Have you ever thought about how many acronyms we use on a daily basis? Some we know by heart, but other definitions remain a bit fuzzy. I took an informal census of our technical staff to see who knew the exact meaning of the term FAST scan. I received some blank stares. And no, it doesn’t mean a scan that’s quick.
I also asked my fellow techs if they knew how to remember the difference between AD and AS or OD and OS. When I told them that left-handed people were once considered evil or “sinister” and right-handed people were considered dexterous, I saw a light go on in their heads. Knowing the meaning behind the acronyms can help our memory and understanding of the terms. So check out the printable guide on acronyms for technicians and get your geek on!