From the Reading Room to the Courtroom—The Use of Molecular Radionuclide Imaging in Criminal Trials

Rudolf A. Werner, Brent Savoie, Mehrbod S. Javadi, Martin G. Pomper, Takahiro Higuchi, Constantin Lapa, Steven P. Rowe

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Recent years have witnessed an expanded use of single-photon emission CT and PET for a wide range of clinical applications, including imaging of brain abnormalities. As a result, molecular brain imaging is now being more extensively utilized in criminal cases, in particular in the sentencing phase of a trial. This perspective aims to provide a brief overview for the practicing radiologist of this expanded use of single-photon emission CT and PET in criminal cases and will discuss the role of radiology in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1612-1617
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019



  • Brain
  • CT
  • molecular imaging
  • PET
  • trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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