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Furthermore, CT images may be seen by the courts as less emotive to members of a jury than forensic photographs of the actual injury. CT images can also facilitate an understanding of injury causation of individual fractures or of the entire skeleton. CT analysis of bones and associated soft tissues can be interpreted in relation to the known circumstances of a death to provide a better understanding of injury mechanism. CT in Tissue Donation ἀ e Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria is the largest tissue bank in Australia.

E external examination showed a lacerated injury to the right eyebrow and a bruise to the right cheek in the same plane. ἀ ese injuries were deemed to be consistent with a simple fall. ἀ ere were no injuries seen to the buccal mucosa or to the neck. ἀ ere was no suggestion of assault. ἀ e CT examination showed no subdural or other intracranial hemorrhage. ἀ ere were no fractures seen and no evidence of cervical spine injury. 1). ἀ e coroner was informed that there was no suggestion of any injury that would have contributed to the death.

E pathologist may also make a false-positive error in diagnosis, where a diagnosis is made when the diagnostic features are not present in the images. A further issue is allied to the use of routine full body CT scans. Due to the substantial workload, the “duty pathologist” is often primarily concerned with the cause of death. Naturally, if one sees an obvious cause of death in the initial survey of the axial views such as a large intracerebral hemorrhage, then one may not appreciate a subtle abnormality in the pelvis.

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