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Manoel Dias de Abreu

Manoel Dias de Abreu, Brazilian radiologist (São Paulo 04 January 1894 - Rio de Janeiro 30 January 1962) 
He was chief of Central Laboratory of Radiology at Hotel Dieu.

Idealized simultaneous tomographies technique
Developed a device for taking photographs from gastric mucosa
Demonstrated that mediastinal contours radiological view are due to its anatomic contact to pulmonary transparence and contrast surface extent (1924)
Enunciated radiogeometry principles (1926)
Developed densimetry and realized the first experiments involving pulmonary densimetry
Created fluoroscopic écran, meroscopy (or meroscope), vibratory tomography and kymography
Invented roentgenphotography or abreugraphy (1936); known in other countries as mass radiography, miniature chest radiography, roentgenfluorography, radiophotography, photoradioscopy and photofluorography
Conceived  tracheobroncoalveolar washing
Authored Radiodiagnostic dans la tuberculose pleuro-pulmonaire where established the scientific foundations of lung radiology


Medicine&Physiology Nobel Prize nominée (1946)

Golden Medal, American College of Chest Physicians, Minnesota University (1950)

Golden Medal, Interamerican College of Radiology (1958)

Honor Diploma, Academy of Tuberculosis Physicians (1950)

Honorary Member, German Society of Radiology (1940) 

Honorary Member, American College of Radiology (1945) 


Process and apparatus for Roentgenphotography. Amer. Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy 41(4):662-666, 1939.