The use of µCT technology to identify skull fracture in a case of blunt force trauma

KA Robson Brown, I.A. Silver, JH Musgrave, AM Roberts

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Abstract

A 40-year-old man was admitted to hospital with a scalp wound but died 22 days later after unsuccessful treatment. Initial assessment of the cranial fragments removed during surgery revealed fine fracture lines on the endocranial surface, and a dark arcuate line on the ectocranial surface. To investigate the extent of the fractures a μCT scan of the fragments was taken, examined in 3D, and compared to plain radiographs. Some fractures were found to extend through the full thickness of the skull. This case presents a novel application of μCT technology to forensic radiology.
Translated title of the contributionThe use of µCT technology to identify skull fracture in a case of blunt force trauma
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e8 - e11
Number of pages4
JournalForensic Science International
Volume206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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