Egas Moniz

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Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz (November 29, 1874 - December 13, 1955) was a Portuguese neurologist that is notable in radiology history for his development of cerebral angiography in 1927. He is also known as the developer of prefrontal leucotomy ​for which he received a Nobel Prize in 1949 (shared with Walter Rudolf Hess).

History of Radiology
  • history of radiology
    • 1895: Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen detects X-rays and takes first x-ray
    • 1896: Antoine Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
    • 1896: Thomas Alva Edison invents the first commercially available fluoroscope
    • 1913: Albert Salomon commences research leading to mammography
    • 1927: Egas Moniz develops cerebral angiography
    • 1934: Frederic and Irene Joliot-Curie artificially produce radioisotopes
    • 1936: John Lawrence uses phosphorus-32 to treat leukaemia
    • 1950s: David E. Kuhl invents Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
    • 1953: Sven-Ivar Seldinger develops the Seldinger technique
    • 1957: Ian Donald invents ultrasound
    • 1964: Charles Dotter introduces image-guided intervention
    • 1965: Benjamin Felson publishes Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology
    • 1972: Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan M. Cormack invent the CT scanner
    • 1977: Raymond Vahan Damadian builds the first commercial MRI scanner
    • 2005: Frank Gaillard creates Radiopaedia.org :) 
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