Imaging mass spectrometry of elements in forensic cases by LA-ICP-MS.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_DA1F28F57C2B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Imaging mass spectrometry of elements in forensic cases by LA-ICP-MS.
Périodique
International journal of legal medicine
Auteur(s)
Lauer E., Villa M., Jotterand M., Vilarino R., Bollmann M., Michaud K., Grabherr S., Augsburger M., Thomas A.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
10/08/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-4
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: ARTICLE
Publication types: JOURNAL ARTICLE

Résumé
Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) was performed to map elements in thin formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections of two forensic cases with firearm and electrocution injuries, respectively. In both cases, histological examination of the wounded tissue regions revealed the presence of exogenous aggregates that may be interpreted as metallic depositions. The use of imaging LA-ICP-MS allowed us to unambiguously determine the elemental composition of the observed aggregates assisting the pathologist in case assessments. To the best of our knowledge, we demonstrate for the first time the use of imaging LA-ICP-MS as a complementary tool for forensic pathologists and toxicologists in order to map the presence of metals and other elements in thin tissue sections of post-mortem cases.

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Web of science
Création de la notice
11/08/2016 16:18
Dernière modification de la notice
29/05/2018 11:55
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