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OBJECTIVES To investigate the occurrence of intravascular gas in the liver, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) in cases of non-traumatic in-hospital deaths and elucidate the relationship between the PMCT data and clinical information or autopsy results. METHODS The study included 45 cadavers of patients who died while(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the postmortem changes of the heart wall on postmortem (PM) computed tomography (CT) in comparison with those on ante mortem CT (AMCT), and in comparison with the pathological findings, obtained in the same patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 57 consecutive patients who had undergone AMCT, PMCT, and pathological autopsy in our(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate hypostasis in the heart and great vessels (HHGV) by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) in cases of non-traumatic in-hospital deaths and to analyze relationships between clarity of HHGV and antemortem blood markers. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 31 cadavers of patients who died while(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the radiographic features of the thyroid on postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). METHODS We studied the bodies of 32 subjects who had been treated and subsequently died in our tertiary care hospital between April and December 2009. The thyroids were imaged by antemortem computed tomography (AMCT), PMCT, and examined by conventional(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact on image quality of three different image reconstruction techniques in the cervicothoracic region: model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR), adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR), and filtered back projection (FBP). METHODS Forty-four patients underwent unenhanced standard-of-care clinical computed(More)
CASE REPORT The patient, a 49-year-old Japanese male, was admitted to the Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital on September 8, 1982, because of postprandial epigastric fullness and vague indigestion over the previous 13 months. He had lost approximately 12 kg in weight during this period but had had no medical examination or therapy for this condition. His(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the brain by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) versus antemortem computed tomography (AMCT) using brains from the same patients. We studied 36 nontraumatic subjects who underwent AMCT, PMCT, and pathological autopsy in our hospital between April 2009 and December 2013. PMCT was performed within 20 h after death,(More)
Computed tomography (CT) is widely used in postmortem investigations as an adjunct to the traditional autopsy in forensic medicine. To date, several studies have described postmortem CT findings as being caused by normal postmortem changes. However, on interpretation, postmortem CT findings that are seemingly due to normal postmortem changes initially, may(More)
To evaluate postmortem changes of the aorta on postmortem computed tomography (CT) in comparison with those on antemortem CT obtained in the same patients. We studied 57 consecutive patients who had undergone antemortem CT, postmortem CT, and pathological autopsy in our tertiary care hospital between April 2009 and December 2010. Postmortem CT was performed(More)
We report a very rare case of the right renal artery originating from the thoracic aorta. A 37-year-old man visited our hospital for follow-up regarding a gallbladder polyp that had been detected incidentally via ultrasonography as part of a clinical survey. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed incidentally that the right renal artery originated(More)