Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 226–232

Current status of routine post-mortem CT in Melbourne, Australia

  • C. O’Donnell
  • A. Rotman
  • S. Collett
  • N. Woodford
Radiology Review


In May 2005, a multidetector computed tomography (CT) scanner was installed into the mortuary of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM). Since that time most biological material admitted to the institute has been scanned. This article provides an overview of the experience gained and difficulties encountered by participants in this project. Discussion is presented on the incorporation of routine CT imaging into autopsy procedures, application of CT in forensic research, and how we believe the use of cross-sectional imaging will evolve in forensic investigation of the deceased.


Forensic radiology Computed tomography Mortuary Autopsy Routine use 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. O’Donnell
    • 1
  • A. Rotman
    • 1
  • S. Collett
    • 1
  • N. Woodford
    • 1
  1. 1.Victorian Institute of Forensic MedicineSouthbankAustralia

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