Category Archives: Forensic radiology

Computed tomography, CT scans or x-rays used in lieu of (or to assist) post mortems.
Journal articles will include experimental studies, case studies.
EXCLUDES case studies where patient had a CT scan PRIOR to death.

Mass graves to be studied at new Sydney body farm

The Sydney Morning Herald Julie Power February 10, 2016

Australian forensic scientists will simulate the mass war graves of Iraq, Syria and the Balkans at Australia’s new body farm, which began operating last week at a highly secure site west of Sydney.
The first cadavers from three male donors were placed at The Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) last week.

M’sian digital autopsy firm expands to Oz

The Star [Malaysia] 4 February 2016

MALAYSIA’S advanced medical informatics company iGene Sdn Bhd recently signed a Memorandum of Collaboration with GSC Agile Australia to establish a network of digital autopsy facilities in Australia.
This marks an expansion of iGene’s Go Global Strategy following the launch of a similar network of facilities in the UK.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) deputy chief executive officer Datuk Susila Devi.
The UK venture has created a huge interest across the world and this had led to the signing of Memorandum of Collaboration with GCS Agile of Australia.
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Deal Street Asia January 18, 2016
Malaysia: Digital autopsy innovator iGene to take on new markets in Asia-Pac and Middle East this year
This year will see aggressive expansion across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for Malaysia-based medical informatics company iGene Sdn Bhd.
Taking on Australia and New Zealand first through a partnership announced on Friday, the company is looking at expanding into Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia, either in Riyadh or Jeddah, this year.
iGene signed a memorandum of collaboration with Melbourne-based big data solution company GCS Agile Australia, with whom the company will launch a network of digital autopsy facilities in Australia.
Under the partnership, both companies will form a joint venture entity, in which iGene will own 49 per cent, and the rest GCS Agile.
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Gerard Baden-Clay: Murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter over death of wife Allison

ABC News 8 December 2015

Former Brisbane real estate agent Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction for killing his wife Allison has been downgraded to manslaughter.  Court of Appeal Justice Hugh Fraser set aside the murder finding today.

The full-text of the decision is online.

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Private forensics firms use scientific advances to combat crime and cuts

Independent UK Paul Peachey 30 October 2015

The private sector has provided a riposte to claims that research and innovation is being stifled by outsourcing.   The National Audit Office also warned last year of potential dangers of miscarriages of justice following the closure of the loss-making, state-run Forensic Science Service (FSS) in 2012, which shifted the burden of scientific testing on to police forces and the private sector.

The technology was part of an annual £3.4m research budget that private provider LGC detailed in a 2013 report to MPs investigating the state of forensics. But the MPs warned that with budget cuts and decreased spending on scientific testing, forensic companies “may not be willing to invest further in a shrinking market”.

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SA courts may need help to cope with appeals

IN Daily Charles Gent 23 October 2015

The authors of Miscarriages of Justice: Criminal Appeals and the Rule of Law in Australia, Flinders law academic Ms Bibi Sangha and Dr Bob Moles, were strong advocates for the recently adopted legislation that created a new path for criminal review in the State; a similar law has just been introduced in Tasmania.

This could include South Australia, where the current application for leave to appeal in the case of Frits Van Beelen includes the claim that between 1972 and 1994 the Chief Forensic Pathologist in South Australia was at all relevant times “unprofessional, incompetent, untrustworthy”.

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How DC is Turning Department of Forensic Sciences Around: Part I

CBSDC 14 October 2015

With new leadership, a new data management system and, soon, newly-retrained DNA technicians, the department of forensic sciences is working to solve its past mistakes.

The department is also transitioning to a new data management system designed to step up efficiency. The laboratory information management system (LIMS) went live at the beginning of October. There was no such system in place before that.

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The Malaysian MH17 Crash Investigation: Dutch Safety Board (DSB) Prepares “Missile Attack On Moscow”

Global Research John Helmer September 16, 2015

The Dutch Government has decided to launch a missile attack on Moscow in October. By suppressing all evidence obtained from the bodies of victims of the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17, officials of the Dutch Safety Board and associated Dutch military officers, police and prosecutors are preparing to release a report on the crash with a gaping hole in its veracity.
At the same time, and apparently unknown in The Netherlands, an Australian coroners’ report on the identification and forensic testing of the bodies carried out in The Netherlands reveals post-mortem evidence to show that in their public statements the Dutch government officials have been lying about metal evidence they claim to have found. This evidence has not only been buried with the passengers’ remains. It has been buried by the Dutch Government and by coroners in the UK and Australia, who are now legally required to investigate independently what caused the deaths of citizens in their jurisdiction. All are withholding the CT scans, X-rays, autopsy and other post-mortem results, including metallurgical assays, the documentation of which accompanied the coffins of the aircraft’s victims from The Netherlands to their homelands.

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