Items tagged “history”

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MRI

MRI (an abbreviation of magnetic resonance imaging) is an imaging modality that uses non-ionizing radiation to create useful diagnostic images. In simple terms, an MRI scanner consists of a large, powerful magnet in which the patient lies. A radio wave antenna is used to send signals to the bod...
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Eponymous fractures

There are numerous eponymous fractures which are named after the people who first described their existence (but see Stigler's law of eponymy) 1: Regional List Facial/Skull Le Fort facial fractures Vertebral Chance fracture clay-shoveler fracture: 7th cervical spinous process hangman frac...
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History of radiology

The history of radiology can be traced back to Wilhelm Roentgen taking the first x-ray of a person - specifically his wife's hand on November 8th 1895, now an iconic image.  Since then there have been many milestones and individual contributions leading to the development and refinement of the ...
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Godfrey Hounsfield

Sir Godfrey N Hounsfield (1919-2004) pioneered the CT scanner making him one of the greats in the history of radiology and medicine in general. For his work, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1979. This was remarkable because he had had no previous experience of working in...
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Antonio Egas Moniz

Antonio Egas Moniz (1874-1955) 1 was a pioneering 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 (now better known as a lobotomy) ​for which he received a Nobel Prize in 1...
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Wilhelm Roentgen

Wilhelm C Roentgen (1845-1923) was a German physicist who is celebrated globally for his discovery of x-rays on 8 November 1895. Early life Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (Röntgen in German) was born on 27 March 1845 in Lennep, Germany. He attended the primary and secondary school run by Martinus Her...
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Benjamin Felson

Benjamin "Benny" Felson (1913-1988) was a renowned Cincinnati chest radiologist who coined or popularized several of the most commonly-used terms in the everyday parlance of the English-speaking radiology community.   Early life Benjamin Felson was born in Newport, Kentucky on 21 October 1913 ...
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Albert Salomon

Albert Salomon (1883-1976), a German surgeon, was the first physician to study x-rays of breast tissue. Development of mammography Salomon worked at the Royal Surgical University Clinic in Berlin and from about 1913 x-rayed 3000 breast specimens obtained from the morgue in an attempt to identi...
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History of imaging of the pituitary region

The history of imaging of the pituitary region encompasses many different modalities and has greatly evolved over the years, including plain radiographs, pneumoencephalography, angiography, CT and MRI. The pituitary gland is situated in the central skull base, closely related to the sphenoid sin...
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RadioGraphics

RadioGraphics is a review journal published by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), its first edition issued in 1981 1. Radiology is a sister journal. Its current editor is Dr Christine "Cooky" O Menias. History In 1980, as the RSNA editor of educational materials, Dr William J Tu...
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Radiology (journal)

Radiology is a peer-reviewed monthly journal published by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Its first edition was issued in September 1923 1. Impact factor According to the Radiology website, the journal's impact factor for 2022 is 19.7. Its Eigenfactor score is 0.05185, based ...
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American Roentgen Ray Society

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), founded in 1900, is the oldest learned society for radiologists in the United States. It publishes the monthly American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Its current President is Jonathan Kruskal. Journals American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) current...
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American Journal of Roentgenology

The American Journal of Roentgenology, also known as AJR, or informally, the Yellow Journal, is a peer-reviewed monthly journal published by the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). Its current editor in chief is Andrew Rosenkrantz. Its global circulation is close to 25,000 paying subscribers 1...
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British Journal of Radiology

The British Journal of Radiology (also known as BJR), allowing for several changes in name, is the oldest extant radiology journal in the world, with its first issue published in May 1896 1. It is published by the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). Its current (as of May 2021) Editors-in-Chie...
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Archives of Clinical Skiagraphy

Archives of Clinical Skiagraphy was the first radiology scientific journal in the world with its first edition issued in May 1896. This is only six months after the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Roentgen on 8th November 1895.  In 1897 Archives of Skiagraphy was renamed Archives of the Roentgen...
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Skiagraphy

Skiagraphy (rarely sciagraphy) is an archaic term for taking a radiograph and this usage (see below) appears to have first been proposed by Sydney Rowland in 1896 1. Skiagrapher was the term used for a radiographer until the end of the First World War. In the early days, a skiagram, (or skiagrap...
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Seldinger technique

The Seldinger technique is the mainstay of vascular and other luminal access in interventional radiology.  Uses digital subtraction angiography insertion of central venous catheters insertion of chest drains insertion of pacemaker leads or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators insertion ...
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Biographical article structure

Biographical articles about individuals have a unique structure and subheadings. ======================================================================= The introduction should take the following structure: name of individual in bold use their first name and last name e.g. Robert Smith only...
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Ian Donald

Ian Donald (1910-1987) was a Scottish obstetrician who pioneered the diagnostic use of ultrasound in medicine. Early life Ian Donald was born in Lisgeard, Cornwall, United Kingdom on 27 December 1910 6. His father was a general practitioner. In 1925 his family moved to South Africa where he at...
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Cathodagraph (terminology)

Cathodagraph (or cathodagram) is an obsolete term for a radiograph. In the earliest days of radiology there was no consensus on the term to be used for the images resulting from exposure to x-rays. Terms used included skiagraph, cathodagraph, roentgenograph, x-ray, x-ray photograph, radiogram, ...