Whole Body Postmortem Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Ruder, Thomas D.; Hatch, Gary M; Ebert, Lars C.; Flach, Patricia M; Ross, Steffen; Ampanozi, Garyfalia; Thali, Michael J (2012). Whole Body Postmortem Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Journal of forensic sciences, 57(3), pp. 778-82. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.02037.x

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Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging have become important elements of forensic radiology. Whereas the feasibility and potential of CT angiography have long been explored, postmortem MR angiography (PMMRA) has so far been neglected. We tested the feasibility of PMMRA on four adult human cadavers. Technical quality of PMMRA was assessed relative to postmortem CT angiography (PMCTA), separately for each body region. Intra-aortic contrast volumes were calculated on PMCTA and PMMRA with segmentation software. The results showed that technical quality of PMMRA images was equal to PMCTA in 4/4 cases for the head, the heart, and the chest, and in 3/4 cases for the abdomen, and the pelvis. There was a mean decrease in intra-aortic contrast volume from PMCTA to PMMRA of 46%. PMMRA is technically feasible and allows combining the soft tissue detail provided by MR and the information afforded by angiography.

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

UniBE Contributor:

Ruder, Thomas; Hatch, Gary; Ebert, Lars Christian; Flach, Patricia; Ross, Steffen; Ampanozi, Garyfalia and Thali, Michael

ISSN:

0022-1198

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:17

Last Modified:

07 Aug 2014 08:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.02037.x

PubMed ID:

22211886

Web of Science ID:

000302999000031

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/4908 (FactScience: 209559)

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