Usefulness and limitations of postmortem computed tomography in forensic analysis of gunshot injuries: Three case reports

Akihito Usui, Yusuke Kawasumi, Yoshiyuki Hosokai, Masataka Kozakai, Haruo Saito, Masato Funayama

研究成果: Article査読

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Gunshot injury has always been an important field of investigation in postmortem forensic radiology. The localization and retrieval of the bullet and of potentially important fragments are vital to these cases. Using postmortem multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) prior to forensic autopsy, we sought to illustrate the importance of this modality in the noninvasive characterization of gunshot wounds. We obtained and analyzed MDCT images in three cases of gunshot wounds (accidental close-range shotgun shooting, suicidal contact gunshot to the head and accidental long-range buckshot shooting). We discuss the value of postmortem MDCT findings in gunshot wound cases by comparing with forensic autopsy findings in Japan, a developing country with miserably low autopsy rate.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)98-103
ページ数6
ジャーナルLegal Medicine
18
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 1 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 病理学および法医学
  • 諸問題の倫理的、法的側面

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