LEO G. RIGLER, M.D.; ROBERT N. BAKER, M.D.; DONALD T. DESILETS, M.D.; WILLIAM N. HANAFEE, M.D.; DONALD MARTIN, M.D.; GERALD M. MCDONNEL, M.D.; ROBERT OLSON, M.D.; MARTIN A. POPS, M.D.; ROBERT W. RAND, M.D.; JOHN M. RILEY, M.D.; HERBERT RUTTENBERG, M.D.; PHILLIP SHIU, M.D.; WILLIAM A. WEIDNER, M.D.; MARVIN WEINER, M.D.
Dr. Leo G. Rigler: This case conference will concern itself with one of the most fascinating chapters in medical history, the development of the use of artificial contrast in roentgen diagnosis. The crude beginnings of this process took place within the very first few months of Roentgen's discovery in early 1896, when investigators first realized that contrast substances would be needed if soft tissues were to be amenable to diagnosis with the new rays. As a test, a metallic sound was placed in the esophagus of a cadaver and adequately demonstrated in the roentgenogram. The following year Walter Cannon, the
RIGLER LG, BAKER RN, DESILETS DT, HANAFEE WN, MARTIN D, MCDONNEL GM, et al. Recent Advances in Roentgen Diagnosis. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1114–1133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1114
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1114-1133.
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