I. Pascual-Castroviejo, J. Viaño Neurosciences and History 2015;3(2):89-95
Type of article: ARCHIVE IMAGE
I. Pascual-Castroviejo1, J. Viaño2 1Department of Paediatric Neurology. Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain. 2Department of Neuroradiology. Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, Spain.
Background. This study describes the development of neuroradiology in Spain. It has not been presented either totally or partially at any of the Annual Meetings held by the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), or at any similar meetings held prior to the founding of that society in 1949. Both authors specialised in using imaging techniques to study neurological disorders. I. Pascual-Castroviejo studied neuroradiology as a diagnostic tool, and J. Viaño did so to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the aetiology and pathogenesis of neurological diseases.
Development. Both authors observed the evolution of complementary techniques and especially neuroimaging techniques when these began to emerge. Neuroimaging was employed to obtain more precise aetiological diagnoses that would thus be followed by more appropriate treatments. The present study has received no funding of any kind.
Conclusions. The authors relate 50 years of experience attending the annual meetings of the SEN and witnessing the changes brought about by the advent of different techniques. In addition to becoming less uncomfortable for patients, neuroimaging techniques have delivered better diagnostic, therapeutic, and combined
Approaches. These changing methods have helped resolve a sizeable percentage of different brain and spinal cord diseases. Today, diagnostic approaches in neuroradiology have grown more complex not only because of instruments and systems, but also because of the experts needed to perform the scans and interpret results.
Neuroradiology, imaging, SEN, SENR, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging
Neurosciences and History 2015;3(2):89-95
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