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Pedro Farinas

Pedro Luis Fariñas y Mayo, Cuban radiologist (Santa Clara, Cuba 19 October 1892 – La Habana 26 April 1951)



Performed the first aortography by femoral puncture (introduced abdominal aortography with injection into a catheter that was slipped into the femoral artery through a trocar)

A new technique for the arteriographic examination of the abdominal aorta and its branches. Am. J. Roentgenol. 46:641-4, (1941)


Obtained the first pelvic venography (1947)


Developed a device for injecting opaque substance through a syringe


Developed a new method for diagnosis of pulmonary neoplasies


Authored Metodo de exploración radiologico del aparato respiratorio (1941)