M J Thali
Affiliation: University of Bern
Thali M, Dirnhofer R, Becker R, Oliver W, Potter K. Is 'virtual histology' the next step after the 'virtual autopsy'? Magnetic resonance microscopy in forensic medicine. Magn Reson Imaging. 2004;22:1131-8 pubmed
..High-resolution imaging offers a noninvasive alternative to conventional histology in forensic wound analysis and can be used to perform 3D virtual histology. ..
Thali M, Kneubuehl B, Dirnhofer R, Zollinger U. Body models in forensic ballistics: reconstruction of a gunshot injury to the chest by bullet fragmentation after shooting through a finger. Forensic Sci Int. 2001;123:54-7 pubmed
..This case demonstrates that by using ballistic models and body-part substitutes, gunshot cases can be reproduced simply and economically, without coming into conflict with ethical guidelines. ..
Thali M, Braun M, Dirnhofer R. Optical 3D surface digitizing in forensic medicine: 3D documentation of skin and bone injuries. Forensic Sci Int. 2003;137:203-8 pubmed
..Further steps in forensic medicine will be a full 3D surface documentation of the human body and all the forensic relevant injuries using optical 3D scanners. ..
Thali M, Braun M, Brüschweiler W, Dirnhofer R. Matching tire tracks on the head using forensic photogrammetry. Forensic Sci Int. 2000;113:281-7 pubmed
Thali M, Braun M, Buck U, Aghayev E, Jackowski C, Vock P, et al
. VIRTOPSY--scientific documentation, reconstruction and animation in forensic: individual and real 3D data based geo-metric approach including optical body/object surface and radiological CT/MRI scanning. J Forensic Sci. 2005;50:428-42 pubmed
..Real 3D data based documentation opens a new horizon for scientific reconstruction and animation by bringing added value and a real quality improvement in forensic science. ..
Thali M, Braun M, Wirth J, Vock P, Dirnhofer R. 3D surface and body documentation in forensic medicine: 3-D/CAD Photogrammetry merged with 3D radiological scanning. J Forensic Sci. 2003;48:1356-65 pubmed
Thali M, Kneubuehl B, Rodriguez W, Smirniotopoulos J, Richardson A, Fowler D, et al
. Coins as intermediate targets: reconstructive analysis with synthetic body models. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2009;30:159-61 pubmed publisher
..This case demonstrates that by using ballistic models, gunshot cases can be reproduced simply and economically, without coming into conflict with ethical guidelines. ..
Thali M, Kneubuehl B, Bolliger S, Christe A, Koenigsdorfer U, Ozdoba C, et al
. Forensic veterinary radiology: ballistic-radiological 3D computertomographic reconstruction of an illegal lynx shooting in Switzerland. Forensic Sci Int. 2007;171:63-6 pubmed
..We believe that 3D MSCT, already described in human forensic-pathological cases, is also a suitable and promising new technique for veterinary pathology...