Postmortem Magnetic Resonance Imaging Dealing with Low Temperature Objects

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Author(s)

    • ISOBE Tomonori
    • Institute of Clinical Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba
    • SAITO Hajime
    • Department of Radiological Technology, Tsukuba Medical Center
    • KAGA Kazunori
    • Department of Radiological Technology, Tsukuba Medical Center
    • AKUTSU Hiroyoshi
    • Institute of Clinical Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba
    • HOMMA Kazuhiro
    • The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Human Technology Research Institute

Abstract

In Japan, the medical examiner system is not widespread, the rate of autopsy is low, and many medical institutions therefore perform postmortem imaging using clinical equipment. Postmortem imaging is performed to clarify cause of death, select candidates for autopsy, make a guide map for autopsy, or provide additional information for autopsy. Findings are classified into 3 categories: cause of death and associated changes, changes induced by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and postmortem changes. Postmortem magnetic resonance imaging shows characteristic changes in signal intensity related to low body temperature after death; they are low temperature images.<br>

Journal

  • Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences

    Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences 9(3), 101-108, 2010-09-01

    Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

References:  42

Cited by:  1

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10027851199
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11648770
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13473182
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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