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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 6-month-old boy who died after attempted resuscitation. On postmortem, CT air is seen in all major vessels. On autopsy a positive blood culture for S. aureus was found. The cause of death was a fulminant sepsis
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Fig7: A 6-month-old boy who died after attempted resuscitation. On postmortem, CT air is seen in all major vessels. On autopsy a positive blood culture for S. aureus was found. The cause of death was a fulminant sepsis

Mentions: Compared to autopsy CT is superior in detecting fractures, as it can detect fractures in places that are generally not examined during a conventional autopsy (e.g. the face). Bolliger et al. [39] conclude from their study that CT examination has proven “to be an invaluable tool in three areas of forensic pathology; namely, in the detection and demonstration of fractures, the detection of foreign bodies and the detection of gas” (Fig. 7). Furthermore, 3-D reconstructions can be made, which can be helpful in demonstrating the type of injury during court cases, for example.Fig. 7


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

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

A 6-month-old boy who died after attempted resuscitation. On postmortem, CT air is seen in all major vessels. On autopsy a positive blood culture for S. aureus was found. The cause of death was a fulminant sepsis
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig7: A 6-month-old boy who died after attempted resuscitation. On postmortem, CT air is seen in all major vessels. On autopsy a positive blood culture for S. aureus was found. The cause of death was a fulminant sepsis
Mentions: Compared to autopsy CT is superior in detecting fractures, as it can detect fractures in places that are generally not examined during a conventional autopsy (e.g. the face). Bolliger et al. [39] conclude from their study that CT examination has proven “to be an invaluable tool in three areas of forensic pathology; namely, in the detection and demonstration of fractures, the detection of foreign bodies and the detection of gas” (Fig. 7). Furthermore, 3-D reconstructions can be made, which can be helpful in demonstrating the type of injury during court cases, for example.Fig. 7

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