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Post-mortem Computed Tomography of Gunshot Wounds

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In the third webinar of the Post-mortem Computed Tomography (PMCT) webinar series, participants will be introduced to the use of PMCT for examining decedents with gunshot wounds, both homicidal and self-inflicted.

At the New Mexico OMI, a PMCT scan is performed in virtually all gunshot wound (GSW) related deaths. In cases of suspected homicide or suspicious suicides, autopsy is also performed. However, in non-suspicious cases involving self-inflicted GSW, PMCT is combined with an external examination, and sometimes a partial autopsy to retrieve a retained projectile, replacing the full autopsy.

Date Created: April 14, 2021