Postmortem imaging of blood and its characteristics using MSCT and MRI

Jackowski, C; Thali, M; Aghayev, E; Yen, K; Sonnenschein, M; Zwygart, K; Dirnhofer, R; Vock, P (2006). Postmortem imaging of blood and its characteristics using MSCT and MRI. International journal of legal medicine, 120(4), pp. 233-40. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00414-005-0023-4

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The rapid development of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) led to the introduction and establishment in postmortem investigations. The objectives of this preliminary study were to describe the imaging appearances of the early postmortem changes of blood after cessation of the circulation, such as sedimentation, postmortem clotting, and internal livores, and to give a few first suggestions on how to differentiate them from other forensic findings. In the Virtopsy project, 95 human corpses underwent postmortem imaging by CT and MRI prior to traditional autopsy and therefore 44 cases have been investigated in this study. Postmortem alterations as well as the forensic relevant findings of the blood, such as internal or subcutaneous bleedings, are presented on the basis of their imaging appearances in multislice CT and MRI.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Management
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology > DCR Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Jackowski, Christian; Thali, Michael; Aghayev, Emin; Yen, Kathrin; Zwygart, Karin and Vock, Peter

ISSN:

0937-9827

ISBN:

16328426

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:47

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 14:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00414-005-0023-4

PubMed ID:

16328426

Web of Science ID:

000238341600006

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.19329

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19329 (FactScience: 1862)

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