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EBCT | EBTEBCT - Electron beam computed tomography - Electron beam tomography (EBT) is a specific form of computed tomography (CAT or CT) in which the X-ray tube is not mechanically spun in order to rotate the source of X-ray photons. This different design was explicitly developed to better image heart structures which never stop moving, performing a complete cycle of movement with each heart beat.
ECHOECHO - Expected consequences of Hearing Aid Ownership - The ECHO survey has been designed to measure prefit expectations of hearing aid use. It was developed as a companion instrument to the SADL questionnaire. As with the SADL, it produces a global score and four subscales: Positive Effect, Service & Cost, Negative Features, and Personal Image. These scale scores can then be compared with the range of scores representing realistic expectations for hearing aid use.
ECMO | ECLSECMO - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation - In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support to patients whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life.
ECOGECOG - Eastern cooperative oncology group - The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) began in 1955 as one of the first publicly funded cooperative groups to perform multi-center clinical trials for cancer research.
EECP | ECPEECP - Enhanced external counterpulsation - External counterpulsation therapy (ECP) is a procedure performed on individuals with angina or heart failure or cardiomyopathy in order to diminish symptoms of ischemia, improve functional capacity and quality of life.
EFMEFM - Electronic fetal monitoring - Electronic fetal heart monitoring (EFHM) is done during pregnancy, labor, and delivery to keep track of the heart rate of baby (fetus) and the strength and duration of the contractions of your uterus. Baby's heart rate is a good way to tell whether baby is doing well or may have some problems.
ELTELT - Endovenous laser therapy - Endovenous laser treatment (ELT) treats varicose veins using an optical fiber that is inserted into the vein to be treated, and laser light, normally in the infrared portion of the spectrum, shines into the interior of the vein. This causes the vein to contract, and the optical fiber is slowly withdrawn.
ESWTESWT - Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy - ESWT is a method of treatment for multiple tendonopathies, derived from lithotripsy.
EUSEUS - Endoscopic ultrasonography - Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) or echo-endoscopy is a medical procedure in which endoscopy (insertion of a probe into a hollow organ) is combined with ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the chest and abdomen.
EVAREVAR - Endovascular aneurysm repair - Endovascular aneurysm repair (or endovascular aortic repair) (EVAR) is a type of endovascular surgery used to treat pathology of the aorta, most commonly an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
FDGFDG - Fluorine-18-deoxyglucose - Fludeoxyglucose (18F) (INN), or fludeoxyglucose F 18 (USAN and USP), also commonly called fluorodeoxyglucose and abbreviated [<sup>18</sup>F]FDG, <sup>18</sup>F-FDG or FDG, is a radiopharmaceutical used in the medical imaging modality positron emission tomography (PET).
FDG-PETFDG-PET - Positron emission tomography with radiotracer F-fluorodeoxyglucose - Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine procedure based on the measurement of positron emission from radiolabelled tracer molecules. These radiotracers allow biologic processes to be measured and whole body images to be obtained which demonstrates sites of radiotracer accumulation.
FES | NMESFunctional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technique that uses electrical currents to activate nerves innervating extremities affected by paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury (SCI), head injury, stroke and other neurological disorders. FES is primarily used to restore function in people with disabilities. It is sometimes referred to as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).
FMFM - Frequency modulation - FM is a common form of radio transmission. FM is one of several wireless technologies that transmit sounds directly to a hard of hearing person for optimal clarity and better understanding.
FN | FPFN - false negative; FP - false positive - In medical testing, and more generally in binary classification, a false positive is an error in data reporting in which a test result improperly indicates presence of a condition, such as a disease (the result is positive), when in reality it is not, while a false negative is an error in which a test result improperly indicates no presence condition (the result is negative), when in reality it is present.
HDR | LDRHDR - High dose rate - Brachytherapy is a type of radiotherapy, or radiation treatment, offered to certain cancer patients. There are two types of brachytherapy – high dose-rate (HDR) and low dose-rate (LDR).
HIFU | FUSHIFU - High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU, or sometimes FUS for Focused UltraSound) is a medical procedure that applies high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to locally heat and destroy diseased or damaged tissue through ablation.
HRQoL | HRQOL | HRQL | QoL | QOLHRQoL - Health related quality of life - HRQOL is a broad multidimensional concept that usually includes self-reported measures of physical and mental health.
HTAHealth Technology Assessment (HTA) is a comprehensive, systematic assessment of the background for and the consequences of applying health technology. The purpose of HTA is to improve the basis for decisions about prioritisation and planning in the health area.
ICD | AICDICD - Implantable cardioverter defibrillator - An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) is a device implantable inside the body, able to perform both cardioversion, defibrillation and pacing of the heart.
IGRTIGRT - Image-guided radiotherapy - Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the use of frequent imaging during a course of radiation therapy for the purpose of improving the precision and accuracy of the delivery of treatment.
IIEF-5IIEF-5 - International Index of Erectile Function-5 - IIEF-5 scoring: The IIEF-5 score is the sum of the ordinal responses to the 5 items. (i) 22-25: No erectile dysfunction (ii) 17-21: Mild erectile dysfunction (iii) 12-16: Mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (iv) 8-11: Moderate erectile dysfunction (v) 5-7: Severe erectile dysfunction
IPGIPG - Neurostimulator/implantable pulse generator - A neurostimulator, also called an implanted pulse generator (IPG) is a battery powered device designed to deliver electrical stimulation to the brain, central and peripheral nervous system.
IPLIPL - Intense pulsed light - Intense pulsed light, commonly abbreviated as IPL, is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic uses including hair removal, photorejuvenation, and treatment of dermatologic diseases.
LDR | HDRLDR - Low dose rate - Brachytherapy is a type of radiotherapy, or radiation treatment, offered to certain cancer patients. There are two types of brachytherapy – high dose-rate (HDR) and low dose-rate (LDR).
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