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

Bo Eklöf, Kjell Lindström, and Stig Persson


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 University were the foundation for the tremendous development of diagnost ... More

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602070
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199602070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bo Eklöf, editor

Kjell Lindström, editor

Stig Persson, editor

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