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Postmortem Image Interpretation Guideline (ver.2020 Japan)

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What are the findings of postmortem changes in the morphology and attenuation/signal changes on postmortem CT/MRI?

What are the findings of postmortem hypostasis/coagulation on postmortem CT/MRI?
What is fluid collections observed as postmortem changes on postmortem CT?
What are the findings of postmortem CT for estimating putrefaction and autolysis?
Is it useful to use postmortem images to identify, quantify, and characterize body fluids?
Is it possible to distinguish between antemortem pleural effusion and postmortem pleural fluid retention in postmortem images?
Is it possible to detect and quantify body gas using postmortem images?
Are postmortem images useful in the external examination of the body?
Is it useful to examine postmortem images before an autopsy?

Are postmortem images useful in determining the cause of death in cases of out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest?

Are postmortem CT and MRI useful for determining cause of death?
Is postmortem angiographic CT (PMCTA) useful for estimating the cause of death?
Is remote image diagnosis useful for postmortem image interpretation?

Are postmortem images useful in determining the cause of death in cases of out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest?

Is it useful to use postmortem images to determine rib fractures with cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
Is it useful to use postmortem images to determine organ damage due to cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
Does cardiopulmonary resuscitation infusion affect postmortem imaging?

What are useful findings for estimating the age of individuals in postmortem images?

What are useful findings for sex determination/estimation in postmortem images?
What are useful findings in postmortem images to compare with antemortem information to identify a specific person?
What are the useful findings in postmortem images to determine intrinsic death?

Is it possible to interpret (existence / cause of death) of a malignant tumor on postmortem images?

Are all high densities in the cranium hemorrhages?
Can postmortem CT point to subarachnoid hemorrhage as the cause of death?

Is it possible to identify cerebral hemorrhages which are causes of death?

Can blood hypostasis or blood clots found in the cardiovascular system in postmortem images be distinguished from thrombosis?

Is it possible to diagnose acute coronary syndrome as the cause of death on unenhanced postmortem CT?

What are the modalities for diagnosing acute coronary syndrome with postmortem images and what are useful findings for its detection?

Is it possible to interpret the bloody cardiac tamponade that causes death in postmortem CT?

Is it possible to identify aortic aneurysm rupture and aortic dissection with postmortem images?

What are useful findings in postmortem images to determine pneumonia?

What are useful findings that suggest external causes of death in postmortem CT?

Can postmortem CT rule out all external causes of deaths?

What are useful findings on postmortem images to assess blunt trauma?

What are useful findings on post-mortem images to assess penetrating trauma (excluding gunshot wounds)?

What are useful findings on postmortem images to assess penetrating trauma (gunshot wounds)?

Are postmortem images useful for identifying cervical spine injury/cervical cord injury?

Is it useful to use postmortem images to determine asphyxia?

What are useful findings in postmortem images to determine drowning?

What are useful findings in postmortem images to determine starvation and hypo-nutrition?

What are useful findings in postmortem CT to determine acute drug poisoning?

In postmortem radiography, what findings are useful to determine death from carbon monoxide intoxication?

What are useful findings in postmortem images to determine burn deaths (fire-related deaths)?

What are some useful postmortem imaging findings that can help identify hypothermia?

What are useful findings in postmortem CT to determine heat stroke?

Is postmortem CT Useful for Diagnosing Decompression Disorders?

Can Postmortem Images of Children Obtain Anatomical Information Comparable to an Autopsy?

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