Essentials of Autopsy Practice

Advances, Updates and Emerging Technologies

  • Guy N. Rutty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bruno Morgan, Namiko Sakamoto, Seiji Shiotani, Silke Grabherr
    Pages 1-21
  3. Anny Sauvageau
    Pages 23-38
  4. Thomas D. Waite, David J. Baker, Virginia Murray
    Pages 39-58
  5. Guy N. Rutty, Sarah V. Hainsworth
    Pages 59-87
  6. Antti Sajantila
    Pages 89-104
  7. Ian Robert Dadour, Beryl Morris
    Pages 105-130
  8. John W. Bond
    Pages 131-147
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-153

About this book


This book covers new and exciting topics which have emerged in the area of autopsy recently, including the three different post-mortem CT-angiography systems currently available to practitioners in this field; a highly topical chapter on the role of genetic abnormalities in the handling of drugs within the body and how this can affect the interpretation of toxicological results in relation to how the drug may have caused or contributed to death; an update on the current classification and considerations related to deaths due to hanging; a review of injuries and fatalities caused by animals including post-mortem scavenging; an authoritative review of poisons and toxins from water and the life that inhabits it; and recent advances in knowledge in the use of entomology as an investigative tool as well as knowledge related to colonisation of cadavers by insects, animals and birds.


Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Advances, Updates and Emerging Technologies is a multi-subject book, aimed at different grades of practitioners, from different practice areas, covering topics that are currently discussed and anticipated to be discussed in the field of autopsy practice over the next few years.​


CPR angiography autopsy forensic entomology forensic pharmacogenetics hanging marine toxins post-mortem computer tomography post-mortem scavenging targeted whole body

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy N. Rutty
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5269-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5270-5
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