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Title: Targeted post-mortem computed tomography cardiac angiography: proof of concept.
Authors: Saunders, SL
Morgan, B
Raj, V
Robinson, CE
Rutty, GN
First Published: Jul-2011
Citation: INT J LEGAL MED, 2011, 125 (4), pp. 609-616
Abstract: With the increasing use and availability of multi-detector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in autopsy practice, there has been an international push towards the development of the so-called near virtual autopsy. However, currently, a significant obstacle to the consideration as to whether or not near virtual autopsies could one day replace the conventional invasive autopsy is the failure of post-mortem imaging to yield detailed information concerning the coronary arteries. To date, a cost-effective, practical solution to allow high throughput imaging has not been presented within the forensic literature. We present a proof of concept paper describing a simple, quick, cost-effective, manual, targeted in situ post-mortem cardiac angiography method using a minimally invasive approach, to be used with multi-detector computed tomography for high throughput cadaveric imaging which can be used in permanent or temporary mortuaries.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00414-011-0559-4
eISSN: 1437-1596
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

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