Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: First World Congress of Ultrasonic Diagnostics in Medicine

  • Echocardiogram: The first ultrasound picture of the moving heart

    Göran WettrellSweden The developments in ultrasound and microwave technology during World War II stimulated further research in the early 1950s. Ultrasound had been predicted to be useful in visualizing the organs of the human body, and with the beginnings of cardiac surgery there arose a need for better preoperative diagnosis, especially for correcting mitral stenosis…