Gunshot injuries detected by post-mortem multislice computed tomography (MSCT): a feasibility study

Andenmatten, M A; Thali, M J; Kneubuehl, B P; Oesterhelweg, L; Ross, S; Spendlove, D; Bolliger, Stephan A. (2008). Gunshot injuries detected by post-mortem multislice computed tomography (MSCT): a feasibility study. Legal medicine, 10(6), pp. 287-92. Amsterdam: Elsevier

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Modern cross-sectional imaging techniques are being increasingly implemented in forensic pathology. These methods may serve as an adjuvant to classic forensic autopsies or even replace them altogether in the future. In order to assess the practicability of such a method, namely post-mortem multislice computed tomography (MSCT) in fatal gunshot injuries, 22 corpses underwent such an examination prior to forensic autopsy. The cardinal questions of the location of entrance and exit wounds, the detection of bullets and bullet fragments in the body, the bullet course, inflicted injuries and cause of death were addressed at MSCT and autopsy. The results of the two techniques revealed that post-mortem MSCT can answer these questions reliably and is therefore a useful tool in the assessment of such injuries.

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

UniBE Contributor:

Thali, Michael; Kneubühl, Beat P.; Ross, Steffen; Spendlove, Danny and Bolliger, Stephan

ISSN:

1344-6223

ISBN:

18485787

Publisher:

Elsevier

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:04

Last Modified:

17 Jul 2014 15:56

PubMed ID:

18485787

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27893 (FactScience: 113480)

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