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

Societies Membership

  • Fellow of the British Association in Forensic Medicine
  • 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 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

Active Offices

  • Vice President of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (Chair May 2014, Past Chair May 2015) (2013 - to date)
  • Member of the Netherlands Board of Court Experts Advisory Committee for Standards for Forensic Pathology. Appointed member of Advisory Committee for Assessment July 2013 and a member of Advisory Committee for Objections. (2010 - to date)
  • UK Pathology representative Interpol DVI Steering Committee, member of Pathology Sub-Committee, member of pathology CBRNE sub-committee, Chair of Radiology sub-committee (2010 - to date)
  • Founder member of Department of Health forensic and mass fatality imaging advisory group (renamed National Imaging Board, Jan 2011). Chair of the computed tomography implementation Group, June 2011 - 2012. (2008 - to date)
  • Member of the NPIA missing persons forensic advisory group. (2008 - to date)
  • Member of the Forensic Science advisory committee to the International. (2005 - to date)
  • Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). Chairman of Committee 08/2007 – 11/2009. (2005 - to date)
  • Member of the previous East Midlands Regional Government and current Local County Resilience planning groups. (2005 - to date)
  • Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists for Forensic Pathology (previously also histopathology (autopsy). (2004 - to date)

Fellowships

  • Visiting Fellow of Cranfield University.

Journal activities

I am associated with the following journals:

  • Advisory Editor to the International Journal of Legal Medicine.
  • Editorial board member of Rechstmedizine
  • On the editorial panel of the Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (Founder Editor)
  • Advisory Editor to the Journal of South India Medicolegal Association
  • Editorial board member of Archiwum Medycyny Sadowej i Kryrminologii (Archives of Forensic Medicine and Criminology)

Publications

The following publications and presentations were made from 2012 onwards.

Papers

  1. 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
  2. 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: 19-20.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Nolan G, Hainsworth SV, Rutty GN. Forces Required for a Knife to Penetrate a Variety of Clothing Types. J Forensic Sci. 2012 Dec 27. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12031. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Brough AL, Rutty GN, Black S, Morgan B. Post-mortem computed tomography and 3D imaging: anthropological applications for juvenile remains. Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2012; 8:270-9
  8. 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 2013; 225: 42-7
  9. 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. Terminology used in publications for post-mortem cross-sectional imaging. Int J Legal Med 2013;127: 465-6
  10. 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 2013;127: 809-17
  11. Robinson B, Barber J, Morgan B, Rutty G.N. Pump Injector System Applied to Targeted Post-mortem Coronary Artery Angiography.Int J Leg Med 2013 ;127: 661-6
  12. 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. 2013; 66: 326-9
  13. Rutty GN, Brough A, Biggs MJ, Robinson C, Lawes SD, Hainsworth SV. The role of micro-computed tomography in forensic investigations. Forensic Sci Int. 2013; 225: 60-6
  14. 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; 127: 991-6
  15. 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
  16. Rutty GN, Morgan B. Virtual autopsy. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2013;9:433-4
  17. Rutty GN, Gorincour G, Thali M. Post-mortem cross-sectional imaging: are we running before we can walk? Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2013;9:466
  18. Rutty G, Morgan B. Is the autopsy dead? Imaging and Oncology 2013. 66-68
  19. Ruder TD, Rutty GN. The first Leicester post mortem imaging course. J Forensic Radiol Imaging 2013; 1: 38
  20. Rutty GN, Barber J, Amoroso J, Morgan B, Graham EAM. The effect on cadaver blood DNA identification by the use of targeted and whole body post-mortem computed tomography angiography. Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2013: 9: 489-95
  21. Rutty GN Alminyah A, Calla A, Elliott D, Fowler D, Hofman P, Lino M, Makino Y, Moskala A, O’Donnell C, Sajantila A, Vallis J, Woodford N, Wozniak K. Disaster Victim Identification. Positional statement of the members of the Disaster Victim Identification working group of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging; May 2013. J Forensic Radiol and Imaging. 2013.
  22. Brough AL, Bennett J, Morgan B, Black S, Rutty GN. Anthropological measurement of the juvenile clavicle using multi-detector computed tomography--affirming reliability. J Forensic Sci. 2013; 58: 946-51
  23. Graham EA, Watkins WJ, Dunstan F, Maguire S, Nuttall D, Swinfield CE, Rutty GN, Kemp AM. Defining background DNA levels found on the skin of children aged 0-5 years. Int J Legal Med. 2014; 128: 251-8
  24. Morgan B, Adlam D, Robinson C, Pakkal M, Rutty GN. Adult post-mortem imaging in traumatic and cardiorespiratory death and its relation to clinical radiological imaging. Br J Radiol 2014; 87: (1036):20130662. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20130662.
  25. Robinson C, Biggs MJ, Amorosa J, Pakkal M, Morgan B, Rutty GN. Post-mortem computed tomography ventilation; simulating breath holding. Int J leg Med 2014; 128: 139-146
  26. Brough AL, Morgan B, Black S, Adams C, Rutty GN. Post mortem computed tomography age assessment of juvenile dentition: comparison against traditional OPT assessment. Int J Leg Med 2014 ahead of publication
  27. Fronczek J, Hollingbury F, Biggs M, Rutty G. The role of histology in forensic autopsies: is histological examination always necessary to determine a cause of death? Forensic Med Sci Pathol 2014; 10: 39-43
  28. Adlam D, Morgan B, Robinson C, Biggs M, Adnan A, Rutty GN. Optimisation of post-mortem cardiac computed tomography compared to optical coherence tomography and histopathology. Letter to editor. JoFRI. 2014. 21-APR-2014 DOI information: 10.1016/j.jofri.2014.03.010
  29. Brough A, Morgan B, Black S, Rutty GN. In response to the recently published article: Lottering, N., MacGregor, M.D., Barry, M.D., Reynolds, M.S., Gregory, L.S. (2014). Introducing standardized protocols for anthropological measurement of virtual sub-adult crania using computed tomography 2(1): 34-38. JoFRI. 2014 in press

Abstracts

  1. Rutty 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 air 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
  5. 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; 2:81
  6. Silke Grabherr, Jochen Grimm, Axel Heinemann, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Krzysztof Wozniak, Franziska Eplinius, Fabrice Dedouit, Florian Fischer, Guy Rutty, Bruno Morgan, Holger Wittig, Patrice Mangin, Richard Dirnhofer. Neues aus der Technical Working Group Postmortem Angiography Methods (TWGPAM): Multicenterstudie zur Validierung der Multi-Phase Post-mortem CT-Angiography. Rechtsmedizin 2013; 23: V7, p290
  7. S. Grabherr, J. Grimm, A. HeinemannG. Guglielmi, K. Wozniak, F. Eplinius, F. Dedouit, F. Fischer, G. Rutty, B. Morgan, H. Wittig, P. Mangin, R. Dirnhofer. Technical Working Group Postmortem Angiography Methods (TWGPAM): Preliminary Results of a Multicenter Study for Validating Postmortem Computed Tomography Angiography. 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting RSNA Chicago, December 2013
  8. S. Grabherr, J. Grimm, A. HeinemannG. Guglielmi, K. Wozniak, F. Eplinius, F. Dedouit, F. Fischer, G. Rutty, B. Morgan, H. Wittig, P. Mangin, R. Dirnhofer. Neues aus der Technical Working Group Postmortem Angiography Methods (TWGPAM): Multicenterstudie zur Validierung der Multi-Phase Post-mortem CTAngiography. 92. Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Rechtsmedizin. Saarbrücken, September 2013
  9. J. M. Grimm, S. Grabherr, A. Heinemann 2 , G. Guglielmi, K. Wozniak, F. Eplinius, F. Dedouit, F. Fischer, G. Rutty, B. Morgan, H. Wittig, P. Mangin, R. Dirnhofer. Validating Multiphase Post-mortem Computed Tomography Angiography - Preliminary Results of a European Multicenter Study. Swiss Society of Radiology, 2014

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, Vol. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2003
  3. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Current methods and Modern Trends, Vol. 3. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2006
  4. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. New Advances, Trends and Developments, Vol. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London , 2008
  5. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice Vol. 5.  Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London , 2012
  6. Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Advances, Updates and Emerging Technologies Vol 6. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, 2013
  7. The Hospital Autopsy. 2nd edition. Eds, Burton J, Rutty G. Arnold, London, 2001
  8. 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
  13. Rutty G. Sequelae of traumatic injuries and causes of death. In, Handbook of Forensic Medicine. Ed, B Madea. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Chapter 17.1 In press
  14. Rutty GN, Hainsworth SV.  The Dismembered Body. In, Essentials of Autopsy Practice. Advances, Updates and Emerging Technologies Vol 6. Ed, Rutty G.N. Springer, London, due August 2013.

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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