A Radiologic Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism, and Inflicted Trauma by B. G. Brogdon, Hermann Vogel, John D. McDowell | | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
A Radiologic Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism and Inflicted Trauma

A Radiologic Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism and Inflicted Trauma

by B. G. Brogdon, Hermann Vogel, John D. McDowell
     
 

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Provides over 700 large radiographs related to clinical forensic medicine and the detection of concealed arms, explosives, and other weapons Includes brief introductory comments for each chapter, detailed captions, and abridged case reports Presents the latest modalities for evaluation and identification of victims, including computed tomography Includes more than

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Provides over 700 large radiographs related to clinical forensic medicine and the detection of concealed arms, explosives, and other weapons Includes brief introductory comments for each chapter, detailed captions, and abridged case reports Presents the latest modalities for evaluation and identification of victims, including computed tomography Includes more than 30 full-color photos and specimens with virtual autopsy radiographs from MRI and Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (MSCT) Shows current uses of imaging for security purposes Deals with some of the tools and methods employed in terrorism, with emphasis on the radiologic evaluation of its immediate effects on the human body Illustrates the scope of radiology applications in the investigation and interpretation of gunshot wounds Provides insight into mutilation practices accepted in some geographic regions Allows for quick reference in cases of child abuse, police brutality, starvation, and other results of trauma The results of aggression against humans can be hideously obvious, but may also be entirely concealed from casual inspection. Often, only exploration of the hidden recesses of the mind via psychiatric evaluation, or radiologic exploration of the inner recesses of the body can reveal the evidence of such violence. This book focuses on the latter. A Radiologic Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism, and Inflicted Trauma combines the lifetime experience of two distinguished radiologists and a renowned odontologist to provide an unprecedented collection of radiographs depicting the results of violence on the human body. Victims of aggression range from the tiniest infant to entire populations. Hopefully you will never encounter every situation covered in this book. However, should you come across any, you will want A Radiologic Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism, and Inflicted Trauma within reach.

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Reviewer: Carol L. Andrews, MD (Tower Imgaging Medical Group)
Description: This compendium of images has been acquired from a lifetime interest in forensic consultation by the authors. Composed of a variety of forensic topics ranging from child, spouse, and elder abuse to blunt- and sharp-force trauma and terrorist techniques, the atlas is a mix of concise relevant discussion and exemplary illustrations including standard and dental radiographs, multiplanar imaging, patient images, and sketches to demonstrate mechanisms of injury.
Purpose: This is a book about aggression in its many and varied forms. Although the topics are potentially disturbing, this is an excellent review of mechanism of injury and an important reminder of the important role of imaging in identifying potential victims of abuse.
Audience: General surgical pathology residents as well as forensic residents will benefit from this compilation of images. This is also useful for emphasizing mechanism of injury to residents training in radiology and emergency medicine. The authors are well known experts in the radiology and the forensic medicine community.
Features: The atlas covers abuse of children, intimate partners, elders, and of self as well as that inflicted in the name of political or civil agendas. Torture, in the form of beating, electric, stabbing, cutting, as well as other techniques, is covered. Explosives, gas, biologic agents, and poison used in terrorism, as well as gunshot, blunt- and sharp-force trauma are reviewed. Lastly, body identification techniques are reviewed, as is the role of imaging in mass casualty.
Assessment: This is a truly unique imaging atlas. The topic of mechanism of injury is not unique, but the manner of injuries covered in this atlas is and thus this book is without comparison. Dr. Brogdon has written frequently on forensic topics for radiologists, including a book covering some of the topics covered here in more detail but without the volume of images in this book.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849315336
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/27/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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