Imaging in forensic radiology: an illustrated guide for postmortem computed tomography technique and protocols

Flach, Patricia M; Gascho, Dominic; Schweitzer, Wolf; Ruder, Thomas; Berger, Nicole; Ross, Steffen; Thali, Michael J; Ampanozi, Garyfalia (2014). Imaging in forensic radiology: an illustrated guide for postmortem computed tomography technique and protocols. Forensic science, medicine, and pathology, 10(4), pp. 583-606. Springer 10.1007/s12024-014-9555-6

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Forensic radiology is a new subspecialty that has arisen worldwide in the field of forensic medicine. Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and, to a lesser extent, PMCT angiography (PMCTA), are established imaging methods that have replaced dated conventional X-ray images in morgues. However, these methods have not been standardized for postmortem imaging. Therefore, this article outlines the main approach for a recommended standard protocol for postmortem cross-sectional imaging that focuses on unenhanced PMCT and PMCTA. This review should facilitate the implementation of a high-quality protocol that enables standardized reporting in morgues, associated hospitals or private practices that perform forensic scans to provide the same quality that clinical scans provide in court.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Ruder, Thomas and Ross, Steffen

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1556-2891

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aisha Stefania Mzinga

Date Deposited:

01 May 2015 14:45

Last Modified:

07 Aug 2017 13:23

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12024-014-9555-6

PubMed ID:

24723662

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.66776

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66776

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