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Advances in Diagnostic Imaging

Seven are the days of the week, seven are the colors of the rainbow, seven are the deadly sins and seven are the publications of the Advances series on Diagnostic Imaging by the Inter American College of Radiology. CIR worked together with Ediciones Journal and counted on the direction of doctors Miguel Stoopen and Ricardo García Mónaco, who allowed the updating process of the relevant topics of the specialty. Recently, the last edition has been presented within the framework of the 15th Ver Imágenes Course in Veracruz, Mexico. The guest editors for this edition were Verónique Barois and Antonio Talegón Meléndez, who represented the perfect volume of this series: the seventh edition. That’s why I would like to highlight its importance and its current impact as a reference and updating source for Spanish-speaking radiologists. This edition includes authors and editors of a very high academic level, which proves that this initiative within the publications area was right. The book deals with Doppler with an elegant and original layout, a good organization of its chapters and clear and colorful pictures, thus showing the importance of Doppler in the radiologist’s everyday practice. No doubt, this book will become an excellent tool for those specialists who want to update on this important topic.

Let’s welcome the seventh publication of this series Advances in Diagnostic Imaging. I would like to thank Ediciones Journal, Aníbal Ilguisonis for hi reliability and doctors Miguel Stoopen and Ricardo García Mónaco for the effort they made in order to consolidate a series that is here to stay and which will, no doubt, include the best intercontinental radiology.

Let’s be “Eco Doppler” in the circulation of this number.

Doctor Oswaldo Ramos.
President of CIR


CIR Session during RSNA 2011

Program “in Spanish”
Saturday, November 26th 2011,
from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Oncologic Imaging

A group of specialized radiologists from several Latin American countries and Spain will present the advances in the diagnosis of the most relevant neoplasias.

“You can’t miss it!”

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7th Book of the Advances Series

Official publication of the Inter American College of Radiology

Advances in Diagnostic Imaging – CIR
The updating of the main issues related to each specialty within Radiology

Editors doctor Miguel Stoopen
  doctor Ricardo García Mónaco
Guest Editors doctor Véronique Barois
doctor Antonio Talegón Meléndez

©2011 - Ediciones Journal
ISBN13: 978-987-1259-52-6
216 pages with color pictures and illustrations.
Binding: Encuadernación Cartoné – Format: 26 × 18 cm.

Ediciones Journal
www.journal.com.ar | info@journal.com.ar

Doppler is the seventh edition of the series Advances in Diagnostic Imaging published by the Inter American College of Radiology. The series has been published since 2008 and its main goal is to report on the latest news related to the different areas of Radiology in Spanish.

The previous volumes of the series have been focused on specific organs or systems, such as the liver, the thorax or the musculoskeletal system, and on the Neuroradiology area, which, throughout the past years, has been introducing several valuable imaging procedures.

The so-called “Doppler effect” was proposed in 1842 by the Austrian physicist Christian Doppler, in a treaty where he related it with the movement of the stars. Since then, Doppler has been applied successfully, not only in Medicine, but also in Astronomy, in radars, in underwater acoustics and in Physics. The increasing use of the echography and the Doppler in Diagnostic Imaging is due to the fact the it is a non-invasive procedure and it doesn’t use ionizing radiation, it is accessible and it has a relatively low cost.

Vascular non-invasive diagnosis through Doppler is one of the most common and accepted methods in Latin America and for this reason, we have decided we will dedicate this volume to the use of this important tool.

Content of this Book:

Optimization in the use of Doppler
Rafael Pérez Arangüena - Teresa Fontanilla Echeveste

Carotid and Vertebral arteries
Véronique Barois - Miguel E. Stoopen

Concepción Bru - Annalisa Bezigotti - María Á. García-Criado

Aorta and arteries of the digestive tube
Tomás Ripollés - María J. Martínez

Transplanted kidney
Paulina Bezaury Rivas

Renovascular hypertension
Eric Kimura Hayama

Arteries of lower limbs
Luis F. Uriza Carrasco

Thrombosis and venous insufficiency in lower limbs
Claudia Cejas - Marco Caballero

Daniel Cafici

Enrique Remartínez Escobar - Carmen Kraemer Muñoz

Erectile Dysfunction
Juan Pablo Niedmann

Antonio Talegón Meléndez

Musculoskeletal system
Ángel Bueno Horcajadas - Esperanza Naredo Sánchez

Flow patterns in angiogenesis y Doppler’s non-vascular utility
Adriana Rave Salinas - Véronique Barois

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The History Corner: ANTONIO EGAS MONIZ

Antonio Egas Moniz (Avanca, Aveiro district, 1874 – Lisbon, 1955) was a Portuguese psychiatrist, neurosurgeon and diplomat and he was a pioneer in the field of brain angiography. He was born in an aristocratic rural family under the name of Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire. The surnames Egas Moniz were added since the family descended in a direct line from Egas Moniz, who had been in charge of raising King Alfonso I of Portugal. (1109 – 1185).

He studied Medicine at University of Coimbra and he specialized in Neurology in Burdeos and Paris. He starts teaching in the Neurology Department at the University of Coimbra in 1902 combining his professional activity with politics.

Later on, in 1911, he continues with the teaching profession at the University of Lisboa as Neurology professor.

He was ambassador of Portugal in Madrid (1917) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1918).

He is considered to be the inventor of the lobotomy since he played a major part in the development of brain angiography.

In 1927 he published his first experiences on brain angiography: “L’,encephalographie artérielle. Son importance, dans la localisation des tumeurs cérébrales” ('Arterial Encephalography: Its Importance in the Localisation of Cerebral Tumors') [Revue de Neurologie, Vol I, pp 48-72, 1927]. This technique allowed the visualization of the veins within and around the brain structures, and proved to be a valuable instrument in Diagnostics and in the planning of brain surgery, thus contributing to its development. He also helped the contrasts development by publishing several writings. Due to this achievements he was nominated for the Nobel Price twice.

He was the President of the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery the second most important worldwide after the American one.

He was the first Portuguese who was awarded a Nobel Price and in 1949 he received the Nobel Price of Medicine for his work on the therapeutic value of leucotomy in certain types of psychosis, together with the Swiss neurologist Walter Rudolf Hess.

Dr. Luis Ros Mendoza
Associated Editor

Our scholarship holders give their opinion

To whom it may concern,

The aim of this letter is to thank the CIR members for the scholarship I was granted to attend the European Congress of Radiology, which was held in March of this year in Vienna, Austria.

Taking part of this Congress of such significant scope was an invaluable experience as regards learning, the possibility of interacting with foreign colleagues and sharing and attending the several conferences that were held.

I take the chance to congratulate you on the work you do and because this possibility is a great encouragement for all the professionals who are beginning to work in this specialty.

I thank you once more and I send my kind regards,

María Celeste Cravero
Diagnostic Imaging
Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires


Visiting Professor Program

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They are addressed to CIR members who belong to other countries and who do not live in the country hosting the event. Requests should be sent to the CIR administration office.

CIR in the Radiology Conference of São Paulo (JPR)

Doctors Oswaldo Ramos, Gloria Soto, the elected presidents of CIR, answered to the kind invitation of the SPR board of directors and attended the Radiology Conference of São Paulo held on April 28th to May 1st 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil. The speaker was the President of RSNA, George Bisset and the Honorary President, doctor Leonard Bernstein.

Doctor Dolores Bustelo, doctor George Bisset, doctor Leonard Bernstein and his wife, and doctor Oswaldo Ramos, President of CIR.
Doctor Oswaldo Ramos, doctor Gloria Soto, Mrs. Paula Grisales and doctor Jaime Madrid.

Ten hours with doctor César Pedrosa

Within the framework of the VER IMÁGENES 2011 Congress held in the city if Veracruz, Mexico, the presentation 10 HOURS WITH DOCTOR CESAR PEDROSA took place. Doctor Pedrosa donated through doctor Jorge Herrera Cantillo and the SVRI an Anatomy of Thorax Atlas in CD format which will be delivered to all societies member of CIR.

Many important personalities of Latin American Radiology were present in this event, such as doctor Oswaldo Ramos, president of CIR, who gave a presentation on our institution. Doctor Miguel Stoopen, founder editor of NOTiCIR, was also present together with several representatives of the Societies of Radiology of Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico.

Doctor Hierro, Cuba. Doctor Allende, Cuba. Doctor Barois, Mexico. Doctor Cuevas, President of SVRI. Doctor Pedrosa, Spain. Doctor Ramos, Venezuela. Doctor Stoopen, Mexico.
Doctor Oswaldo Ramos during his presentation.

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