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Latest Forensic pathology Stories

2012-10-26 12:40:05

Group chaired by University of Leicester forensic pathology expert recommends Department of Health should create national autopsy imaging service The NHS should implement a non-invasive alternative to autopsies, according to a Department of Health-commissioned report by leading UK experts within the field of post-mortem cross-sectional imaging. The NHS Implementation Sub-Group of the Department of Health's Post Mortem, Forensic and Disaster Imaging Group (PMFDI) has called on the NHS to...

2012-01-14 01:35:19

In bladder cancer test case, new software tool developed at U-M separates malignancy from background tissue As tissue slides are more routinely digitized to aid interpretation, a software program whose design was led by the University of Michigan Health System is proving its utility. In a new study, a program known as Spatially Invariant Vector Quantization (SIVQ) was able to separate malignancy from background tissue in digital slides of micropapillary urothelial carcinoma, a type of...

2011-03-01 14:17:46

Breakthrough science is cost-effective and easy to use A new non-surgical post-mortem technique that has the potential to revolutionize the way autopsies are conducted around the world has been pioneered by forensic pathologists and radiologists at the University of Leicester in collaboration with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The technique developed by a team in the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, at the University of Leicester, has been published today (1 March) in...

2010-03-18 12:55:06

An expert in forensic anthropology argues that the database should include computer records of citizens such as anthropological data, physiognomic characteristics, medical information, radiographic files, dental records and numbers of different identity documents. Tzipi Kahana believes that radiographic techniques, together with information from this database, are a reliable mechanism for identifying bodies after natural disasters or attacks. Forensic Anthropology, as an independent...

2010-02-11 13:18:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) will take place February 22-27, 2010, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in downtown Seattle. This year's theme, Putting Our Forensic House in Order: Determining Validation and Expelling Incompetence, picks up on the February 2009 Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward report by the National Academy of...

2009-12-21 15:17:26

The role of a medical expert witness needs to be strictly defined and carefully controlled during legal proceedings and physicians need to be aware of their role, states an analysis of the Goudge Inquiry into pediatric forensic pathology published http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090833.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. The Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology by Justice Stephen Goudge looked into the flawed expert testimony of Ontario pathologist Dr. Charles...

2009-11-04 17:17:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many people think the solution to violence occurs in police stations and courtrooms, there is a dedicated group of nurses who understand "Violence is a Health Care Problem". During the week of November 9-13, 2009 the International Association of Forensic Nurses will celebrate Forensic Nurses Week. Forensic Nurses are on the front line making sure victims of crime receive compassionate health care, while vital forensic evidence is...

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2009-06-11 16:54:07

The U.S. forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on David Carradine's body says the late actor did not commit suicide last week. Carradine's naked body was discovered hanging in the closet of his Bangkok hotel room with rope around his neck and genitals. Thai officials initially announced they suspected suicide, but later said they thought Carradine's death might have been an accident caused by an autoerotic act gone wrong. An autopsy was conducted in Thailand, but the results have not...

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2009-06-09 09:47:37

Former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City Michael Baden has agreed to perform a private autopsy on the body of actor David Carradine, who died in Thailand. Police in Bangkok said the 72-year-old Kung Fu and Kill Bill actor was discovered dead, hanging naked in a hotel room closet last Thursday. Although investigators initially announced they suspected suicide, they have since said they are also considering the possibility Carradine's death was the result of an autoerotic act gone wrong....

2008-09-29 21:00:13

By Parvesh Sharma Patiala: In spite of the fact that crime against humanity are on the rise and medical investigations of assault, poisoning cases, or unnatural deaths need services of forensic medicine experts, more than 90% medico-legal cases in the state are being dealt by doctors, who are not forensic medicine experts. Worse, both government medical colleges of Amritsar and Patiala don't have any post of senior resident of forensic medicine. According to Punjab Academy of Forensic...