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Sven-Ivar Seldinger

Sven-Ivar Seldinger (1921-1998), a Swedish radiologist, is primarily remembered for the invention of his revolutionary eponymous technique.  Early life Sven-Ivar Seldinger was born in Mora, Dalarna, Sweden on 19 April 1921 5. He attended medical school at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm ...

Needle gauge system

The needle gauge system, often called just the Gauge or G, is an internationally-used scale for sizing needles. It was adopted from pre-existing gauges which were used in industry to size metal wire. In contradistinction to the French scale, the other well-known sizing system, which is a metric...

Charles Thurstan Holland

Charles Thurstan Holland (1863-1941) was a pioneering radiologist who played a pivotal role in establishing radiology as a specialty in its own right. Early life Charles Thurstan Holland was born in Bridgwater, Somerset on 7 March 1863. He studied medicine at University College Hospital in...

David E Kuhl

David E Kuhl (1929-2017) was a pioneering nuclear physician, who played a key role in the development of positron emission tomography (PET), and more generally nuclear medicine. Early life David Edmund Kuhl was born on 27 October 1929 in St Louis, Missouri. He went to Temple University in Phil...

Magnetic field gradient

Signal localization for image construction in MR is based on adding a magnetic field gradient onto the main (constant) magnetic field. In 1973, Paul Lauterbur published the idea in Nature of deliberately superimposing linear field gradients on the main magnetic field. Along each gradient, the s...

Sydney D Rowland

Sydney D Rowland (1872-1917), was the founder and editor of the Archives of Clinical Skiagraphy, the first journal of radiology to be published anywhere in the world. Early life Sydney Domville Rowland was born in Cornwall on 29 March 1872 1,5. He was the eldest issue of the Reverend William J...

Paul Lauterbur

Paul C Lauterbur (1929-2007) is remembered as one of the co-developers of MRI, for which he was co-awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 2003, with Peter Mansfield. Early life Paul Christian Lauterbur was born on 6 May 1929 in Sidney, Ohio. In 1951 he graduated with a bachelor...

Fleischner Society

The Fleischner Society is an interdisciplinary learned society with the key aim to advance the study of pathologies of the chest by the use of thoracic imaging. History Eight radiologists congregated in November 1969 to found a new society to advance the knowledge of diseases of the chest, pre...

A Text-book of X-Ray Diagnosis by British Authors (photo)

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Daniel J Bell
Published 24 Nov 2018
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A Text-book of X-ray Diagnosis by British Authors

The three-volume A Text-book of X-Ray Diagnosis by British Authors was first published in 1938 and was for many years the "go to" reference book of radiology. Indeed a review from 1963 stated that "It should be considered a "must" for those undertaking the study of radiology." It was co-edited ...

Radiographic Atlas of Skeletal Development of the Hand and Wrist

The Radiographic Atlas of Skeletal Development of the Hand and Wrist by WW Greulich and SI Pyle is a classic radiological text that was first published in 1950. Its second edition was released in 1959. Although an old text, which has been reprinted multiple times over the intervening years, many...

Colegio Interamericano de Radiología

The Colegio Interamericano de Radiología (CIR) (in English it is called the InterAmerican College of Radiology (IACR)) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1943 in Argentina. According to its website, it is constituted by national scientific groups of radiology and other certain othe...

Stigler's law of eponymy

Stigler's law of eponymy states simply that no discovery in science is ever named for its primary originator. There are many examples of this throughout science, including the biomedical sciences. A few, such as Job syndrome or Terry Thomas sign, were deliberately named for someone other than th...

John Caffey

John Caffey (1895-1978) was an American pediatric radiologist renowned for his pioneering contributions to pediatric radiology. Dr Caffey was one of the founding members of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. Early life John Patrick Caffey was born in Castle Gate, Utah, on 30 March 1895. He g...