Professor Guy N Rutty

Contact Details

email: gnr3@le.ac.uk

Qualifications

MBBS June 1987 Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London
MRCPath Part 1 March 1990
MRCPath Final Examination awarded February 1994
DipRCPath (Forensic) awarded February 1996 
FRCPath awarded 2002
Medical Doctorate 2002, University of Sheffield

Awards

  • "MBE” Queens Birthday Honours 2010
  • “The Universal Biopsy Tool" Highly Commended at the 2008 Da Vinci Health Technology awards
  • "Speaking for the Dead" Winner of the 2004 Wellcome Trust Award at the Learning on Screen conference
  • "Metropolitan Police Commendation" For organisation of Operation Torch

Membership of societies etc.

  • Fellow of the British Association in Forensic Medicine.
  • Fellow of the Forensic Science Society.
  • Founding Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Legal and Forensic Medicine.
  • Member of the Forensic Search Advisory Group.
  • Member of the Association of Clinical Pathologists.
  • Member of the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology.
  • Member of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Member of the British Paediatric Pathology Association.
  • Member of the British Medical Association.
  • Member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (USA).
  • Founder member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging.
  • Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
  • Associate Member of the Association of Forensic Radiographers.
  • Membership of Advisory Committees.
  • Member of the Netherlands Board of Court Experts Advisory Committee for Standards for Forensic Pathology.
  • Member of the Home Office Guidance on dealing with fatalities in emergencies steering group.
  • Member of NPIA Human Tissue audit Gold group.
  • UK Pathology representative Interpol DVI Steering Committee, member of Pathology Sub-Committee, member of pathology CBRNE sub-committee, Chair of forensic imaging sub-committee (May 2010 - ).
  • Member of the BAFM Policy Advisory Committee.
  • Member of SAC for forensic pathology , Royal College of Pathologists (previous Chair and Member of Council 2009-2011).
  • Member of Department of Health forensic and mass fatality imaging advisory group (renamed National Imaging Board Jan 2011). Chair of the Cross sectional imaging implementation Group June 2011 to date.
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine Academic Committee. Chair of Research Committee Summer 2009 – January 2010.
  • Member of the NPIA missing persons forensic advisory group.
  • Member of the Forensic Science advisory committee to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). Appointed Chairman of Committee 08/2007 – 11/2009.
  • Member of the Regional Resilience planning groups.
  • Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists.
  • Fellow of Council to the British Association in Forensic Medicine (BAFM).
  • Member of the Forensic Search Advisory Group (FSAG).

Journal activities

I am associated with the following journals:

  • I was the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, launched Feb, 2004. 1st edition July 2005. I retired from this role in 2008 and retired from the Journal at the end of 2009.
  • I am an Advisory Editor to the International Journal of Legal Medicine.
  • I am an International Editor for the Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine.

Publications

The following publications and presentations were made from 2011 onwards.

Papers

  1. Adlam D, Joseph S, Robinson C, Rousseau C, Barber J, Biggs M, Morgan B, Rutty G. Coronary optical coherence tomography: minimally invasive virtual histology as part of targeted post-mortem computed tomography angiography. Int J Leg Med 2013  [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Saunders S, Amoroso J, Morgan B, Rutty G. Consenting the recently bereaved for post-mortem targeted angiography research; our experience of 207 adult cases. J Clin Pathol. 2012 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Robinson C, Barber J, Morgan B, Rutty G.N. Pump Injector System Applied to Targeted Post-mortem Coronary Artery Angiography.Int J Leg Med 2012. Dec [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Rutty G, Saunders S, Raj V, McGregor A, West K, Richards C, Brown L, Hew R, Harrison R, Jeffery A, Visser T, Amoroso J, Morgan B. Targeted post-mortem computed angiography; preliminary results from the Leicester PMCT angiography study. 22nd Congress of the IALM 2012. Jul 5-8; 339-344
  5. Saunders SL, Morgan B, Raj V, Rutty GN. Post-mortem computed tomography angiography: past, present and future. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2011; 7:271-7.
  6. Saunders SL, Morgan B, Raj V, Robinson CE, Rutty GN. Targeted post-mortem computed tomography cardiac angiography: proof of concept. Int J Legal Med. 2011; 125:609-16.
  7. Jeffery A, Morgan B, Raj V, West K, Rutty GN. The Criminal Justice System’s considerations of so-called “Near virtual Autopsies”; the East Midlands Experience. J Clin Path. 2011; 64:711-717.
  8. V Raj, S Saunders, B Morgan, G Rutty. Letter to editor. Post Mortem Coronary CT Angiography: A Leicester Perspective. Clin Radiol. 2011; 66: 897.
  9. Rutty G, Rutty J. Perceptions of near virtual autopsies. J Forensic Leg Med. 2011; 18: 306-309.
  10. Rutty G, Raj V, Saunders S, Morgan B. Air as a Contrast Medium for Targeted Post-mortem Computed Tomography Cardiac Angiography. Academic Forensic Pathology. 2011;1: 144-145.
  11. Saunders S, Morgan B, Raj V, Rutty G. The role of post-mortem computed tomography in coronial autopsy practice; the Leicester experience. RAD magazine 2011; 37 (435) 19-20.
  12. Rutty GN, Rutty JE. Did the participants of the mass fatality exercise Operation Torch learn anything? Forensic Sci, Med Pathol. 2012; 8: 88-93.
  13. Rutty G, Saunders S, Morgan B, Raj V. Targeted cardiac post-mortem computed tomography angiography: a pictorial review. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2012; 8: 40-7.
  14. Saunders S, Coombes A, Rutty G.N. Injuries sustained to children inside clothes dryers; a report of a fatality and review of the literature. Int J Leg Med 2012; 126: 461-465.
  15. Nolan G, Lawes S, Hainsworth SV, Rutty G. A Study Considering the Force Required for Broken Glass Bottles to Penetrate a Skin Simulant. Int J Leg Med 2012; 126:19-25.
  16. Parmar K, Hainsworth S.V, Rutty GN. Quantification of forces required for stabbing with screwdrivers and other blunter instruments. Int J Leg Med. 2012; 126:43-53.
  17. Nolan G, Hainsworth SV, Rutty GN. Forces Required for a Knife to Penetrate a Variety of Clothing Types. J Forensic Sci. in press 2012.
  18. Brough AL, Rutty GN, Black S, Morgan B. Post-mortem computed tomography and 3D imaging: anthropological applications for juvenile remains. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. In Press.
  19. Rutty GN, P. Smith, T. Visser, J. Barber, J. Amorosa, B.Morgan. The effect on toxicology, biochemistry and immunology investigations by the use of targeted post-mortem computed tomography angiography Forensic Sci Int in press.
  20. Rutty GN, Brough, Biggs MJP, Robinson C, Lawes SDA, Hainsworth SV.  The role of micro-computed tomography in forensic investigations.  Forensic Sci Int 2012 (article in press).
  21. Morgan B, Biggs MJ, Barber J, Raj V, Amoroso J, Hollingbury FE, Robinson C, Rutty GN.  Accuracy of targeted post-mortem computed tomography coronary angiography compared to assessment of serial histological sections.  Int J Legal Med 2012 (article in press).
  22. Rutty GN, Brogdon G, Dedouit F, Grabherr S, Hatch GM, Jackowski C, Leth P, Persson A, Ruder TD, Shiotani S, Takahashi N, Thali MJ, Woźniak K, Yen K, Morgan B.
    Int J Legal Med. 2012 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Abstracts

  1. Brough AL, Morgan B, Black S, Cunningham C, Rutty GN, Adams C. Multi-Detector Computed Tomography-A ‘one stop shop’ for Anthropological Examination of Juvenile Remains? A study of Reliability. J Forensic Radiology Imag 2013; 2:81Rutty GN. Application of CT scanning for medicolegal identification purposes Int J Leg Med 2012; 126: Suppl 1: S6
  2. Rutty GN. Targeted CT angiography system. Int J Leg Med 2012; 126: Suppl 1: S18
  3. Rutty GN, Barber J, Raj V, Amorosa J, Robinson C, Morgan B. The role of air5 as a contrast medium for post-mortem computed tomography. Int J Leg Med 2012; 126: Suppl 1: S57
  4. Rutty GN et al. Can targeted angiography assisted post-mortem computed tomography replace the need for an invasive autopsy examination? Int J Leg Med 2012; 126: Suppl 1: S58

Books

  1. Essentials of Autopsy Practice, Volume 1. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2001.
  2. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Recent advances, topics and developments, volume 2. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2003.
  3. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Recent advances, topics and developments, volume 3 Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2006.
  4. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Recent advances, topics and developments, volume 4 Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London , 2008
  5. Essentials in Autopsy Practice. Volume 5 Ed, Rutty GN, Springer, London, In Press
  6. The Hospital Autopsy. 2nd edition. Eds, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001.
  7. The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3nd edition. Eds, Burton J, Rutty G. Hodder Arnold, London, 2010.

Chapters in Books

  1. Rutty G.N. Post mortem changes and artefacts. In Essentials of autopsy practice. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2001. Pages 63-96.
  2. Rutty G.N. Fire Deaths. In, Forensic medicine: Clinical and pathological aspects. Payne-James J, Busutill. Greenwich Medical Media Limited, London, 2003, Pages 349-374.
  3. Rutty G.N. The pathology of shock versus post-mortem autolysis. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Recent advances, topics and developments, volume 2. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2003.
  4. Carter N, Rutty G.N. The maternal death. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Recent advances, topics and developments, volume 2. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2003.
  5. Wilson C.A, Bonner A.K, Rutty G.N. Radiological investigation in autopsy practice. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Recent advances, topics and developments, volume 2. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2003.
  6. Rutty G.N. Internet Forensic Medicine. In. Encycolpedia of Forensic and Legal medicine. Payne-James J, Byard R, Corey T, Henderson C. Elsevier Science. London. 2005.
  7. Rutty G.N, Graham E. DNA contamination In. Encycolpedia of Forensic and Legal medicine. Payne-James J, Byard R, Corey T, Henderson C. Elsevier Science. London. 2005.
  8. Swift B, Rutty G.N. Female genital modification. In. Encycolpedia of Forensic and Legal medicine. Payne-James J, Byard R, Corey T, Henderson C. Elsevier Science. London.  2005.
  9. Brown T, Rutty G.N. Forensic Podiatry. In. Encycolpedia of Forensic and Legal medicine. Payne-James J, Byard R, Corey T, Henderson C. Elsevier Science. London. 2005.
  10. Rutty G.N, Squire W Sub dural haematoma. In , Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Recent advances, topics and developments, volume 3 Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2006.
  11. Swift B, Rutty G.N. Recent advances in postmortem forensic radiology: CT and MRI applications. Forensic Pathology Reviews, vol 4. Ed Toskos M, Humana Press, 2006, pages 355-404.
  12. Rutty, G. Soft Tissue Trauma and Identification. In: Thompson, TJU and Black, SM (eds.) An Introduction to Biological Human Identification. CRC Press,Inc.: Florida, USA. 2007.

The following chapters were in The Hospital Autopsy 2nd edition:

  1. Rutty G.N. Autopsies and the law. In The hospital autopsy. 2nd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001. Pages 13-24.
  2. Burton J.L, Rutty G.N. Autopsy suite design and construction. The hospital autopsy. 2nd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001. Pages 37 – 41.
  3. Rutty G.N, Burton J.L. The external examination. In, The hospital autopsy. 2nd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001. Pages 42-51.
  4. Burton J.L, Rutty G.N. The evisceration. In, The hospital autopsy. 2nd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001. Pages 52-59.
  5. Burton J.L, Rutty G.N. The hospital autopsy. In, The hospital autopsy. 2nd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001. Pages 60-77.
  6. Rutty G.N, Burton J.L. Special procedures. In, The hospital autopsy. 2nd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001. Pages 78-95.
  7. Crawford I, Rutty G.N. Reconstruction of the body. In, The hospital autopsy. 2nd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001. Pages 164-169.
    The following chapters were rewritten for The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of

Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3rd edition:

  1. Rutty G.N. The external examination In, The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3rd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Hodder Arnold, London, 2010. Pages 90-103.
  2. Rutty G.N. The pathology of wounds and injuries. In, The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3rd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Hodder Arnold, London, 2010. Pages 104-114.
  3. Rutty G.N, J.L Burton. The evisceration. In The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3rd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Hodder Arnold, London, 2010. Pages 115-136.
  4. J.L Burton, Rutty G.N. Dissection of the internal organs. In, The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3rd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G.  Hodder Arnold, London, 2010. Pages 136-158.
  5. S Donlon, Rutty G.N. Reconstruction of the body. In The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3rd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Hodder Arnold, London, 2010. Pages 308-314.
  6. Rutty G.N, J.L. Reports, documentations and statements. In The Hospital Autopsy. A manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice. 3rd edition. Ed, Burton J, Rutty G. Hodder Arnold, London, 2010. Pages 324-335.

Educational Videos

  • J.L. Burton, G.N. Rutty. The Autopsy: health and safety, evisceration and reconstruction. University of Sheffield Learning Media Unit 2000.
  • J.L. Burton, G.N. Rutty. The Autopsy: the hospital post mortem. University of Sheffield Learning Media Unit 2000.
  • J.L. Burton, G.N. Rutty. The Autopsy: axial techniques. University of Sheffield Learning Media Unit 2000.
  • J.L. Burton, G.N. Rutty. The Autopsy: specialist techniques. University of Sheffield Learning Media Unit 2000.

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