Is Differentiation of Frequently Encountered Foreign Bodies in Corpses Possible by Hounsfield Density Measurement?

@article{Bolliger2009IsDO,
  title={Is Differentiation of Frequently Encountered Foreign Bodies in Corpses Possible by Hounsfield Density Measurement?},
  author={S A Bolliger and Lars Oesterhelweg and Danny Spendlove and Steffen G. Ross and Michael Thali},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={54}
}
Abstract:  The radiological determination of foreign objects in corpses can be difficult if they are fragmented or deformed. With multislice computed tomography, radiodensities—referred to as Hounsfield units (HU)—can be measured. We examined the possibility of differentiating 21 frequently occurring foreign bodies, such as metals, rocks, and different manmade materials by virtue of their HU values. Gold, steel, and brass showed mean HU values of 30671–30710 (upper measurable limit), mean HU… Expand
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