Postmortem imaging-guided biopsy as an adjuvant to minimally invasive autopsy with CT and postmortem angiography: a feasibility study

Bolliger, Stephan A.; Filograna, Laura; Spendlove, Danny; Thali, Michael J; Dirnhofer, Stephan; Ross, Steffen (2010). Postmortem imaging-guided biopsy as an adjuvant to minimally invasive autopsy with CT and postmortem angiography: a feasibility study. AJR, American journal of roentgenology, 195(5), pp. 1051-6. Leesburg, Va.: American Roentgen Ray Society 10.2214/AJR.10.4600

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Although postmortem CT suffices for diagnosing most forms of traumatic death, the examination of natural death is, to date, very difficult and error prone. The introduction of postmortem angiography has led to improved radiologic diagnoses of natural deaths. Nevertheless, histologic changes to tissues, an important aspect in traditional examination procedures, remain obscure even with CT and CT angiography. For this reason, we examined the accuracy of a minimally invasive procedure (i.e., CT angiography combined with biopsy) in diagnosing major findings and the cause of death in natural deaths.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Imaging
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Bolliger, Stephan; Filograna, Laura; Thali, Michael and Ross, Steffen

ISSN:

0361-803X

Publisher:

American Roentgen Ray Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2014 15:02

Publisher DOI:

10.2214/AJR.10.4600

PubMed ID:

20966306

Web of Science ID:

000283295300014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1548 (FactScience: 203323)

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