1. Putrefactive gas can be detected in the liver and heart on postmortem CT in the absence of external evidence of putrefaction. 2. Putrefactive gas formation can progress despite the deceased being stored in a mortuary refrigerator. 3. Temperatures within a conventional mortuary refrigerator vary significantly depending on the position within the refrigerator and days of the week. 4. CT scanning of the deceased should be performed as soon as possible after death in order to avoid putrefactice gas artifact.
|Pages (from-to)||236 - 242|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|