Antemortem identification by fusion of MR and CT of the paranasal sinuses.

Heimer, Jakob; Gascho, Dominic; Gentile, Simon; Hatch, Gary M; Thali, Michael J; Ruder, Thomas (2017). Antemortem identification by fusion of MR and CT of the paranasal sinuses. Forensic science, medicine, and pathology, 13(3), pp. 375-378. Springer 10.1007/s12024-017-9873-6

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Radiologic forensic identification is usually performed by comparing antemortem and postmortem radiographs. While computed tomography (CT) has become a valuable addition to radiologic identification, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has only rarely been used for this purpose. In our case, identification was accomplished using fused MR- and CT images in a survivor of a gunshot injury to the head. This case supports and highlights the possibility to perform intermodality radiologic identification comparing preexisting MR imaging to subsequently aquired CT data in living (or deceased) humans as long as manual modifications of windowing, color and contrast enable differentiation of the two modalities in the fused image.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Ruder, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1556-2891

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nicole Rösch

Date Deposited:

22 Feb 2018 11:52

Last Modified:

22 Feb 2018 11:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12024-017-9873-6

PubMed ID:

28526949

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Computed tomography Forensic identification Forensic radiology Magnetic resonance imaging Paranasal sinuses

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107832

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107832

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