
Radiotherapy Episode Statistics
SABR
Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy
SCOR
Society and College of Radiographers
SBRT
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
SRS
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
TBI
Total body irradiation
TMI
Total marrow irradiation
TPS
Treatment planning system

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