Dr. Sven-Ivar Seldinger (1921-1998), a Swedish radiologist, introduced the Seldinger technique in 1953.
While angiography had included a high rate of complications before, the new Technique now meant a relatively risk-free task. This resulted in an upturn in the field of interventional radiology and saved Seldingers spot in the hall of radiological fame. His technique has now become common practice in medicine.
At the ECR 2016, Prof. Holmin from Stockholm, Sweden, will hold a Honorary Lecture for Seldinger, addressing the topic ‘Imaging and micronavigation – time to redraw the map?’.
Find more information on the Seldinger Technique in the Flexikon (German).