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APPENDIX G - FY 2001 OST Annual Report Abbreviations and Acronmyms

AAMI
AAPM
ACCA
ACF
ACCME
ACHA
ACLA
ACMP
ACOM
ACPA
ACPE
ACPE
ACR
ACRA
ADA
ADAMHA
AFGE
AFIP
AHA
AHCPR
AIMBE
AMA
ANSI
ARCRT
ARPA
ARRT
ASH
ASPE
ASPER
ASTM
BRMD
CBER
CC
CEU
CDC/CDCP
CENELEC
CDER
CDRH
CFSAN
CIA
CIRMS
CLIA
CME
CRADA
CRCPD
CTIA
CVM
DASH
DCP
DHHS
DHSS
DOC
DOD
DOL
DOE
DOT
ECRI
EEO
EMBS
ERIM
FAA
FBI
FCC
FCCSET
FIC
FDLI
FDA
FOIA
FTC
GAO
GC
GPRA
GPRE
GSA
HCFA
HIMA
HRG

 

HRSA
ICRP
ICRU
IEC
IEEE
IFIP
IG
IHS
INNS
INS
IOM
IRB
IRS
ISO
JCAHCA
NAAP
NAS
NBS
NCCLS
NCHS
NCHGR
NCI
NCNR
NCRP
NCTR
NEI
NEMA
NHLBI
NIA
NIAAA
NIAID
NIAMSK
NICHHD
NIDCD
NIDA
NIDDKD
NIDR
NIEHS
NIGMS
NIMH
NINDS
NIH
NIOSH
NIST
NLM
NMQAAC
NRC
NRC
NSA
NSF
NOAA
NVLAP
OC
OCA
OCC
OCR
OHA
OIG
OLA
OMB
OPA
OPE
ORA
OPM
OS
OSG
OSHA
PAC
PAHO
PHS
RESNA
RSNA
SAMHSA
SCVIR
SMDA
SNL
SPIE
SSA
SSRCR
UL
UN
USDA
WCNN
WEAC
WHO
WRAIR
WRAMC

- American Association for Medical Instrumentation
- American Association of Physicists in Medicine
- Associate Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, OC, FDA, DHHS
- Administration for Children and Families, DHHS
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
- Associate Commissioner for Health Affairs, OC, FDA, DHHS
- Associate Commissioner for Legislative Affairs, OC, FDA, DHHS
- American College of Medical Physicists
- Associate Commissioner for Office of Management, OC, FDA
- Associate Commissioner for Public Affairs, OC, FDA, DHHS (Press)
- Associate Commissioner for Planning and Evaluation, OC, FDA, DHHS
- American Council on Pharmaceutical Education
- American College of Radiology
- Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, OC, FDA, DHHS
- American Dental Association
- Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, PHS, DHHS
- American Federation of Government Employees (Union)
- Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (located at WRAMC), DOD
- American Hospital Association
- Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, PHS, DHHS
- American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
- American Medical Association
- American National Standards Institute
- American Registry of Clinical Radiography Technologists (MQSA)
- Advanced Research Projects Agency
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (MQSA)
- Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS
- Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, DHHS
- Assistant Secretary for Personnel Administration, DHHS
- American Society for Testing and Materials
- Bureau of Radiation and Medical Devices, CANADA
- Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA, DHHS
- Clinical Center (Warren Magnuson Clinical Center), NIH, DHHS
- Continuing Education Unit
- Centers for Disease Control/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (French term, English translation)
- Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA, DHHS
- Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA, DHHS
- Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, DHHS
- U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (Headquarters: Arlington, VA)
- Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards, NIST
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988
- Continuing Medical Education
- Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
- Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors
- Cellular Telephone Industry Association
- Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA, DHHS
- Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, OASH, DHHS
- Division of Commissioned Personnel, OASH, OSG (Parklawn Building)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Health and Social Security, ENGLAND
- U.S. Department of Commerce
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Department of Transportation
- Emergency Care Research Institute (no longer uses name—initials only)
- Equal Employment Opportunity Act
- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE
- Environmental Research Institute of Michigan
- Federal Aeronautics Administration
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
- Federal Communications Commission
- Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology,
- Fogarty International Center, NIH, DHHS
- Food and Drug Law Institute
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration, PHS, DHHS
- Freedom of Information Act
- U.S. Federal Trade Commission
- General Accounting Office
- General Counsel, FDA (now Office of Chief Counsel, FDA)
- Government Performance and Results Act
- Government Program Review and Evaluation
- General Services Administration
- Health Care Financing Administration
- Health Industry Manufacturers Association
- Health Research Group (Public Citizen: Ralph Nader-Dr. Sidney Wolfe(Consumers Health Political Action Committee - PAC)

- Health Resources and Services Administration, PHS, DHHS
- International Commission on Radiological Protection
- International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements
- International Electrotechnical Commission
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.
- International Federation for Information Processing
- Inspector General, OIG, DHHS
- Indian Health Service, DHHS
- International Neural Networks Society
- U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
- Institute of Medicine, NAS
- Institutional Review Board
- U.S. Internal Revenue Service
- International Standards Organization
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
- National Association of Apnea Professionals
- National Academy of Sciences
- National Bureau of Standards, DOC (No longer exists: See NIST),
- National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Science
- National Center for Health Statistics, CDCP, DHHS
- National Center for Human Genome Research, NIH, DHHS
- National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS
- National Center for Nursing Research, NIH, DHHS
- National Council on Radiation Protection
- National Center for Toxicological Research, FDA, DHHS
- National Eye Institute, NIH, DHHS
- National Electrical Manufacturers Association
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH,
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH, DHHS NIDA
- National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
- National Institute of Dental Research, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, DHHS
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, DHHS
- National Institutes of Health
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDCP, DHHS
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, DOC (formerly NBS)
- National Library of Medicine, NIH, DHHS
- National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee, FDA
- National Research Council
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- U.S. National Security Agency (Headquarters: Fort Meade, MD)
- National Science Foundation
- National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Association of Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Practices
- Office of the Commissioner, FDA
- U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs
- Office of the Chief Counsel, FDA (formerly OGC)
- Office for Civil Rights, DHHS
- Office of Health Affairs, FDA, DHHS
- Office of the Inspector General
- Office of Legislative Affairs, OC, FDA, DHHS
- Office of Management and Budget
- Office of Public Affairs, OC, FDA, DHHS (Press Office/Relations)
- Office of Planning and Evaluation, FDA, DHHS
- Office of Regulatory Affairs, FDA, DHHS
- Office of Personnel Management
- Office of the Secretary, DHHS
- Office of the Surgeon General, PHS, DHHS (Commissioned Corps)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Political Action Committee
- Pan-American Health Organization, WHO, UN
- U.S. Public Health Service
- Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, ANSI
- Radiological Society of North America
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS
- Society for Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
- Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
- Social Security Administration (formerly part of DHHS)
- Suggested State Regulations for Control of Radiation
- Underwriters Laboratories
- United Nations
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- World Congress of Neural Networks
- Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center, FDA, DHHS
- World Health Organization, UN
- Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, WRAMC, U.S. Army
- Walter Reed Army Medical Center, U.S. Army

CDRH ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS


DDL
DCRND
DCLD
DECS
DGRD
DLS
DMISS
DMMS
DMQRP
DOD
DPS
DRAERD
EIR
EMC
EMI
ERC
510(k)

 

HL
IDE
IND
IAG
kVp
MDDI


MDH
MDR
MON


MQC
MQSA
MRI
MRS
NEXT
NSWL
NVLAP
OCD
OC
ODE
OHIP
OSM
OPA
ORA
OSB
OST
PDP
PMA/PMAA
PMS
QA
QC
RIHSC
ROC
RRHR
SCLIR
SIDS
TEPRSSC
TMJ
TQM


- Devices and Diagnostics Letter (also known as The Orange Sheet)(Weekly Trade Magazine)
- Division of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Neurological Devices, ODE
- Divison of Clinical Laboratory Devices, ODE
- Division of Electronics and Computer Science, OST
- Division of General and Restorative Devices, ODE
- Division of Life Sciences, OST
- Division of Management, Information and Support Services, OST
- Division of Mechanics and Materials Science, OST
- Division of Mammography Quality and Radiation Programs, OHIP
- Division of Ophthalmic Devices, ODE
- Division of Physical Sciences, OST
- Division of Reproductive, Abdominal, ENT, & Radiological Devices, ODE
- Establishment Inspection Report
- Electromagnetic Capability
- Electromagnetic Interference
- NSF Engineering Research Center, Duke University (National Science Foundation)
- Five-Ten K: Premarket Notification of New Medical Device
(Clearance Based on a Similar, Previously Cleared Device)
- High Level or High-Level Control
- Investigational Device Exemption
- Investigational New Device (or Drug) (application for transitional devices)
- Interagency Agreement
- Measurement of Meters (as in kVp Meters)
- Medical Devices, Diagnostics & Instrumentation (also known as The Gray Sheet) (Weekly Trade Magazine)
- X-ray radiation instrument used by FDA in its inspections (originally marketed by a company called MDH)
- Mandatory Device Reporting Program
- Memorandum (Memoranda) of Need
- Mammography Quality Control (as in MQC Manual)
- Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (formerly nuclear magnetic resonance)
- Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
- Nationwide Evaluation X-ray Trends (Data Bank)
- Naval Surface Warfare Laboratory (in White Oak, Silver Spring)
- National Voluntary Laboratory Accredited Program, (NIST, DOC) (MQSA)
- Office of the Center Director, CDRH, FDA, DHHS
- Office of Compliance, CDRH, FDA
- Office of Device Evaluation, CDRH, FDA
- Office of Health and Industry Programs, CDRH, FDA
- Office of Systems and Management, CDRH, FDA
- Office of Public Affairs, FDA, DHHS (Press Office)
- Office of Regulatory Affairs, FDA, DHHS (field offices)
- Office of Surveillance and Biometrics, CDRH, FDA
- Office of Science and Technology, CDRH, FDA
- Product Development Protocol
- Pre-Market Approval Application
- Post-Market Surveillance
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Control
- Research Involving Human Subjects Committee, FDA
- Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve
- Regional Radiological Health Representative, FDA
- Secondary Calibration Laboratories for Ionizing Radiation
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee, CDRH, FDA, DHHS
- Temporomandibular Joint
- Total Quality Management