Postmortem computed tomography images of a broken piece of a weapon in the skull

Yusuke Kawasumi, Yoshiyuki Hosokai, Akihito Usui, Haruo Saito, Tadashi Ishibashi, Masato Funayama

研究成果: Article査読

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The use of post-mortem radiological imaging is becoming increasing widespread in forensic medicine. These images can help improve the quality and safety of autopsy. We report two cases of homicide victims that had broken pieces of a weapon in their skull. Postmortem multislice computed tomography (MSCT) demonstrated metal artifacts in the skull of two homicide cases. Autopsy showed that both artifacts were pieces broken off of a sharp instrument. Some possible benefits of postmortem MSCT include the ability to reconstruct visual images of weapons and the possible prevention of injury to autopsy personnel.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)167-170
ページ数4
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Radiology
30
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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