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Imaging for Ballistic Trauma: Other Applications of Forensic Imaging in the Living

  • Salvatore Serraino
  • Livio Milone
  • Dario Picone
  • Antonina Argo
  • Sergio Salerno
  • Massimo Midiri
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Abstract

Firearms are mechanical instruments that allow launching remote specific bodies with mass (bullets) exploiting burst gas energy.

The role of imaging for ballistic trauma is crucial in order to define the main characteristics for both judiciary and nonjudiciary purpose, which are the intracorporeal trajectory, the entrance and exit wounds, and the general characteristics of gunshot injuries.

Keywords

Forensic radiology Gunshot Postmortem CT Ballistic trauma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Serraino
    • 1
  • Livio Milone
    • 2
  • Dario Picone
    • 3
  • Antonina Argo
    • 2
  • Sergio Salerno
    • 1
  • Massimo Midiri
    • 1
  1. 1.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.Department of Biopathology and Medical BiotechnologiesUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

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