Ultrasound in Clinical Diagnosis: From pioneering developments in Lund to global application in…

Hardcover | December 24, 2011

EditorBo Eklof, Kjell Lindstrom, Stig Persson

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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 a16-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 University were the foundation for the tremendous development ofdiagnostic ultrasound. Before it is too late, the history in Lund will be told, and with this history as background Ultrasound in Clinical Diagnosis brings together some of the leading ultrasound experts of today to bring us up to date with the use of ultrasound in its ever-increasing importance for diagnosis in manyareas of medicine. Peter Wells writes in his Foreword that "this fascinating book serves more than one purpose: it is an historical record of the pioneering developments in clinical ultrasonic diagnosis that took place in Lund... what we now recognise as one of the greatest medical innovations ofthe twentieth century... Besides its historical content, this book also includes scholarly reviews of the state-of-art in adult and paediatric cardiology, obstetrics and gynaecology, vascular disease in several countries and, primarily from technical perspective, radiology, as well as an overview ofcontrast studies". Other chapters describe the development in ophthalmology and oto-rhino-laryngology as well as the industrial development of ultrasound equipment. This book will be valuable and interesting to those who are interested in the development of ultrasound diagnosis 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 a16-month-old boy using the same equipment, and ...

Bo Eklof is Clinical Professor Emeritus of surgery at the University of Hawaii and Lund University in Sweden. Kjell Lindstrom is Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical Measurements, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University in Sweden. Stig Persson is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at Lund University in Sweden.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:December 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Hakan Westling: Ultrasound in Lund - three world premieres2. Stig Persson, Jan Eskilsson and Nils-Rune Lundstrom: The development of echo-cardiography in Sweden3. Fausto J. Pinto: Ultrasound in cardiology - state of the art4. Luc L. Mertens: Fausto J. Pinto5. Leif G. Salford: The development of echo-encephalography in Sweden6. Bertil Sunden and Karel Marsal: The development of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology in Sweden7. Stuart Campbell: A history of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology8. David S. Sumner and Kirk W. Beach: Eugene Strandness and the development of Doppler ultrasound in vascular disease9. Tomas Jogestrand and Olav Thulesius: The development of ultrasound in vascular disease in Sweden10. Nicos Labropoulos and Kimon Bekelis: Ultrasound in vascular disease - state of the art11. Torbjorn Andersson: The development of ultrasound in radiology in Sweden12. Jorgen Jorgensen: The early development of diagnostic ultrasound in Denmark13. David Cosgrove: Ultrasound in radiology - state of the art14. Tomas Jansson and Anders Nilsson: Use of contrast in ultrasound15. Karl C. Ossoinig: The development of ultrasound in ophthalmology16. Pernilla Sahlstrand Johnson and Magnus Jannert: The development of ultrasound in oto-rhino-laryngology17. Gunnar Arveheim: The industrial development of ultrasound - a Swedish perspectiveAppendix: The original paper by Edler/Hertz