Thursday, 26 April 2007

Forensic imaging

The effective documentation (and subsequent visual presentation) of wounds relies on the skills of the individual photographing those wounds, and the quality of illustrations prepared from those images.

There have been huge advances in the field of forensic photography, forensic imaging and postmortem imaging (using multi-slice CT and MRI) - pioneered by the Virtopsy group in Switzerland.

A new forensic imaging blog has recently been set up by a professional forensic imaging specialist, which aims to provide those in the field with up-to-date resources in this important area, and a chapter on postmortem imaging can be found in the new edition of Progress in Pathology (edited by Dr Nigel Kirkham).