Atlas of Postmortem Angiography

  • Silke Grabherr
  • Jochen M. Grimm
  • Axel Heinemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Dirnhofer
      Pages 35-43
    3. Coraline Egger, Jochen M. Grimm, Alejandro Dominguez
      Pages 45-49
  3. Postmortem Angiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Silke Grabherr, Hugues Cadas, Beat M. Riederer, Philippe Charlier, Valentin Djonov
      Pages 53-70
    3. Coraline Egger, Richard Dirnhofer, Silke Grabherr
      Pages 71-79
  4. Modern Methods of Postmortem Angiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Guillaume Gorincour, Christine Chevallier, Silke Grabherr, Laure Sarda-Quarello, Christophe Bartoli, Ugo Scemama et al.
      Pages 89-102
    3. Bruno Morgan, Claire Robinson, Guy N. Rutty
      Pages 103-120
    4. Silke Grabherr, Audrey Rinaldi, Alejandro Dominguez, Cristoforo Pomara
      Pages 131-143
  5. Radiological Anatomy in Postmortem CT-Angiogaphy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Axel Heinemann, Hermann Vogel
      Pages 147-167
    3. Axel Heinemann, Hermann Vogel
      Pages 169-177
    4. Axel Heinemann, Hermann Vogel
      Pages 179-196
    5. Hermann Vogel, Axel Heinemann
      Pages 207-213

About this book


This atlas of postmortem angiography provides a summary of techniques that have been developed and used in order to visualize the human vascular system. The indications, advantages, limitations, and pitfalls of the different techniques are explained in detail through the use of examples from real cases and a wealth of informative images, as well as knowledge from the latest scientific works. Helpful recommendations are made concerning interpretation of the obtained radiological images, which will allow readers to start their own work in the field of post-mortem angiography or to ease and improve their practice. The atlas has been edited and written by members of an international working group created in 2012, “Technical Working Group Post-mortem Angiography Methods” (TWGPAM), who for the first time summarize their experiences concerning this new approach. Since findings explaining the reasons for both natural and traumatic death are often hidden within the vascular system, post-mortem angiography is of the highest importance in elucidating cause of death and may represent the key to minimally invasive autopsy. ​


Forensic Imaging Post-mortem Investigation Virtual Autopsy CT-Angiography MPMCTA Postmortem Angiography

Editors and affiliations

  • Silke Grabherr
    • 1
  • Jochen M. Grimm
    • 2
  • Axel Heinemann
    • 3
  1. 1.University Center of Legal MedicineLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University Center of Legal MedicineUniversity Hospital Center VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity Medical Center Hamburg-EppendHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28535-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28537-5
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