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May 1943

NORMAL CARDIOVASCULAR ROENTGEN SILHOUETTE: STUDIED BY MEANS OF ROENTGENOGRAMS OF THE CHESTS OF CADAVERS AFTER OPAQUE SOLUTIONS HAD BEEN INJECTED INTO THE LARGE VESSELS AND CHAMBERS OF THE HEART

Author Affiliations

Professor of Cardiology in the University of Mexico City and in the Army Medical School and Head of the Department of Cardiology of the Central Military Hospital of Mexico; Professor of Roentgenology in the University of Mexico City and Radiologist of the Juarez Hospital MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(5):666-674. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210050086008
Abstract

For a proper interpretation of roentgenograms of the chest, an exact knowledge of the relations between the cardiac silhouette and the large vessels and chambers of the heart is necessary.

Many interesting studies of this subject have been made and published by Keith,1 Dietlen, Roessler,2 Parkinson3 Vaquez and Bordet,4 Delherm and Thoyer Rozat, and Laubry, Cottenot, Routier and Heim de Balsac,5 but only the method followed by the last group has seemed to us quite convincing.

With a similar procedure, we have tried to determine clearly the relations that normally exist between the contour of the cardiac shadow in roentgen films and the different chambers and large vessels of the heart.

ROENTGENOGRAPHIC METHOD  In Juarez Hospital, of Mexico City, sodium iodide solution was injected into the large vessels and the chambers of the hearts of several cadavers. Roentgenograms were then taken of the chests of

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