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Our goal with this section is to help increase understanding and demystify this all-important realm of patient care. For those of you who find the field of Radiology as fascinating as we do, we have assembled a collection of resources and links to some enlightening articles on the subject. Knowledge is power. We hope you feel empowered when it comes to your own healthcare as you read and learn more about this field of medicine that for 40 years now has enabled CIRPA to turn images into answers for countless patients and their families.

ARTICLES

Here is a link to the radiology information resource for patients developed by the American College of Radiology and The Radiological Society of North America.

 

And for you history buffs, here’s a link to the in-depth web site of the British Society for the History of Radiology.

 

We thought this was an impressive feature story on the history of radiology, from Stanford University.

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/

http://www.bshr.org.uk/index.html

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/pubs/beamline/25/2/25-2-assmus.pdf

RADIOLOGY INNOVATORS

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845 - 1923)

German physicist who was a recipient of the first Nobel Prize for Physics, in 1901, for his discovery of X rays, which heralded the age of modern physics and revolutionized diagnostic medicine.

 

Antoine-Henri Becquerel (1852 - 1908)

The French physicist who discovered radioactivity through his investigations of uranium and other substances. In 1903 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Pierre and Marie Curie.

 

Max Theodor Felix Von Laue (1879 - 1960)

German recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X rays in crystals. This enabled scientists to study the structure of crystals and hence marked the origin of solid-state physics, an important field in the development of modern electronics.

 

For details on the above three innovators, simply Google their names, or for brief histories, visit

 

 

Key Dates in Radiology History

1895 - Rontgen discovers x-rays.

1896 - Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1901 - Rontgen receives the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of x-rays.

1905 - The first English book on Chest Radiography is published.

1918 - Eastman introduces radiographic film.

1920 - The Society of Radiographers is formed.

1934 - Joliot and Curie discover artificial radionuclides.

1937 -The first clinical use of artificial radioactivity is done at the University of California - Berkeley.

1946 - Nuclear medicine is discovered by accident.

1950s - Wide-spread clinical use of nuclear medicine starts.

1950s - Development of the image intensifier and X-ray television.

1956 - The medical use of Ultrasound starts in Poland.

1962 - Kuhl introduces emission reconstruction tomography. This method later becomes known as SPECT and PET.

1967 - The first clinical use of MRI takes place in England.

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PROCEDURE RESOURCES

CT (CAT scan) or MRI procedures:

Society of Computed Body Tomography

& Magnetic Resonance

P.O. Box 1026

Rochester, MN 55903-1026
Phone: (507) 288-5620
 Fax: (507) 288-0014

Internet site:

 

Ultrasound exams:

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109

Phone: (703) 858-9210

Fax: (703) 729-4839

E-mail: info@sru.org

Internet site:

 

Breast imaging:

Society of Breast Imaging

1891 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191

E-mail: sbi@acr.org

Internet site:

 

Pediatric radiology:

The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)

4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 342

Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 965-0566

Fax: (713) 960-0488

E-mail: spr@meetingmanagers.com

Internet site:

 

Nuclear medicine tests (PET scans):

Society of Nuclear Medicine

1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Phone: (703) 708-9000
Fax: (703) 708-9020

Internet site:

 

Interventional radiology procedures:

Society of Interventional Radiology

10201 Lee Highway, Suite 500
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Phone: (800) 488-7284 or (703) 691-1805
Fax (703) 691-1855

Internet site:

 

Radiation therapy:

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 375
Fairfax, VA 22033-3882

Phone: (703) 502-1550 or (toll-free) (800) 962-7876

Fax: (703) 502-7852

Internet site:

http://www.scbtmr.org/

http://www.sru.org

http://www.sbi-online.org/

http://www.pedrad.org/

http://www.snm.org/

http://www.sirweb.org

http://www.astro.org/

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Texas Department of State

Health Services

Centers for Medicare &

Medicaid Services

American College of

Radiology Accreditation

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Jeff Serber

(817) 336-1987

jserber@cirpa.com

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