Medical abbreviations and acronyms (Q)

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

This article contains a list of commonly used medical abbreviations and acronyms that start with the letter Q and may be encountered in medicine and radiology (please keep the main list and any sublists in alphabetic order).

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  • Q
  • q: long arm of a chromosome
  • QA: quality assurance
  • QALY: quality-adjusted life year
  • QBC: quadrature body coil (Philips)
  • QDS: four times a day (drug prescriptions, from Latin: quater die sumendus)
  • QH: every hour (drug prescriptions, from Latin: quaque hora)
  • QHS: every night at bedtime (drug prescriptions, from Latin: quaque hora somni)
  • QI: quality improvement
  • QIP: quality improvement project
  • QISS: quiescent interval for single shot (Siemens)
  • QN: every night (drug prescriptions, from Latin: quaque nocte)
  • QoL: quality of life
  • QRAPMASTER: quantification of relaxation times and proton density by multi-echo acquisition of a saturation-recovery using turbo spin echo readout
  • qv: please see (Latin: quod vide)
Medical abbreviations and acronyms

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