Edmonton Labeled Visual Information System (ELVIS)
The Edmonton Labeled Visual Information System (ELVIS) is a method of documenting clinical information; it is a pictorial method of representing in a simple one-page line diagram the cancer burden and treatment. It aids in the process of learning complex cancer patient histories.
The ELVIS can indicate areas of primary tumor, metastases, surgical resection, and radiotherapy.
One figure documents visceral and soft-tissue disease and one diagram portraying the skeleton is used to document bony disease.
Written terms can label the drawing to provide clarification and record chemotherapy.
Organs specific to each gender and other details not included in the diagram can be added as necessary.
Walker P. Impact of the Edmonton labeled visual Information system on physician recall of metastatic cancer patient histories. A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2001;21(1);4-11.