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Language of Medicine Chapter 20- Abbreviations
Chabner's Language of Medicine, 9th edition. Abbreviations for Language of Medicine Chapter 20, 9th edition.
Cervical spine films
chest x-ray (film)
Digital Image- Communication in Medicine- Standard protocol for transmission between imaging devices.
Digital Subtraction Angiography
fluorodeoxyglucose- radiopharmaceutical used in PET scanning
Gadolinium-MRI contrast agent
isotope of radioactive iodine- used in thyroid scans
isotope of radioactive iodine- used in diagnosis (thyroid scan) and treatment for thyroid cancer
Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder (series)- x-ray imaging of these organs without contrast medium
lumbosacral (spine) films
magnetic resonance, magnetic resonance imaging (1)
magnetic resonance, magnetic resonance imaging (2)
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Venography
Multiple-Gated acquisitions (scan)- radioactive test to show heart function
Picture archival and communications system-replacement of traditional films with digital equivalents that can be accessed from several places and retrieved more rapidly.
Positron emission tomography
positron emission tomography/ computed tomography- both studies are performed using a single machine
Radioactive iodine uptake (test)- evaluates the function of the thyroid gland
small bowel follow-through
Single Photon Emisssion Computed Tomography- radioactive substances and a computer are used to create 3D images
radioactive technetium-used in heart, brain, thyroid, liver, bone, and lung scans
thallium-201- radioisotope used in scanning heart muscle
Upper Gastrointestinal (series)
Ventilation-Perfusion scan of the lungs (Q stands for rate of blood flow or blood volume)