AJR Abbreviation List

AJR style is to not spell out the following abbreviations in articles' title, abstract, text, tables, and figure legends. These terms may be spelled out when appearing in a quotation or the article’s reference list. This guidance is applied by the journal office during production of accepted manuscripts and need not be followed for articles to undergo peer review or receive acceptance. However, authors may find this information useful when preparing manuscripts, for example to conserve space relative to the word limits for the abstract and manuscript text.

2D, 3D, 4D except at beginning of sentence or line
AC for alternating current
ADC
AIDS
AJCC
ALARA
ANOVA
ARRS
ASCII
AUC
bFFE
β-HCG
BI-RADS
CI
CD for compact disc and clusters of differentiation
CDC
CME
CNS
CSF
CT
CTA for CT angiography
DC for direct current and District of Columbia
DICOM
DNA
DOS
DOTANOC, DOTATATE, DOTATOC
DWI
ECG
ERCP
FDA
FDG
FIESTA
FLAIR
FLASH
FOLFIRINOX
FOV
GIF
GRAPPA
H and E
HASTE
HBED-CC
HCG
HIDA
HIPAA
HIV
HMO
HTML
HTTP, http
ICU
IgA, IgM, etc.
IV
JPEG
LAVA
LI-RADS
Lung-RADS
Mac OS
MDCT
MIBG
MIBI
MP-RAGE
MRA for MR angiography
MRCP
MRI; MR for magnetic resonance
NIH
NPV
NSAID
PO2, PaO2
PACS
PC for personal computer
PET
pH
PPV
PI-RADS
PSA for prostate-specific antigen
PRISMA
PROPELLER
QUADAS, QUADAS-2
RARE
RBC
RECIST
RGB for red-green-blue
Rh for blood factor
RNA
ROC
ROI
R wave, R-R wave
SD
SEER
SMASH
SPACE
SPECT
SPGR
SSFP
SSFSE
STARD
STIR
SunOS
SUV, SUVmax, SUVmean, SUVmin
TE for echo time
THRIVE
TIFF
TIPS
TNM
TR for repetition time
trueFISP
UICC
USP
VHS
VIBE
WBC
WHO