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Category E - Techniques and Equipment

Subheadings

Many of the MeSH headings in Category E exist also as subheadings.

MeSH Heading Subheading
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING /diagnostic imaging
RADIOTHERAPY /radiotherapy
TRANSPLANTATION /transplantation
REHABILITATION /rehabilitation

 

The duplicate MeSH headings are reserved for general articles only or for articles on the concept as a discipline or a specialty. In the vast majority of cases, however, the subheading is used with a specific disease, organ, or tissue.

Examples:

Diagnostic imaging in rural hospitals
*DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
*HOSPITALS, RURAL
Imaging of pancreatic neoplasms
PANCREATIC NEOPLASMS /*diag image
(not DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING)

Several subheadings are permitted with the terms in Category E; however, not all of these subheadings are permitted with each Category E term.

In many cases, no subheading is needed with a Category E term.

Do not routinely add the subheading /methods on techniques; use it only when the author describes the method in detail or presents a new or unique method associated with a particular Category E term

Advances in gene therapy techniques for cancer.
GENE THERAPY /*methods
NEOPLASMS /*ther
Current status of gene therapy for thyroid cancer
THYROID NEOPLASMS /*ther
*GENE THERAPY

Do not routinely use the subheading /utilization on Category E terms. Use it only for articles on the level of use of a particular technique or procedure.

Frequency of peritoneal dialysis in developing countries
PERITONEAL DIALYSIS /*util
*DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Peritoneal dialysis after cardiac surgical procedures.
*PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
*CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES

To index instruments or equipment, use the subheading /instrumentation on the technique if there is no specific MeSH heading for the instrument or equipment.

Micromachined transmissive scanning confocal microscope
MICROSCOPY, CONFOCAL /*instrum

There are many specific surgical techniques in Category E. Coordinate these with the disease /surg. If there is not a MeSH heading for a particular surgical technique, index the organ or tissue with /surg .

Partial laryngectomy for "advanced" endolaryngeal squamous cell carcinoma
LARYNGEAL NEOPLASMS /*surg
CARCINOMA, SQUAMOUS CELL /*surg
*LARYNGECTOMY

Jejunectomy
JEJUNUM /*surg

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