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Manoel Dias de Abreu

Manoel Dias de Abreu, Brazilian radiologist (São Paulo 04 January 1891 - Rio de Janeiro 30 January 1962) 
 
He was chief of Central Laboratory of Radiology at Hotel Dieu.
 

ACHIEVEMENTS
 
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 in Estudos Radiológicos sobre o pulmão e o mediastino (1924) 
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 or pulmonary lavage (1944)
Authored Le Radiodiagnostic dans la tuberculose pleuro-pulmonaire (1918) where established the scientific foundations of lung radiology
With Brunetti formulated the law of tangent incidences 
  


OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Enfisema orbitaria. Nova técnica radiológica (1943)

Nova técnica da tomografia transversal do tórax (1941)

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

Nova interpretação radiológica do complexo pulmonar na infância. Rev. Bras. Tuberc. (1938)

Le meroscope pour auscultation partielle de la region cardiaque. Presse Medicale 31 (1927)

Aparelho antidifusor cortina para telerradiografia instantânea. Bol. Inst. Bras. Ciencias (1926)

Estudos baseados na cholecystografia. Ação da gravidade sobre a concentração vesicular: modificação da técnica de Graham-Cole; visualização do collo, bacinete, cystico e choledoco. Folha Medica (1926)

Ensaios sobre uma nova radiologia vascular (1924) 



BRAZILIAN PATENTS

Hydro-automatized system nº 60910 (1952)

Bellows system based Hydraulic engine (1952)



HONORS/MEMBERSHIP
 

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)