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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.
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Angio
angiography
Ap
Anteroposterior
Ba
barium
BE
Barium enema
C-spine
Cervical spine films
CT
computed tomography
CXR
chest x-ray (film)
Decub
decubitus-lying down
DICOM
Digital Image- Communication in Medicine- Standard protocol for transmission between imaging devices.
DI
Diagnostic imaging
DSA
Digital Subtraction Angiography
ECHO
echocardiography
EUS
Endoscopic ultrasonography
18F-FDG
fluorodeoxyglucose- radiopharmaceutical used in PET scanning
Gd
Gadolinium-MRI contrast agent
123I
isotope of radioactive iodine- used in thyroid scans
131I
isotope of radioactive iodine- used in diagnosis (thyroid scan) and treatment for thyroid cancer
IVP
Intravenous pyelogram
KUB
Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder (series)- x-ray imaging of these organs without contrast medium
LAT
Lateral
LS films
lumbosacral (spine) films
L-spine
Lumbar spine
MR
magnetic resonance, magnetic resonance imaging (1)
MRI
magnetic resonance, magnetic resonance imaging (2)
MRA
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
MRV
Magnetic Resonance Venography
MUGA
Multiple-Gated acquisitions (scan)- radioactive test to show heart function
PA
Posteroanterior
PACS
Picture archival and communications system-replacement of traditional films with digital equivalents that can be accessed from several places and retrieved more rapidly.
PET
Positron emission tomography
PET/CT
positron emission tomography/ computed tomography- both studies are performed using a single machine
RAIU
Radioactive iodine uptake (test)- evaluates the function of the thyroid gland
RFA
Radiofrequency Ablation
SBFT
small bowel follow-through
SPECT
Single Photon Emisssion Computed Tomography- radioactive substances and a computer are used to create 3D images
99mTc
radioactive technetium-used in heart, brain, thyroid, liver, bone, and lung scans
201T1
thallium-201- radioisotope used in scanning heart muscle
T-spine
Thoracic spine
UGI
Upper Gastrointestinal (series)
US
Ultrasound/ultrasonography (1)
U/S
Ultrasound/ultrasonography (2)
V/Q scan
Ventilation-Perfusion scan of the lungs (Q stands for rate of blood flow or blood volume)