X-ray Contrast Agent Technology: A Revolutionary History, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

X-ray Contrast Agent Technology

A Revolutionary History, 1st Edition

By Christoph de Haen

CRC Press

318 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 47 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-04-10
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This book documents the fascinating history of radiological techniques that use contrast agents. The text includes many of the fundamental documentary sources that bring to life the social and scientific background of the discoveries, the personalities of the discoverers, and implementation of new technologies. Such agents when used with X-rays allow clinicians to distinguish anatomical structures with nearly identical densities. Focus is on urological and angiographic uses of contrast agents.

Key selling features:

  • Documents and thoroughly references the history of contrast agent development
  • Reviews the priority and importance of patents
  • Discusses the role that important individual scientists and leading research institutions have played in technology development and implementation

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Methodological Consideration. 3. Assembly of a Technology Vision for Contrast Agents. 4. Uro-Angioigraphic Contrast Agents - the Holy Grail. 5. Conclusions. References. Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations. References.

About the Author

Dr Christoph de Haën was a Research Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Medicine before moving to Bracco Industria Chemica, in Milan, Italy, where he was Head of the Department of Biochemistry. He is the author of nearly 100 peer reviewed journal articles and holds two dozen patents, many for radiologically significant products.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCIENCE / Scientific Instruments