Conventional Radiology for Postmortem Imaging

  • Stefano D’Errico
  • Diana Bonuccelli
  • Massimo Martelloni
  • Giuseppe GuglielmiEmail author


Immediately after its discovery in 1895, conventional radiography was used in the courts to document and illustrate gunshot wounds and for many years continued to represent the most widely used postmortem radiology technique. Despite the advent of CT in forensic practice, conventional radiography still plays an important role in legal medicine and can be considered still useful because of its excellent resolution and absence of artifacts.


X-rays Conventional radiology Forensic pathology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano D’Errico
    • 1
  • Diana Bonuccelli
    • 1
  • Massimo Martelloni
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Guglielmi
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Legal MedicineAzienda USL Toscana NordovestLuccaItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

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