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Acronyms of the Day: VOMIT and BARF

I was listening to CBC’s Ideas Podcast today, specifically to You Are “Pre-Diseased”, Part 2 (which aired on 18 January and is available for download until mid-February, in case you want to listen) when I heard a new acronym that’s relevant to my Day Job.

Victim Of Medical Imaging Technology refers to patients who are operated on after an abnormality is detected in an imaging procedure, but nothing is found during the operation.

Closely related is Brainlessly Applying Radiological Findings – treating the result of an imaging study, not the patient and her symptoms.

I don’t mean to make light of the plight of patients who undergo operations or treatments when they’re not warranted, but I thought the acronyms themselves are good for a chuckle. Read more.

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