History of Ultrasound in Medicine from its birth to date (2022), on occasion of the 50 Years Anniversary of EFSUMB. A publication of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound In Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), designed to record the historical development of medical ultrasound

Christoph F. Dietrich, Luigi Bolondi, Francis Duck, David H Evans, Caroline Ewertsen, Alan G. Fraser, Odd Helge Gilja, Christian Jenssen, Eberhard Merz, Christian Nolsoe, Dieter Nürnberg, Harald Lutz, Fabio Piscaglia, Adrian Saftoiu, Peter Vilmann, Yi Dong, Christopher R (Kit) Hill


The history of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) is closely related to the general history of ultrasound. In the presented paper the physical background and history of technologies including A-mode, Time motion or M-mode, 2D Imaging (B-mode) are summarized. In addition, ultrasound tissue characterization, Doppler ultrasound, 3D and 4D ultrasound, intracavitary and endoscopic ultrasound, interventional ultrasound, ultrasonic therapy, contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and key developments in echocardiography are discussed.


history; EFSUMB; ultrasound

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu-3757


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