Stephan Andreas Bolliger

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bern
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Scenes from the past: initial investigation of early jurassic vertebrate fossils with multidetector CT
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine and Imaging, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Radiographics 32:1553-9. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Are full or empty beer bottles sturdier and does their fracture-threshold suffice to break the human skull?
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Forensic Leg Med 16:138-42. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Nontraumatic intracranial epidural hematoma: a case report
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:227-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Virtual autopsy using imaging: bridging radiologic and forensic sciences. A review of the Virtopsy and similar projects
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 18:273-82. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Postmortem noninvasive virtual autopsy: extrapleural hemorrhage after blunt thoracic trauma
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:44-7. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Is differentiation of frequently encountered foreign bodies in corpses possible by Hounsfield density measurement?
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Bern CH 3012, Switzerland
    J Forensic Sci 54:1119-22. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The deadly broomstick: an unusual missile injury to the neck
    Stephan Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Berne, Switzerland
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:304-6. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Radiological stab wound channel depiction with instillation of contrast medium
    S A Bolliger
    University of Bern, Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 12:39-41. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Gunshot energy transfer profile in ballistic gelatine, determined with computed tomography using the total crack length method
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, 3012, Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Legal Med 124:613-6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Postmortem imaging-guided biopsy as an adjuvant to minimally invasive autopsy with CT and postmortem angiography: a feasibility study
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, University of Bern, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 195:1051-6. 2010

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Scenes from the past: initial investigation of early jurassic vertebrate fossils with multidetector CT
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine and Imaging, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Radiographics 32:1553-9. 2012
    ..Thus, multidetector CT may well become an invaluable tool in the field of paleoradiology...
  2. doi request reprint Are full or empty beer bottles sturdier and does their fracture-threshold suffice to break the human skull?
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Forensic Leg Med 16:138-42. 2009
    ..These breaking energies surpass the minimum fracture-threshold of the human neurocranium. Beer bottles may therefore fracture the human skull and therefore serve as dangerous instruments in a physical dispute...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nontraumatic intracranial epidural hematoma: a case report
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:227-9. 2007
    ..This finding is extremely rare. Several underlying disorders have been discussed as causes of spontaneous epidural hematomas. In this presented case, the authors discuss possible etiological factors...
  4. ncbi request reprint Virtual autopsy using imaging: bridging radiologic and forensic sciences. A review of the Virtopsy and similar projects
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 18:273-82. 2008
    ..We believe that this virtual, non-invasive or minimally invasive approach will improve forensic medicine in the near future...
  5. ncbi request reprint Postmortem noninvasive virtual autopsy: extrapleural hemorrhage after blunt thoracic trauma
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:44-7. 2007
    ..A traditional autopsy confirmed the very rare diagnosis of a traumatic extrapleural hemorrhage with a delayed rupture...
  6. doi request reprint Is differentiation of frequently encountered foreign bodies in corpses possible by Hounsfield density measurement?
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Bern CH 3012, Switzerland
    J Forensic Sci 54:1119-22. 2009
    ..HU value determination may therefore help in preautopsy differentiation between case-relevant and irrelevant foreign bodies and thus be useful for autopsy planning and extraction of the objects in question...
  7. ncbi request reprint The deadly broomstick: an unusual missile injury to the neck
    Stephan Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Berne, Switzerland
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:304-6. 2006
    ..In this case report, the authors discuss the underlying pathophysiology of this potentially lethal and rare reflexogenic incident also known as the Hering reflex and discuss possible therapeutic measures...
  8. doi request reprint Radiological stab wound channel depiction with instillation of contrast medium
    S A Bolliger
    University of Bern, Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 12:39-41. 2010
    ..We believe that this easy and rapid technique can be useful in the examination of stab wounds in living and dead victims of sharp trauma...
  9. doi request reprint Gunshot energy transfer profile in ballistic gelatine, determined with computed tomography using the total crack length method
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Centre Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, 3012, Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Legal Med 124:613-6. 2010
    ..We believe that CT is a useful tool in evaluating gunshot wound profiles using the TCL method and is indeed superior to conventional methods applying physical slicing of the gelatine...
  10. doi request reprint Postmortem imaging-guided biopsy as an adjuvant to minimally invasive autopsy with CT and postmortem angiography: a feasibility study
    Stephan A Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, University of Bern, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 195:1051-6. 2010
    ..For this reason, we examined the accuracy of a minimally invasive procedure (i.e., CT angiography combined with biopsy) in diagnosing major findings and the cause of death in natural deaths...
  11. doi request reprint Correlation of fat embolism severity and subcutaneous fatty tissue crushing and bone fractures
    Stephan Andreas Bolliger
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Forensic Medicine, IRM, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012, Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Legal Med 125:453-8. 2011
    ..These results may have clinical implications for the assessment of a possible FES development, as, if the risk of a PFE is known, preventive steps can be taken...
  12. doi request reprint Incidental findings in post-mortem CT: Calcified ligamentum arteriosum
    Garyfalia Ampanozi
    Center of Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 12:313-5. 2010
    ..The importance of not confusing this normal post-mortem CT finding with vessel pathology is being emphasized...
  13. doi request reprint Common and unexpected findings in mummies from ancient Egypt and South America as revealed by CT
    Christian Jackowski
    Center of Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Radiographics 28:1477-92. 2008
    ..Artificial mummification was performed on every continent, especially in South and Central America...
  14. ncbi request reprint External injuries to the neck after free fall from great height
    Thomas Plattner
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 25:285-7. 2004
    ..By a retrospective analysis of 132 cases of falls from great height, the authors conclude, however, that neck injuries may occur after free fall from great height on a flat surface without antecedent trauma...
  15. doi request reprint Postmortem whole-body CT angiography: evaluation of two contrast media solutions
    Steffen Ross
    Centre for Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:1380-9. 2008
    ..The objective of our study was to establish a standardized procedure for postmortem whole-body CT-based angiography with lipophilic and hydrophilic contrast media solutions and to compare the results of these two methods...
  16. ncbi request reprint Postmortem non-invasive virtual autopsy: death by hanging in a car
    Stephan Bolliger
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Buehlstrasse 20, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Forensic Sci 50:455-60. 2005
    ..But further postmortem research and comparing validation is needed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Postmortem radiology of fatal hemorrhage: measurements of cross-sectional areas of major blood vessels and volumes of aorta and spleen on MDCT and volumes of heart chambers on MRI
    Emin Aghayev
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, Buehlstrasse 20, Bern 3012, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 187:209-15. 2006
    ..Autopsy determination of fatal hemorrhage as the cause of death is often a difficult diagnosis in forensic medicine. No quantitative system for accurately measuring the blood volume in a corpse has been developed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Application of 3D documentation and geometric reconstruction methods in traffic accident analysis: with high resolution surface scanning, radiological MSCT/MRI scanning and real data based animation
    Ursula Buck
    University of Bern, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Buehlstrasse 20, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Forensic Sci Int 170:20-8. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Reduction of postmortem angiography-induced tissue edema by using polyethylene glycol as a contrast agent dissolver
    Christian Jackowski
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, B├╝hlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Forensic Sci 51:1134-7. 2006
    ..Thereby, the precondition of edema artifacts could be reduced. Its minimal invasive application on human corpses needs to be further adapted as the flow resistance is expected to differ between different tissues...
  20. doi request reprint Virtopsy - the concept of a centralized database in forensic medicine for analysis and comparison of radiological and autopsy data
    Emin Aghayev
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:135-40. 2008
    ..A centralized database permitting international forensic and cross disciplinary collaborations may provide important support for forensic-radiological casework and research...
  21. doi request reprint Fatal lower extremity varicose vein rupture
    Garyfalia Ampanozi
    Center of Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 13:87-90. 2011
    ..One of the cases presented herein is, to our knowledge, the youngest known fatality due to varicose vein rupture...
  22. doi request reprint Abdominal trauma--sensitivity and specificity of postmortem noncontrast imaging findings compared with autopsy findings
    Andreas Christe
    Department of Radiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Trauma 66:1302-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity for typical abdominal injuries after major blunt trauma in postmortem multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  23. doi request reprint Two-step postmortem angiography with a modified heart-lung machine: preliminary results
    Silke Grabherr
    Center of Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:345-51. 2008
    ..Detailed mapping of the entire vascular system is almost impossible with conventional autopsy tools. The technique described should be valuable in the diagnosis of vascular abnormalities...
  24. doi request reprint Clinical radiology and postmortem imaging (Virtopsy) are not the same: Specific and unspecific postmortem signs
    Andreas Christe
    Department of Radiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 12:215-22. 2010
    ..The "vanishing" aorta is indicative for exsanguination. Fluid in the airways with mosaic lung densities and emphysema (aquosum) is typical for fresh-water drowning...
  25. doi request reprint Estimation of sex and age of "virtual skeletons"--a feasibility study
    Silke Grabherr
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 21, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 19:419-29. 2009
    ..Virtual skeletons present an ideal collection for anthropological studies, because they are obtained in a non-invasive way and can be investigated ad infinitum...
  26. doi request reprint Detection of smuggled cocaine in cargo using MDCT
    Silke Grabherr
    Centre for Forensic Imaging, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:1390-5. 2008
    ..The objective of our study was to develop an MDCT screening method to detect cocaine-containing vessels that are hidden between uncontaminated ones in a shipment...
  27. doi request reprint Life-threatening versus non-life-threatening manual strangulation: are there appropriate criteria for MR imaging of the neck?
    Andreas Christe
    Department of Radiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse, 3010, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 19:1882-9. 2009
    ..MRI is not only helpful in assessing the severity of strangulation, but is also an excellent documentation tool that is even admissible in court...
  28. ncbi request reprint Forensic veterinary radiology: ballistic-radiological 3D computertomographic reconstruction of an illegal lynx shooting in Switzerland
    Michael J Thali
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Berne, Switzerland
    Forensic Sci Int 171:63-6. 2007
    ..We believe that 3D MSCT, already described in human forensic-pathological cases, is also a suitable and promising new technique for veterinary pathology...
  29. ncbi request reprint Post-mortem radiological CT identification based on classical ante-mortem X-ray examinations
    Matthias Pfaeffli
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, IRM, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Berne, Switzerland
    Forensic Sci Int 171:111-7. 2007
    ..This new approach is the comparison of ante-mortem conventional radiographs with projected images calculated from post-mortem CT data. The identification procedure will be illustrated with reference to the frontal sinus and the pelvis...