More than 60 years ago, Sven-Ivar Seldinger described a novel technique for vascular access. This technique made possible the emergence of minimally invasive procedures and of the specialty of interventional radiology. This article describes shortly the history of the technique, its modern applications and include a brief biography of Seldinger.
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Maxime Noel-Lamy, University Health Network
University of Toronto
Joint Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
University Health Network-Mount Sinai Hospital