Dead men do tell tales: Leicester academic explains the benefits of computed tomography
Professor Guy Rutty from our Forensic Pathology Unit is off to Switzerland next week for the inaugural congress of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI).
Forensic radiology – essentially the X-raying of dead bodies – has advanced enormously in recent years as technology has improved. Professor Rutty is at the forefront of computed tomography (CT) for forensic purposes, a technique similar to a hospital CAT-scan which can produce detailed, 3D images of internal structures.
He has been invited to the Zurich meeting to deliver two presentations: ‘Post-mortem CT: perceptions, and criminal justice requirements’ and ‘The role of CT in disaster victim identification (DVI)’.
Professor Rutty holds the Foundation Chair in Forensic Pathology here at the University of Leicester and is the founder Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology.