Ultrasound in Clinical Diagnosis: From Pioneering Developments in Lund to Global Application in Medicine

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On October 29th 1953 in Lund, Sweden, Inge Edler, cardiologist, and Hellmuth Hertz, physicist, performed the first successful Ultrasoundcardiogram (UCG), later renamed Echocardiogram. A few weeks later, on December 16th, the neurosurgeon Lars Leksell diagnosed an intracranial bleeding in a 16-month-old boy using the same equipment, and Echoencephalography was born. The Lundensian obstetrician Bertil Sunden was in 1962 able to take the first ultrasound picture of twins in pregnancy. These three world premieres at the Lund ...

Ultrasound in Clinical Diagnosis: From pioneering developments in Lund to global application in medicine 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199602070

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