Injury Detection in Traumatic Death: Postmortem Computed Tomography vs. Open Autopsy
ConclusionA combination of PMCT and autopsy can detect more injuries than either modality in isolation. PMCT detected a considerable number of injuries missed by autopsy and vice versa. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - December 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Aims and scope/Editorial board
Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 19Author(s): (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - November 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Explanation for the contradiction between the results of Diallo et al. (doi:10.1016/j.jofri.2018.10.001) and Winklhofer et al. (doi:10.1097/RLI.0000000000000032) in differentiating ferromagnetic from nonferromagnetic bullets by means of the dual-energy index
Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 19Author(s): Dominic Gascho, Niklaus Zoelch, Sarah Schaerli (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - November 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Post-mortem Analysis of Injuries by Incomplete Hanging in Dog (Canis familiaris) Through Radiographs and Forensic Necropsy - Case Report
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Nayara Maria Gil Mazzante, Bárbara Wagner Duarte Ferraz de Camargo, Paula de Sanctis, Jéssica Leite Fogaça, Michel de Campos Vettorato, Tália Missen Tremori, Selene Daniela Babboni, Vânia Maria de Vasconcelos Machado, Noeme Sousa RochaAbstractA hanging happens when there is a constriction of the neck caused by a rope pulled by the weight of the victim's body, and it is possible for the victim to die even when it remains on the ground, in what is called an incomplete hanging. In th...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - November 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Explanation for the contradiction between the results of Diallo et al. (doi:10.1016/j.jofri.2018.10.001) and Winklhofer et al. (doi: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000032) in differentiating ferromagnetic from nonferromagnetic bullets by means of the dual-energy index
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Dominic Gascho, Niklaus Zoelch, Sarah Schaerli (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - November 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Injury detection in traumatic death: PMCT vs. open autopsy
Conclusion: A combination of PMCT and autopsy can detect more injuries than either modality in isolation. PMCT detected a considerable number of injuries missed by autopsy and vice versa. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - November 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Accuracy of computed radiography in osteometry: A comparison of digital imaging techniques and the effect of magnification
ConclusionMagnification in computed radiography affects osteometric data and resulting stature estimations. Applying correction factors may be a viable option for improving accuracy. For digital radiography to be used reliably in forensic anthropology, further empirical research is needed to validate a magnification correction method. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Juvenile versus Adult: A New Approach for Age Estimation from 3-Dimensional Analyses of the Mandibular Third Molar Apices.
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Muhammad Khan Asif, Norliza Ibrahim, Samah M. Al-Amery, Jacob John, Phrabhakaran NambiarAbstractRapidly evolving three-dimensional imaging techniques can be effectively employed in forensic sciences to overcome the limitations of two-dimensional imaging modalities. The aim of the present study was to find a threshold value of 18 years age among Malays to differentiate juvenile verses adults based on three-dimensional image analysis of developing mandibular third molars apices. The study also investigated the correl...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Stature estimation in Iranian population from x-ray measurements of femur and tibia bones
This study aimed was prediction the height of Iranian people based on the maximum length of femur and tibia by application of X-Ray method.MethodsThis cross-sectional study was conducted in the radiology department of Baqiyatallah Hospital of Tehran, Iran between 2017 and 2018. The number of 166 adult women and men were investigated during the study period. Maximum lengths of the tibia and femur bones were measured on the X-Ray images. In the following, the data were analyzed by SPSS (ver. 22).ResultsThe results showed that there was a correlation between the stature and both of the femur and tibia lengths in the men and women (P-value
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The importance of paralleling technique in the diagnostic of dental-skeletal dysmorphia in ancient populations. Cranio-facial architecture and occlusion.
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Djillali Hadjouis, Philippe Katz (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Use of Post-mortem Computed Tomography in Disaster Victim Identification. Updated positional statement of the members of the Disaster Victim Identification working group of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging; July 2019
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Paul Hofman, Abdullah Alminyah, Mario Apostol, Lene WT Boel, Alison Brough, Heinrich Bouwer, Chris O'Donnell, Hideko Fujimoto, Morio Iino, Jeroen Kroll, Chin T Lee, David S Levey, Yohsuke Makino, Lars Oesterhelweg, Beng Ong, David Ranson, Claire Robinson, Guy Rutty, Mansharan Kaur Chainchel Singh, Chiara Villa (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Bird hunting is to go where the birds are: alleged single lethal firearm shot to a pigeon in a suburban region
Conclusions: Conclusive results such as in an assumedly shot animal greatly benefit from a step wise approach. The PMCT results enhance the autopsy findings. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Feasibility of an enteroclysis pump for post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA)
ConclusionThis study successfully evaluated an inexpensive and easy to use method to perform PMCTA for post-mortem investigations. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Fatal obstructive asphyxia: trans-pulmonary density gradient characteristic as relevant identifier in postmortem CT
Conclusions: Within a more narrowly defined collective of obstructive asphyxia, pulmonary PMCT data appears to contain sufficient information to reach a relatively high level of discrimination. This questions the value of an exclusively death scene focused decision making for further investigations and may justify a wider use of PMCT. Conversely, obstructive asphyxia remains difficult to diagnose conclusively based on PMCT alone. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The trepanned skull from Comiso (Ragusa): trauma, surgery, and care in Modern Age Sicily
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Dario Piombino-Mascali, Raimondas Juškys, Marcello Longo, Robert LoynesSummaryTrepanation, or the removal of a bony piece from the cranial vault, has been widely investigated by both paleopathologists and medical historians. The aim of this report is to employ a paleoradiological approach to complement a macroscopic inspection of the lesions present in a historic case of trepanation from Sicily, to obtain a better understanding of the consequences of the trauma the subject sustained during life, as well as...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Suitability of Cranial Measurements Obtained from Surface-Rendered CT Scans of Living People for Estimating Sex and Ancestry
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Terrie L. Simmons-Ehrhardt, Christopher J. Ehrhardt, Keith L. MonsonAbstractCraniometric data from computed tomography (CT) head scans of 287 living Americans of three descent groups (African, Asian, European) and both sexes were analyzed for measurement precision. Classification accuracy was estimated by a leave-one-out cross validation, and group means were compared to the Forensic Data Bank (FDB). Landmarks were placed on 3D surface models of the skulls to approximate traditional cranial measurements utilized ...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Sex identification from foramen magnum using computed tomography scanning in a sample of Egyptian population
ConclusionsFM measurements are valid sex discriminators in the present Egyptian sample. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A literature review of ‘best practice’ for radiographers when imaging suspected non-accidental injury or physical abuse of children in Australia and New Zealand
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Edel Doyle, Raymond Vuong (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - September 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Aims and scope/Editorial board
Publication date: September 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 18Author(s): (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - September 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Is PMCT-calculated coronary artery calcium score (PMCT CaSc) a predictor of sudden death due to coronary ischaemia in younger persons i.e. males <50 years of age and females <60 years of age?
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Oshani Jayasooriya, Edel Doyle (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Forensic fractography of bone using computed tomography (CT) scans
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Angi M. Christensen, Gary M. HatchAbstractFractography is the study of fracture surface morphology and its relationship to crack propagation. Recent work has demonstrated the utility of fractography for interpreting crack propagation and impact direction in fractured bones as part of forensic anthropological trauma analyses on skeletonized remains. In this proof-of-concept work, we assess whether the science of fractography can be applied using CT scans of bone fractures. For CT scans to have practical potential for...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - August 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Inferring bone attribution to species through micro-Computed Tomography: A comparison of third metapodials from Homo sapiens and Ursus americanus
Publication date: September 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 18Author(s): Janna M. Andronowski, Reed A. Davis, Hannah E. Stephen (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - August 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Inferring Species Origin Through Virtual Histology: A Comparison of Third Metapodials from Homo sapiens and Ursus americanus Using Micro-Computed Tomography
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Janna M. Andronowski, Reed A. Davis, Hannah E. Stephen (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - August 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Benefits of Medical Imaging and 3D modelling to the Field of Forensic Anthropology Positional statement of the members of the Forensic Anthropology working group of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Alison Brough, Chiara Villa, Kerri Colman, Fabrice Dedouit, Summer Decker (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - July 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Age and sex estimation by knee roentgenographic assessment: an Egyptian population study
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Nermeen N. Welson, Ahmed Sayed Abd El BassetAbstractEpiphyseal plates union gives valuable information about age. The knee joint is an articulation of three long bones so it is an important anatomical site to be considered and it can help for assessment of the age group of 10-20 years particularly. Also the knee can carry important information for sex identification through measuring the femur bicondylar distance and various patellar dimensions. The aim of this study is to assess the value of radiographic knee examina...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - July 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Dental identification using 3D printed teeth following a mass fatality incident
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Dr Mike Biggs, Dr Phil MarsdenAbstractFollowing a mass fatality event there is a requirement to establish the identities of the deceased individuals as quickly as possible, but with sufficient certainty. Comparison of post-mortem dentition with ante-mortem records remains one of the most cost-effective methods of achieving this reliably and in a timely manner. The relatively recent introduction of post-mortem CT scanning into the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) environment has brought with it an abundance of addi...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - July 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Aims and scope/Editorial board
Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 17Author(s): (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - June 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Accuracy and reliability of enamel and dentin thickness measurements on micro-computed tomography and digital periapical radiographs#
In conclusion, dentin and enamel measurements by Micro-CT was highly accurate and reliable as in the conventional method (PR). Micro-CT evaluations should be recommended for implementation in the future anthropological studies especially in countries with limited source of dental data. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - June 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Applicability and reliability of foramen magnum for sex determination in contemporary Western Indian population: A computed tomographic study
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Mitalee Mehta, Vineeta Saini, M.N. Patel, S.K. MenonABSTRACTEstablishing sex of fragmentary skeletal remains is a critical issue in forensic anthropology and is of prime importance, since it helps to significantly narrow down the number of potential victims. Forensic anthropologists have always advocated for population specific sex discriminant formula for each population using different skeletal parts. Till date Gujarati population of India has not have any discriminant formulae for sex determination from fragmentary ...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Imaging of resuscitation and emergency resuscitation devices—Lessons learned from post mortem computed tomography
Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 17Author(s): Ferdia Bolster, Zabiullah Ali, David Fowler, Barry DalyAbstractThis pictorial essay describes the use and value of post mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in imaging potential complications related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and those related to commonly used pre-hospital medical resuscitation devices. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Development of three-dimensional facial approximation system using head CT scans of Japanese living individuals
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Kazuhiko Imaizumi, Kei Taniguchi, Yoshinori Ogawa, Kazutoshi Matsuzaki, Hidemasa Maekawa, Takeshi Nagata, Tsuyoshi Moriyama, Itsuko Okuda, Hideyuki Hayakawa, Seiji ShiotaniAbstractWe developed software for three-dimensional (3D) facial approximation from the skull based on computed tomography (CT) scans of the head obtained from 59 Japanese adult volunteers (40 males, 19 females). CT scanning was performed while participants raised their head in an upright position while in a prone body posture. The positional relation...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Manuscript Title: Imaging of Resuscitation and Emergency Resuscitation Devices – Lessons Learned from Post Mortem Computed Tomography
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Ferdia Bolster, Zabiullah Ali, David Fowler, Barry Daly (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Comparison of accuracy of the maxillary sinus area and dimensions for sex estimation lateral cephalograms of Iranian samples
ConclusionThe mean height, length and area of the maxillary sinus were significantly larger in males than in females (P
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Spleen measurements with reference to cause of death and spleen weight estimation: A study on postmortem computed tomography
Conclusions Presence of CM, prior hospitalization and organ failure, fatal hemorrhage, intoxication, asphyxia-strangulation, hypothermia and metabolic disorders as causes of death have an influence on spleen's radiodensity on PMCT. Routine spleen measurements on PMCT can be used to predict SW prior to autopsy or estimate SW when complete forensic autopsy is not conducted. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Radiological image processing advantages applied to human age estimation based on dental parameters
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Luiz Eugenio Nigro Mazzilli, Rodolfo Francisco Haltenhoff Melani, Cesar Angelo Lascala, Gabriel Gonçalves Mariano, Nelson M. Sakaguti, Roberto Cameriere (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quantifying and comparing the radiopacity of five bulk fill composites in digital dental radiographs – a contribution to human identification
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Daphne Azambuja Hatschbach de AQUINO, Ângela FERNANDES, Luiz Roberto Coutinho MANHÃES JUNIORAbstractObjectives: To compare the quantified radiopacity of five bulk fill composites in digital dental radiographs.Material and methods: An in-vitro observational study was performed with five dental restoration materials: I) Bulk Fill Surefil SDR+ flow® (Dentsply Sirona®, York, PA, USA), II) Bulk Fill Sonic Fill® (Kerr Corp.®, Orange, CA, USA); III) Filtek Bulk Fill flow® (3M Company®, Mapl...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - May 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The use of Dental CT for Age Profiling
Publication date: Available online 22 March 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Pamoda Balasuriya, Edel Doyle (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - March 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Morphological analysis of frontal sinuses registered in an occlusal film by intraoral radiographic device – a case report
This study aims to report a case of human identification in which the frontal sinuses were assessed by means of an adapted radiographic technique. An unknown charred victim of car crash was referred to the local medico-legal institute for human identification. The antemortem (AM) data provided by the alleged relatives of the victims consisted of a posteroanterior (PA) radiograph of the skull. In order to reproduce the AM radiograph for comparison of the frontal sinuses, and adapted technique was performed by positioning an occlusal film on the anterior surface of the frontal bone of the victim to and the radiographic cylin...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - March 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Aims and scope/Editorial board
Publication date: March 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 16Author(s): (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - March 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Guidelines for best practice: Imaging for Age Estimation in the Living
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Edel Doyle, Nicholas Márquez-Grant, Lisa Field, Trish Holmes, Owen J Arthurs, Rick R. van Rijn, Lucina Hackman, Kathleen Kasper, Jim Lewis, Peter Loomis, Denise Elliott, Jeroen Kroll, Mark Viner, Soren Blau, Alison Brough, Stella Martín de las Heras, Pedro Manuel Garamendi (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - February 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Regressive changes in Pulp Volume of Mandibular Teeth as predictors In Forensic Age Estimation–A Study With CBCT And Voxel Counting Dental Software
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Akshay rathore, Suma G.N, Sharad Sahai, Manisha Lakhanpal Sharma, Dayashankara rao Jk, Nidhi puri narang (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - January 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A simple method for semi-automatic readjustment for positioning in post-mortem head computed tomography imaging
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Yusuke Kawazoe, Junji Morishita, Yusuke Matsunobu, Miki Okumura, Seitaro Shin, Yosuke Usumoto, Noriaki IkedaAbstractThe purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of a simple method for readjustment of positioning in post-mortem (PM) head computed tomography (CT) imaging. Two hundred and twenty-five autopsied cases were used to test our proposed method. The coordinates of 5 landmarks on axial planes in PM head CT images were determined manually to calculate Yaw, Pitch, and Roll angles for the sake of readj...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - January 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Case report: forensic 3D-match of hair brush and scalp abrasions revealing dynamic brush deformation
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Diana Kreul, Michael Thali, Wolf SchweitzerAbstractForensic injury interpretation can be greatly enhanced by the use of 3D- surface documentation, also in conjunction with full body scans. For static jux- tapositioning, a rigid shape transfer from weapon or injury causing object to the victim's skin or bone will be assumed for patterned injuries, upon which an object's shape directly explains the shape of an injury. Forensic pathology expertise may be essential in reading the resulting 3D shape match attempts, part...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - January 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Imaging in Forensic Science: Five Years On
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Rachael M. Carew, David ErricksonAbstractThe Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging was launched in 2013 with the aim to collate the literature and demonstrate high-quality case studies on image-based modalities across the forensic sciences. Largely, the focus of this journal has been on the transmissive aspect of forensic imaging, and therefore a significant number of high-quality case studies have been published focusing on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. As a result, the ‘and imaging&...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - January 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Regional measurements of radio-density in the right atrium do not show differences between salt-water or fresh-water drowned or control decedents.
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Chetan Julka, Richard Bassed, Matthew Dimmock, Michael Farrell, Chris O Donnell, Linda IlesAbstractPurposeTo determine whether the use of post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) measurements of blood radio-density within the right atrium could differentiate decedents grouped according to cause of death as controls, fresh-water or salt-water drowning.MethodsPMCT images from drowning cases comprising fresh-water (n = 34) and salt-water (n = 30) incidents and also controls (n = 48) were selected from a foren...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - January 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Intra-abdominal packing: A radiologic challenge for forensic pathologists
Publication date: March 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Volume 16Author(s): Ons Hmandi, Briac Guibourg, Claire Saccardy, Douraied Ben Salem (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - December 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Intra-abdominal packing: a radiologic challenge for forensic pathologists.
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Ons Hmandi, Briac Guibourg, Claire Saccardy, Douraied Ben Salem (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - December 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Applying augmented reality during a forensic autopsy—Microsoft HoloLens as a DICOM viewer
We present an approach to overcome the limitations of current systems for displaying medical image data during autopsy. The presented system uses augmented reality to display DICOM image stacks with basic functionality. In addition, we report the first test of the system during autopsy. (Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging)
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - December 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Very affordable post mortem CT angiography kit: feasibility study using immersion pump and 3D printed parts
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Wolf Schweitzer, Markus Enders, Michael ThaliAbstractThe high cost of commercial components and parts for post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) has resulted in the development of a very low cost PMCTA-kit. It contains ubiquitous parts from hardware stores, and rapid prototyping derived models for 3D-printing. Design specifications have been tested and improved after finite-element modeling. A case study performed in using the final PMCTA kit parts for a PMCTA shows perfect vascular contrast without r...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Is abdominal x-ray (AXR) or computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen the most appropriate imaging modality for the detection of illegal substances concealed, taking into consideration the sensitivity, specificity and radiation dose?
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Kiki Lan, Edel DoyleAbstractBody packing is the internal concealment of illicit substances within the alimentary tract with the intention of smuggling them across borders and evading law enforcement. Medical imaging plays an important role in the management of suspected body packers through the identification of drug packets, as well as recognising medical complications. This literature review aims to determine whether abdominal radiography (AXR) or computed tomography [CT] is the most appropriate imaging modality...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research