Postmortem imaging: real or virtual?

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serval:BIB_D8E228854773
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Actes de conférence (partie): contribution originale à la littérature scientifique, publiée à l'occasion de conférences scientifiques, dans un ouvrage de compte-rendu (proceedings), ou dans l'édition spéciale d'un journal reconnu (conference proceedings).
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Abstract (résumé de présentation): article court qui reprend les éléments essentiels présentés à l'occasion d'une conférence scientifique dans un poster ou lors d'une intervention orale.
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Publications
Titre
Postmortem imaging: real or virtual?
Titre de la conférence
23rd International Meeting on Forensic Medicine Alpe-Adria-Pannonia
Auteur(s)
Grabherr S., Grimm J.
Adresse
Lausanne, Suisse, 26-28 juin 2014
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Since the earliest years after the discovery of X-rays, radiological images have been used successfully for answering medico-legal and forensic questions. The possibility to evaluate the inside of a body without actually opening it has been appreciated and used in forensic pathology since then. However, the introduction of modern cross-sectional imaging techniques into post-mortem investigations has created controversial discussions among the medico-legal community. Terms like "Virtual Autopsy" and "Necro-Radiology" have led to confusion and controversy concerning the role of radiological techniques in forensic case work.
Regardless, the use of those techniques in post-mortem investigations is increasing, especially the one of Muti-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT). But also other imaging techniques such as Postmortem Angiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are increasingly applied. This presentation shall give an overview over the different techniques of postmortem imaging. It will critically explain their advantages and limitations in forensic death investigations compared to conventional autopsy. The role of postmortem imaging shall be discussed in order to distinguish between real state of the art and virtual reality.
Mots-clé
Forensic Medicine, Imaging
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09/07/2014 17:39
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03/03/2018 21:51
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