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Slovenian experience from diagnostic angiography to interventional radiology.

Pavcnik D - Radiol Oncol (2014)

Bottom Line: The purpose of writing this article is to document the important events and people in the first 50 years of diagnostic angiography and interventional radiology in Slovenia.During this period not only did the name of the institutions and departments change, but also its governance.This depicted the important roles different people played at various times in the cardiovascular divisions inside and outside of the diagnostic and interventional radiology.

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Affiliation: Dotter Interventional Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, U.S.A.

ABSTRACT

Background: The purpose of writing this article is to document the important events and people in the first 50 years of diagnostic angiography and interventional radiology in Slovenia. During this period not only did the name of the institutions and departments change, but also its governance.

Conclusions: This depicted the important roles different people played at various times in the cardiovascular divisions inside and outside of the diagnostic and interventional radiology. Historical data show that Slovenian radiology has relatively immediately introduced the new methods of interventional radiology in clinical practice.

No MeSH data available.


The pioneers of angiography in Slovenia. From left to right: Ivo Obrez, Jože Stropnik, Stanko Hernja and Miro Košak.
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f1-rado-48-04-416: The pioneers of angiography in Slovenia. From left to right: Ivo Obrez, Jože Stropnik, Stanko Hernja and Miro Košak.

Mentions: In 1960s was a time of great change in radiology. Prof. Stanko Hernja was determined that his Institute of Roentgenology would contribute to the pace of that change. His commitment included dislocated x-ray unit at the Department of Surgery for enhanced studies of the heart, central nervous system and other vessels. This cardiovascular unit, led by Jože Stropnik, has not been fully equipped with new x-ray equipment. This is why Dr. Stropnik modified homemade cassette changer (Electro-medicina, Ljubljana) for peripheral angiography using five 120 cm long cassettes. Because rotation of the cassettes occurred through the center of the focal spot, there was no blurring. Long leg angiograms showed the vascular system from abdominal aorta to the ankle.18 His modification has been in use for 30 years. When the Institute of Roentgenology moved to the new University Clinical Centre in 1974, this homemade modification moved with it (Figure 1).


Slovenian experience from diagnostic angiography to interventional radiology.

Pavcnik D - Radiol Oncol (2014)

The pioneers of angiography in Slovenia. From left to right: Ivo Obrez, Jože Stropnik, Stanko Hernja and Miro Košak.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-rado-48-04-416: The pioneers of angiography in Slovenia. From left to right: Ivo Obrez, Jože Stropnik, Stanko Hernja and Miro Košak.
Mentions: In 1960s was a time of great change in radiology. Prof. Stanko Hernja was determined that his Institute of Roentgenology would contribute to the pace of that change. His commitment included dislocated x-ray unit at the Department of Surgery for enhanced studies of the heart, central nervous system and other vessels. This cardiovascular unit, led by Jože Stropnik, has not been fully equipped with new x-ray equipment. This is why Dr. Stropnik modified homemade cassette changer (Electro-medicina, Ljubljana) for peripheral angiography using five 120 cm long cassettes. Because rotation of the cassettes occurred through the center of the focal spot, there was no blurring. Long leg angiograms showed the vascular system from abdominal aorta to the ankle.18 His modification has been in use for 30 years. When the Institute of Roentgenology moved to the new University Clinical Centre in 1974, this homemade modification moved with it (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: The purpose of writing this article is to document the important events and people in the first 50 years of diagnostic angiography and interventional radiology in Slovenia.During this period not only did the name of the institutions and departments change, but also its governance.This depicted the important roles different people played at various times in the cardiovascular divisions inside and outside of the diagnostic and interventional radiology.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dotter Interventional Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, U.S.A.

ABSTRACT

Background: The purpose of writing this article is to document the important events and people in the first 50 years of diagnostic angiography and interventional radiology in Slovenia. During this period not only did the name of the institutions and departments change, but also its governance.

Conclusions: This depicted the important roles different people played at various times in the cardiovascular divisions inside and outside of the diagnostic and interventional radiology. Historical data show that Slovenian radiology has relatively immediately introduced the new methods of interventional radiology in clinical practice.

No MeSH data available.