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Chapter 2

Medical Terminology

AAD American Academy of Dermatology
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
ARDMS American Registry for diagnostic Medical Sonography
ARRT American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
ASRT American society of radiologic technologists
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAT scan computed axial tomography
CBC Complete blood count
CCU Cardiac Care Unit (Critical care unit)
CE Cardiac Enlargement (cardiomegaly)
CT Computed Tomography
cTnl and cTnT Troponin l and troponin
Diff differential white blood cell count
DMS diagnostic medical sonography
ECG,EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
FDG fluorodeoxyglucose
GA gastric analysis
GI gastrointestinal
Hct hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
mm3 , cu mm millimeter cubes, cubic millimeter
mmol/L millimole per liter
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
ms millisecond
PET positron emission tomography
Ra radium(element)
RBC red blood cell(count)
RDCS registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer
RDMS registered diagnostic medical sonographer
RT registered technologist
RT(MR) registered technologist(magnetic resonance imaging)
RT(N) registered technologist(nuclear medicine)
RT(S) registered technologist (sonography)
RT(T) registered technologist (radiation therapy)
RVT registered vascular technologist
SPECT single photon emission computed tomography
WBC white blood cell (count)
XR X-Ray
Created by: haylee1996