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The full documentation that lists the DICOM Standards PS 3.3-2011, pp 388-389: Section C.7.3.1.1.1 http://medical.nema.org/Dicom/2011/11_03pu.pdf.

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Short

Long

CR

Computed Radiography

CT

Computed Tomography

MR

Magnetic Resonance

NM

Nuclear Medicine

US

Ultrasound

OT

Other

BI

Biomagnetic imaging

DG

Diaphanography

ES

Endoscopy

LS

Laser surface scan

PT

Positron emission tomography (PET)

RG

Radiographic imaging (conventional film/screen)

TG

Thermography

XA

X-Ray Angiography

RF

Radio Fluoroscopy

RTIMAGE

Radiotherapy Image 

RTDOSE

Radiotherapy Dose

RTSTRUCT

Radiotherapy Structure Set 

RTPLAN

Radiotherapy Plan

RTRECORD

RT Treatment Record

HC

Hard Copy

DX

Digital Radiography

MG

Mammography

IO

Intra-oral Radiography

PX

Panoramic X-Ray

GM

General Microscopy

SM

Slide Microscopy

XC

External-camera Photography

PR

Presentation State

AU

Audio 

ECG

Electrocardiography

EPS

Cardiac Electrophysiology

HD

Hemodynamic Waveform

SR

SR Document

IVUS

Intravascular Ultrasound

OP

Ophthalmic Photography

SMR

Stereometric Relationship

AR

Autorefraction 

KER

Keratometry

VA

Visual Acuity

SRF

Subjective Refraction

OCT

Optical Coherence Tomography (non-Ophthalmic)

LEN

Lensometry

OPV

Ophthalmic Visual Field

OPM

Ophthalmic Mapping

OAM

Ophthalmic Axial Measurements 

RESP

Respiratory Waveform

KO

Key Object Selection

SEG

Segmentation

REG

Registration

OPT

Ophthalmic Tomography

BDUS

Bone Densitometry (ultrasound)

BMD

Bone Densitometry (X-Ray)

DOC

Document

FID

Fiducials

PLAN

Plan

IOL

Intraocular Lens Data

IVOCT

Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography