History Of Renal Angiogram


The technique was first developed in 1927 by the Portuguese physician and neurologist Egas Moniz at the University of Lisbon to provide contrasted x-ray cerebral angiography in order to diagnose several kinds of nervous diseases, such as tumors, artery disease and arteriovenous malformations

Reynaldo Cid dos Santos, a urologist, performed the first aortogram (including the renal arteries) in the same city in 1929. With the introduction of the Seldinger technique in 1953, the procedure became markedly safer as no sharp introductory devices needed to remain inside the vascular lumen


The word 'angiography' comes from the Greek words angeion ('vessel'), and graphein ('to write or record')