Radiology in Forensic Medicine: From Identification to Post-Mortem Imaging

Lo Re, Giuseppe, Argo, Antonina, Midiri, Massimo

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-07-18
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 360
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  • ISBN: 3319967363
  • ISBN-13: 9783319967363
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the forensic and radiological aspects of pathological findings, focusing on the most relevant medico-legal issues, such as virtual autopsy (virtopsy), anthropometric identification, post-mortem decomposition features and the latest radiological applications used in forensic investigations. Forensic medicine and radiology are becoming increasingly relevant in the international medical and legal field as they offer essential techniques for determining cause of death and for anthropometric identification. This is highly topical in light of public safety and economic concerns arising as a result of mass migration and international tensions.

The book discusses the latest technologies applied in the forensic field, in particular computed tomography and magnetic resonance, which are continuously being updated. Radiological techniques are fundamental in rapidly providing a full description of the damage inflicted to add to witness and medical testimonies, and forensic/radiological anthropology supplies valuable evidence in cases of violence and abuse.

Written by international experts, it is of interest to students and residents in forensic medicine and radiology. It also presents a new approach to forensic investigation for lawyers and police special corps as well as law enforcement agencies.


Giuseppe Lo Re is a radiologist and adjunct professor at the School of Specialization in Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Palermo, Italy. After graduating in medicine and surgery in 2002, he completed his specialization in radiology in 2006, and in 2011 gained his PhD from the University of Palermo. His interests include forensic radiology, abdominal radiology and cardiac radiology. He is lead or co-author of 250 scientific publications, including 18 book chapters and 100 scientific articles in national and international journals.

Antonina Argo is full professor of forensic medicine at the University of Palermo, and Chief of Medico legal Unit. She has authored several papers and books and is a board member of the Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Massimo Midiri is full professor of radiology and Director of the Section of Radiological Sciences, Department of Biopathology and Medical and Forensic Biotechnologies at the University Hospital "Paolo Giaccone" of Palermo, Italy, which hosts a leading school of surgical oncology. In recent years, Dr. Midiri has succeeded in establishing a new lab for preclinical studies at the Section of Radiological Sciences, with the installation of a very high magnetic field strength (7T) MRI scanner for small animals. The Section of Radiological Sciences also has the first and only Italian transcranial MRgFUS system for the treatment of neurological disorders. Dr. Midiri is lead author or co-author of more than 800 publications, including books and papers. His principal medical investigations relate to abdominal radiology, magnetic resonance, forensic radiology, neurological radiology and cardiac radiology.

Cristina Cattaneo is full professor of forensic medicine at the University of Milano.
She is the author of several books, chapters and about 150 papers, and is chief of the Laboratorio di Antropologia e Odontologia Forense (LABANOF), Milano.