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Interpretation of Diagnostic Imaging for Medicolegal Issues

  • Federica Vernuccio
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
  • Stefania Zerbo
  • Federico Midiri
  • Dario Picone
  • Sergio Salerno
  • Elvira Ventura
  • Antonina Argo
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Abstract

Forensic radiology is a relative recently emergent part of forensic medicine characterized by the application of radiological methods in criminal investigations, such as the forensic M.E’s radiological reports in civil or penal matters for judicial technical advice.

The various imaging modalities like X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and ultrasonography can be used depending on various forms of cases and their requirements in routine investigations.

Keywords

Medicolegal issues Cross-sectional imaging Forensic radiology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federica Vernuccio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
    • 1
  • Stefania Zerbo
    • 2
  • Federico Midiri
    • 1
  • Dario Picone
    • 1
  • Sergio Salerno
    • 3
  • Elvira Ventura
    • 2
  • Antonina Argo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di BiomedicinaNeuroscienze e Diagnostica avanzata, University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Sciences for the Promotion of Health and Maternal and Child Care “G. D’Alessandro”University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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