Computer-assisted virtual autopsy using surgical navigation techniques

Ebert, Lars Christian; Ruder, Thomas; Martinez, Rosa Maria; Flach, Patricia M; Schweitzer, Wolf; Thali, Michael J; Ampanozi, Garyfalia (2015). Computer-assisted virtual autopsy using surgical navigation techniques. American Journal of Roentgenology, 204(1), W58-W62. American Roentgen Ray Society 10.2214/AJR.13.11957

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UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE; Virtual autopsy methods, such as postmortem CT and MRI, are increasingly being used in forensic medicine. Forensic investigators with little to no training in diagnostic radiology and medical laypeople such as state's attorneys often find it difficult to understand the anatomic orientation of axial postmortem CT images. We present a computer-assisted system that permits postmortem CT datasets to be quickly and intuitively resliced in real time at the body to narrow the gap between radiologic imaging and autopsy. CONCLUSION Our system is a potentially valuable tool for planning autopsies, showing findings to medical laypeople, and teaching CT anatomy, thus further closing the gap between radiology and forensic pathology.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Ruder, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1546-3141

Publisher:

American Roentgen Ray Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aisha Stefania Mzinga

Date Deposited:

21 Mar 2016 11:44

Last Modified:

23 Mar 2016 09:21

Publisher DOI:

10.2214/AJR.13.11957

PubMed ID:

25539276

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Virtopsy; computer-assisted surgery; forensic radiology; surgical navigation; teaching; virtual autopsy

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77235

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77235

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