The use of postmortem computed tomography in the diagnosis of intentional medication overdose

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Abstract

The recognition of a well defined basal layer of radio dense material on the postmortem computed tomography (CT) images, in the setting of typical scene findings of an intentional medication overdose and unremarkable external examination of the deceaseda??s body can, in certain circumstances, permit such cases to be managed without routine full autopsy examination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218 - 236
Number of pages19
JournalForensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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