CHARLES T. DOTTER, M.D.; ISRAEL STEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Angiocardiography is that branch of clinical radiology which deals with the roentgenographic visualization of the thoracic cardiovascular structures during their opacification by intravenously injected radiopaque substances. Although significant preliminary investigations along similar lines of approach had been made by Forssman,1 Egas Moniz, Carvalho, and Lima,2 Conte, and Costa,3 and Castellanos, Pereiras, and Garcia,4 the work of Robb and Steinberg5 in 1938 first established a practical method for the contrast visualization of the right and left cardiac chambers and great blood vessels. The technic of injection is still generally employed in its original form. During the intervening 11 years, many modifications
DOTTER CT, STEINBERG I. CLINICAL ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE INDICATIONS AND FINDINGS(CLINICAL ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE INDICATIONS AND FINDINGS*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:1104–1125. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-6-1104
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(6):1104-1125.
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