Minimally invasive postmortem telebiopsy

Ebert, Lars C.; Ptacek, Wolfang; Fürst, Martin; Ross, Steffen; Thali, Michael J; Hatch, Gary (2012). Minimally invasive postmortem telebiopsy. Journal of forensic sciences, 57(2), pp. 528-30. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01990.x

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For the past 10 years, medical imaging techniques have been increasingly applied to forensic investigations. To obtain histological and toxicological information, tissue and liquid samples are required. In this article, we describe the development of a low-cost, secure, and reliable approach for a telematic add-on for remotely planning biopsies on the Virtobot robotic system. Data sets are encrypted and submitted over the Internet. A plugin for the OsiriX medical image viewer allows for remote planning of needle trajectories that are used for needle placement. The application of teleradiological methods to image-guided biopsy in the forensic setting has the potential to reduce costs and, in conjunction with a mobile computer tomographic scanner, allows for tissue sampling in a mass casualty situation involving nuclear, biological, or chemical agents, in a manner that minimizes the risk to involved staff.

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:

Ebert, Lars Christian; Ross, Steffen; Thali, Michael and Hatch, Gary

ISSN:

0022-1198

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:22

Last Modified:

22 Jul 2014 14:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01990.x

PubMed ID:

22150550

Web of Science ID:

000300696400034

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7432 (FactScience: 212693)

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