Medical Transcriptionist's Desk Reference


  • Carolyn Gates, CMT, Director of Medical Transcription, Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, SC

This highly useful reference provides essential information that makes the task of transcribing medical reports easier and more efficient. Organized by the type of problem or issue transcriptionists are likely to encounter on the job - and written by an experienced, well-known medical transcriptionist - the format of this book is designed to significantly reduce "down time" spent researching information. It follows the AAMT style guidelines and provides quick access to facts related to anatomy, general medical terminology, and various medical specialties.
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Medical Transcriptionists students and new professionals.


Book information

  • Published: May 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-9763-5

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Medical Transcription Formatting
Rules & Style
Sample Medical Reports & Letters

Chapter 2: Medical Terminology
Prefixes, Suffixes and Combining Forms
General Terms

Chapter 3: Physical Examination Terms

Chapter 4: Body Systems Word Lists

Chapter 5: Oncology
Cancer Classifications
Radiation Oncology Terms
Oncology Medications

Chapter 6: Laboratory Tests

Chapter 7: Microbiology

Chapter 8: Radiology Studies

Chapter 9: Drug List

Chapter 10: Confusing Words, Abbreviations & Eponyms
Commonly Misused Words
Commonly Used Medical Abbreviations
Medical Eponyms