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MCC Med Term Final

MCC Med Term Unit 4

ARRT American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
NYSDOH NY State Dept of Health
ASRT Amer Society of Radiologic Technologists
CARE bill Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in medical imaging and radiation therapy (legislation)
NYSSRS NY State Society of Radiologic Sciences
JRCERT Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
ACR American College of Radiology
FDA Food and Drug Administration
MQSA Mammography Quality Standards Act
ABD abdomen
KUB kidney, ureter and bladder
CXR chest x-ray
PCXR portable chest x-ray
GB gall bladder
BE or BaE barium enema
UGI (or UGI series) upper gastro-intestinal series
SBFT small bowel follow through
BaSw barium swallow
IVP intravenous pyelogram
IVU intravenous urogram
VCU; VCUG voiding cystourethrogram
TMJ temporo-mandibular joint
FAS free air series
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
US or Sono ultrasound or sonography
MR or MRI magnetic resonance imaging
PBL positive beam limiting
HVL half value layer
ALARA as low as reasonably achievable
CAT/CAT scan/CT scan computed axial tomography
Ba barium
BaSO4 barium sulfate
CR computed radiography
DR digital radiography
PACS picture archiving and communication system
RIS radiology information system
HIPAA health insurance portability and accountability act
CP chest pain or cerebral palsy
LP lumbar puncture
PSA prostate-specific antigen
ABG arterial blood gas
ARD acute respiratory disease
BCLS basic cardiac life support
DJD degenerative joint disease
H & P hitory and physical
MVA motor vehicle accident
N/A not applicable
PE pulmonary embolus or physical examination
PICC percutaneously inserted central catheter
PO (p.o.) orally
WNL within normal limits
SOB shortness of breath
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CHF congestive heart failure
Ca cancer
HH hiatal hernia
NPO (Latin) nothing by mouth
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
BUN blood urea nitrogen
URI upper respiratory infection
Pn pneumonia
TB tuberculosis
TBC tuberculosis caution
UTI urinary tract infection
MI mitral insufficiency or myocardial infarction
CVA cerebral vascular accident
FUO fever of unknown origin
fx fracture
r/o fx rule out fracture
Hx history
LLL left lower lobe
RLL right lower lobe
LUL left upper lobe
RUL right upper lobe
RML right middle lobe
RUQ right upper quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
NG Tube nasogastric tube
CHD coronary heart disease
CAD coronary artery disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Insp inspiration
Exp expiration
OOP out of plaster
BP blood pressure
? question of
FB foreign body
PRN (Latin) as required
prn when necessary/as needed
ASAP as soon as possible
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
c with
s, s without
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ARC AIDS related complex
HTLV 3 human T-cell lymphotropic virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus (same as HTLV 3)
Adm admission
OR operating room
RR recovery room
PACU post anesthesia care unit (usually same as recovery room)
Pre-op before surgery
Post-op after surgery
AKA above knee amputation
BKA below knee amputation
GSW gun shot wound
Dx diagnosis
Bx biopsy
Rx treatment
OOB out of bed
bid twice a day (bis in die)
qd every day
qh every hour
ED emergency department
RLE right lower extremity
s/p status post (refers to previous disease condition)
STAT immediately (statin)
PUD peptic ulcer disease
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
f/u follow up
WNL within normal limits
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
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