From what I understand, an "ad hoc" international interdisciplinary Committee (International Union of Phlebology and International Federation of Anatomical Association) elaborated a revision of the venous nomenclature in the late 1990s.  The revision was accepted by the FICAT(Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology).   Now, with that said.. I'm not positive if radiologists per se where part of the group, but Im certain it was no all radiologists, in fact a large part of the group was made up of phlebologists such as Dr. John Bergan.  A good reference article is Bergan, et al.  "Tthe Superficial Femoral Vein: a potentially lethal misnomer". JAMA, 1995, 274: 1296-1298

Hope that helps?

Doug Marcum

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