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AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AIUM american institute of ultrasound in medicine
AMA against medical advice
A-Mode amplitude modulation
Ao Aorta
AP anterioposterior
ARDMS american registry of diagnostic medical sonography
ASE american society of echocardiography
B-Mode brightness modulation
BP blood pressure
Bx biopsy
CABG coranary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CBC complete blood count
CBD common bile duct
CDI color Doppler imaging
CHF congestive heart failure
cm centimeter
c/o complains of
copd chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebral vascular accident
CW continuous wave
db decibel
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DVT deep venous thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ETOH ethanol (alcohol)
F/U follow up
FUO fever of unknown origin
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophogeal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
gyn gynecology
HTN hypertension
Hx history
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IV intravenous
LFT liver function test
lt left
MHz megahertz
MI myocardial infarction
mm millimeter
M-mode motion modulation
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NPO nothing by mouth
OR operating room
pt patient
PW pulsed wave
RBC red blood cells
R/O rule out
sag sagittal
SDMS society of diagnostic medical sonography
s/s signs and symptoms
stat immediately
SVU society for vascular ultrasound
TCD transcranial Doppler
TGC time gain compensation
TIA transient ischemic attack
trv transverse
WBC white blood count
WES wall echo shadow
SUPR superior
SUPN supine
SUPF superficial
ANT anterior
AX axilla/axillary
CAUD caudal
CEPH cephalad
COR coronal
DECUB decubitus
INF inferior
LAO left anterior oblique
LLD left lateral decubitus
LLQ left lower quadrant
LONG longitundinal
LPO left posterior oblique
LT left
LUQ left upper quadrant
MED medial
MID midline
ML midline
OBL oblique
POST posterior
PT patient tibials
RAO right anterior oblique
RLD right lateral decubitus
RLQ right lower quadrant
RPO right posterior oblique
RT right
RUQ right upper quadrant
SAG sagital
TRV transverse
Created by: cathymarie116