Radiology in Forensic Medicine

From Identification to Post-mortem Imaging

  • Giuseppe Lo Re
  • Antonina Argo
  • Massimo Midiri
  • Cristina Cattaneo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Roberto Lagalla
    Pages 1-2
  3. Claudio Buccelli, Massimo Niola, Pierpaolo Di Lorenzo
    Pages 15-18
  4. Alfonso Reginelli, Anna Russo, Elisa Micheletti, Roberto Picascia, Antonio Pinto, Sabrina Giovine et al.
    Pages 19-27
  5. Gaia Cartocci, Alessandro Santurro, Paola Frati, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Raffaele La Russa, Vittorio Fineschi
    Pages 29-42
  6. Federica Vernuccio, Giuseppe Lo Re, Stefania Zerbo, Federico Midiri, Dario Picone, Sergio Salerno et al.
    Pages 55-62
  7. Danilo De Angelis, Carmelo Messina, Luca Sconfienza, Francesco Sardanelli, Cristina Cattaneo, Daniele Gibelli
    Pages 63-85
  8. Giovanni Francesco Spatola, Maria Laura Uzzo, Antonietta Lanzarone, Donatella Piscionieri, Daniele Daricello, Stefania Zerbo
    Pages 87-92
  9. S. Zerbo, A. Di Piazza, S. Procaccianti, E. Ventura Spagnolo, G. Lo Re
    Pages 93-106
  10. Antonina Argo, Giuseppe Lo Re, Elvira Ventura Spagnolo, Alberto Calandra, Marija Čaplinskiené, Agata Crapanzano et al.
    Pages 107-131
  11. Magdy Kharoshah, Mohammed Gaballah, Manal Bamousa, Kholoud Alsowayigh
    Pages 133-143
  12. Eric Baccino, Maisy Lossois
    Pages 145-155
  13. Giuseppe Bertozzi, Francesca Maglietta, Monica Salerno, Francesco Pio Caffarelli
    Pages 157-168
  14. Salvatore Serraino, Livio Milone, Dario Picone, Antonina Argo, Sergio Salerno, Massimo Midiri
    Pages 169-180
  15. Antonio Pinto, Alfonso Reginelli, Anna Russo, Giuseppina Fabozzi, Sabrina Giovine, Luigia Romano
    Pages 181-188
  16. Ambra Di Piazza, Antonina Argo, Edoardo Scalici, Antonio Guajana, Dario Picone, Giuseppe Lo Re
    Pages 189-195
  17. Giuseppe La Tona, Maria Chiara Terranova, Federica Vernuccio, Giuseppe Lo Re, Sergio Salerno, Stefania Zerbo et al.
    Pages 197-202
  18. Stefano D’Errico, Diana Bonuccelli, Massimo Martelloni, Giuseppe Guglielmi
    Pages 203-208
  19. Giuseppe Lo Re, Roberto Lagalla, Stefania Zerbo, Federica Vernuccio, Elvira Ventura, Sergio Salerno et al.
    Pages 209-214
  20. Magdy Kharoshah, Dalia Alsaif, Marwa Al Bayat, Ghada Al Shamsi, Kholoud Alsowayigh
    Pages 215-224
  21. Antonina Argo, Salvatore Serraino, Federico Midiri, Giuseppe Lo Re, Stefania Zerbo, Angelo Iovane et al.
    Pages 225-236
  22. Federica Vernuccio, Stefania Zerbo, Donatella Piscionieri, Federico Midiri, Giuseppe Lo Re, Massimo Midiri et al.
    Pages 237-246
  23. Stefania Zerbo, Ambra Di Piazza, Antonio Pinto, Antonio Guajana, Antonietta Lanzarone, Elvira Ventura Spagnolo et al.
    Pages 247-253
  24. Sergio Salerno, Filippo Alberghina, Maria Chiara Terranova, Giuseppe Lo Re, Emiliano Maresi, Roberto Lagalla
    Pages 255-263
  25. Stefania Zerbo, Laura Scopelliti, Federica Vernuccio, Giuseppe Lo Re, Antonina Argo, Magdy Kharoshah
    Pages 265-272
  26. Giuseppe Lo Re, Antonina Argo, Salvatore Serraino, Stefania Zerbo, Elvira Ventura Spagnolo, Massimo Midiri
    Pages 273-278
  27. Yohsuke Makino, Maiko Yoshida, Daisuke Yajima, Hirotaro Iwase
    Pages 279-296
  28. Luciano Sesta
    Pages 297-301

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of the forensic and radiological aspects of pathological findings, focusing on the most relevant medico-legal issues, such as virtual autopsy (virtopsy), anthropometric identification, post-mortem decomposition features and the latest radiological applications used in forensic investigations.  Forensic medicine and radiology are becoming increasingly relevant in the international medical and legal field as they offer essential techniques for determining cause of death and for anthropometric identification. This is highly topical in light of public safety and economic concerns arising as a result of mass migration and international tensions. 

The book discusses the latest technologies applied in the forensic field, in particular computed tomography and magnetic resonance, which are continuously being updated.  Radiological techniques are fundamental in rapidly providing a full description of the damage inflicted to add to witness and medical testimonies, and forensic/radiological anthropology   supplies valuable evidence in cases of violence and abuse.

Written by international experts, it is of interest to students and residents in forensic medicine and radiology. It also presents a new approach to forensic investigation for lawyers and police special corps as well as law enforcement agencies.


Virtopsy forensic imaging anthropology tanatology post-mortem computed tomography virtopsy MRI virtopsy Identification

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Lo Re
    • 1
  • Antonina Argo
    • 2
  • Massimo Midiri
    • 3
  • Cristina Cattaneo
    • 4
  1. 1.Policlinico Paolo Giaccone Radiology DepartmentPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health Promotion, Maternal and Child CarePoliclinico GiacconePalermoItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Radiology University HospitalPalermoItaly
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96736-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96737-0
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