Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) is increasingly used in forensic pathology practice in many jurisdictions. Such imaging has expanded the capacity to evaluate skeletal trauma improving the visualisation, documentation and presentation of forensic findings. Typically when deceased persons are located and exhibit evidence of trauma, forensic pathologist, anthropologists and radiologists base their interpretations of the mechanism of trauma on their experience and understanding of the biomechanics of fractures as well as recognisable patterns of injury. In order to augment this process, An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma presents a range of de-identified adult and child skeletal trauma cases that occur in medico-legal contexts where the cause of death and mechanism of trauma are recorded. An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma includes comprehensive photographs and PMCT images as well as descriptive text.
1. High Velocity Projectile Trauma2. Low Energy Blunt Force Trauma3. Low Energy Blunt Force Trauma - Fatal Falls (Samantha Rowbotham)4. High Energy Blunt Force Trauma: Motor Vehicle Incidents5. High Energy Blunt Force Trauma: Aviation Incidents6. Accidental and Non-accidental Injuries in Children7. Sharp Force Trauma9. Taphonomic Changes10. Skeletal Variation: Morphology, Anomalies, Tissue Calcification and Pathology