Fatal Road Traffic Vehicle Collisions With Pedestrian Victims: Forensic Postmortem Computed Tomography and Autopsy Correlation

In this article, the postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) findings from 21 pedestrians struck and killed by cars and trucks are correlated with autopsy results. Each method was scored based on detection of specific morphological changes related to either reconstruction or cause of death. The article discusses the methodology, compares scores, and presents examples of PMCT imaging contrasted with autopsy photographs. Results indicate that in determining cause of death, the autopsy is better; in reconstructive relevance, the PMCT is better. Ultimately it is suggested that it is best to combine both methods.


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  • Accession Number: 01680388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2018 3:24PM