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Rectal thermometry signs in postmortem CT


Chatzaraki, V; Schweitzer, Wolf; Thali, Michael J; Ruder, Thomas D; Ampanozi, Garyfalia (2017). Rectal thermometry signs in postmortem CT. Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, 9:44-46.

Abstract

Postmortem rectal temperature assessment is a gold standard examination for estimating time of death (TOD) in the early postmortem period. Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) is frequently performed before autopsy. Two cases are presented where signs of rectal thermometry were found in PMCT. Rectal temperature measurement is a very important examination to perform at the scene of a death, and PMCT may ensure that the quality of this procedure is retained.

Abstract

Postmortem rectal temperature assessment is a gold standard examination for estimating time of death (TOD) in the early postmortem period. Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) is frequently performed before autopsy. Two cases are presented where signs of rectal thermometry were found in PMCT. Rectal temperature measurement is a very important examination to perform at the scene of a death, and PMCT may ensure that the quality of this procedure is retained.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Legal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:07 Aug 2017 10:31
Last Modified:07 Aug 2017 10:31
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2212-4780
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jofri.2017.03.009

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