Postmortem Imaging in Mass Disasters

  • Antonina ArgoEmail author
  • Salvatore Serraino
  • Federico Midiri
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
  • Stefania Zerbo
  • Angelo Iovane
  • Roberto Lagalla


The term “mass casualty” in the forensic field refers to a sudden tragic event involving a large number of people; such an event determines the need to perform a large number of autopsy exams, possibly in a short time. Mass casualties tend to involve emergencies that are unexpected and result in stressful situation when even those with no or scarce interest or experience could be called to play a role. Radiology could be helpful in the task of identifying victims, in cooperation with a multidisciplinary team, usually headed by a forensic specialist.


Mass disaster Postmortem CT Radiology Forensic medicine Mobile CT Identification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonina Argo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Salvatore Serraino
    • 2
  • Federico Midiri
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
    • 2
  • Stefania Zerbo
    • 1
  • Angelo Iovane
    • 1
  • Roberto Lagalla
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sciences for the Promotion of Health and Maternal and Child Care “G. D’Alessandro”University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biopathology and Medical BiotechnologiesUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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