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Current techniques in postmortem imaging with specific attention to paediatric applications.

Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, van Rijn RR - Pediatr Radiol (2009)

Bottom Line: In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy.We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands.

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In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy. We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

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A neonate aborted at 14 weeks gestational age. a Antenatal US showed severe dysmorphological changes. Photograph of the foetus shows the fused lower extremity. The insert depicts the size of the foetus in relation to the fingertip of the pathology assistant (arrow). b Radiography, performed on a mammography system, shows a sirenomelia. The skeleton is exquisitely depicted
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Fig1: A neonate aborted at 14 weeks gestational age. a Antenatal US showed severe dysmorphological changes. Photograph of the foetus shows the fused lower extremity. The insert depicts the size of the foetus in relation to the fingertip of the pathology assistant (arrow). b Radiography, performed on a mammography system, shows a sirenomelia. The skeleton is exquisitely depicted

Mentions: Conventional radiology (CR) is the mainstay of postmortem imaging. The radiographs are reported by a paediatric radiologist and emphasis is placed on skeletal development, both with regard to the gestational age as well as the presence of anomalies, such as skeletal dysplasias. In foetuses up to a gestational age of approximately 24 weeks, we make use of the mammography system, as this has a high resolution and exquisitely depicts the foetal skeleton (Fig. 1). In these cases a babygram, which visualizes developmental anomalies of the entire skeletal system in two or more views, is acceptable.Fig. 1


Current techniques in postmortem imaging with specific attention to paediatric applications.

Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, van Rijn RR - Pediatr Radiol (2009)

A neonate aborted at 14 weeks gestational age. a Antenatal US showed severe dysmorphological changes. Photograph of the foetus shows the fused lower extremity. The insert depicts the size of the foetus in relation to the fingertip of the pathology assistant (arrow). b Radiography, performed on a mammography system, shows a sirenomelia. The skeleton is exquisitely depicted
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Fig1: A neonate aborted at 14 weeks gestational age. a Antenatal US showed severe dysmorphological changes. Photograph of the foetus shows the fused lower extremity. The insert depicts the size of the foetus in relation to the fingertip of the pathology assistant (arrow). b Radiography, performed on a mammography system, shows a sirenomelia. The skeleton is exquisitely depicted
Mentions: Conventional radiology (CR) is the mainstay of postmortem imaging. The radiographs are reported by a paediatric radiologist and emphasis is placed on skeletal development, both with regard to the gestational age as well as the presence of anomalies, such as skeletal dysplasias. In foetuses up to a gestational age of approximately 24 weeks, we make use of the mammography system, as this has a high resolution and exquisitely depicts the foetal skeleton (Fig. 1). In these cases a babygram, which visualizes developmental anomalies of the entire skeletal system in two or more views, is acceptable.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy.We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy. We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus