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Chris O'Donnell

MB BS, FRANZCR, M.Med, GradDipForMed, FFFPMI (RCPA)

Chris is a specialist necroradiologist and consultant forensic radiologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), and adjunct senior lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.  He also works as a clinical radiologist.  He installed one of the world’s first mortuary-based CT scanners at VIFM in 2005 and was lead radiologist in the Black Saturday bushfire DVI operation in 2009.  He has trained many local and international forensic pathologists and radiologists in post-mortem CT (PMCT).

Chris is convenor of an annual short course in PMCT interpretation for Monash University that has now become a unit of the Monash University Master of Forensic Medicine programme.  He provides expert opinion on forensic matters to the criminal justice system of Victoria and other states of Australia. He is past chair of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, and is currently overseeing the installation of an MRI scanner into the mortuary at VIFM.

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Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implant rupture

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 14 Mar 2012
80% complete
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Incarcerated femoral hernia with small bowel obstruction

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Published 12 Mar 2012
89% complete
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Surgically corrected type A thoracic aortic dissection

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Published 11 Mar 2012
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Chronic pancreatitis

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Published 09 Mar 2012
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Klatskin tumor - hilar cholangiocarcinoma

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Published 05 Mar 2012
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Bone metastasis to the scapula

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Fibroid uterus

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Published 04 Mar 2012
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Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of panceas

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Published 04 Mar 2012
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Implantation metastasis

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Published 02 Mar 2012
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Necrotizing fasciitis

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Published 29 Feb 2012
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Renal lymphangiectasia

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Published 29 Feb 2012
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Chronic submandibular sialolithiasis

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Published 26 Feb 2012
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Fournier gangrene - spontaneous perforation of rectal cancer

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 25 Feb 2012
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Torus palatinus

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Published 24 Feb 2012
48% complete
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Paronychia and osteomyelitis - great toe

  Diagnosis probable
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Published 24 Feb 2012
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Lateral medullary (Wallenberg) syndrome

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Published 23 Feb 2012
95% complete
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Paget disease

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Published 22 Feb 2012
87% complete
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Tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma

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Published 22 Feb 2012
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Ruptured silicon breast prostheses - intra and extra-capsular

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 22 Feb 2012
77% complete
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Brain death

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Published 22 Feb 2012
94% complete
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Isodense subdural hematoma

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Published 22 Feb 2012
89% complete
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Osteochondritis dissecans - lateral femoral trochlea

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 21 Feb 2012
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Rectal carcinoma

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Published 21 Feb 2012
77% complete
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Chronic myeloid leukemia

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Published 21 Feb 2012
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Hepatic metastases

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Published 20 Feb 2012
95% complete
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Stress fracture of the 3rd metatarsal

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 20 Feb 2012
69% complete
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Thrombosis in forearm vascular malformation

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 19 Feb 2012
62% complete
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Sesamoiditis - hallux sesamoid

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 16 Feb 2012
77% complete
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Cavernous transformation of the portal vein

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 16 Feb 2012
95% complete
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Emphysematous cystitis

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 16 Feb 2012
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Plantaris tendon rupture

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Published 16 Feb 2012
95% complete
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Choledocholithiasis (CT IVC)

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 16 Feb 2012
95% complete
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Cecal volvulus

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Published 12 Feb 2012
86% complete
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False positive pulmonary embolus - CTPA

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Published 12 Feb 2012
92% complete
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Bone metastasis - breast cancer

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 08 Feb 2012
70% complete
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Transient lateral patellar dislocation complicated by osteochondral fragment

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 08 Feb 2012
92% complete
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Insufficiency fracture - calcaneum

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 07 Feb 2012
87% complete
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Metallic foreign body

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Published 06 Feb 2012
92% complete
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Epiglottic cysts

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Published 06 Feb 2012
92% complete
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Complete supraspinatus tendon tear

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 05 Feb 2012
74% complete
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Hydronephrosis due to calculus

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 05 Feb 2012
79% complete
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Aneurysmal bone cyst - sacrum

  Diagnosis probable
Chris O'Donnell
Published 03 Feb 2012
50% complete
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Intussusception

  Diagnosis probable
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Published 01 Feb 2012
53% complete
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Inguinal hernias containing bladder and sigmoid colon

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 01 Feb 2012
77% complete
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Beta thalassemia major - Cooley anemia

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 01 Feb 2012
92% complete
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Crohn disease

  Diagnosis almost certain
Chris O'Donnell
Published 31 Jan 2012
68% complete
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Breast cancer (MRI)

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 29 Jan 2012
92% complete
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Inflammatory arthritis

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 29 Jan 2012
89% complete
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Osteopetrosis

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 28 Jan 2012
74% complete
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Periosteal sleeve avulsion fracture of the patella and Osgood Schlatters disease

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 27 Jan 2012
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Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 27 Jan 2012
92% complete
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Long subscapular nerve palsy - post axillary nodal clearance producing latissmus dorsi atrophy

  Diagnosis probable
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Published 25 Jan 2012
53% complete
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Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 25 Jan 2012
81% complete
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Arachnoid cyst - cerebellopontine angle

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 24 Jan 2012
86% complete
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Tuberculous spondylitis - Pott disease

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 23 Jan 2012
80% complete
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Hip dysplasia

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Published 23 Jan 2012
75% complete
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Parotid duct strictures

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Published 20 Jan 2012
83% complete
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Focal nodular hyperplasia

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Published 19 Jan 2012
95% complete
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Acute appendicitis (transvaginal ultrasound)

  Diagnosis probable
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Published 19 Jan 2012
69% complete
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Pseudo-subarachnoid hemorrhage

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Published 19 Jan 2012
92% complete
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Marfan syndrome - ascending aorta aneurysm

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 19 Jan 2012
79% complete
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Ischemic colitis

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Published 15 Jan 2012
77% complete
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Ascending colo-colic intussusception due to lipoma

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Published 15 Jan 2012
77% complete
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Aqueduct stenosis and Chiari I malformation

  Diagnosis certain
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Published 14 Jan 2012
92% complete
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Distended left iliopsoas bursa - causing acute femoral nerve palsy

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 13 Jan 2012
77% complete
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Buckle rib fractures

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Published 12 Jan 2012
83% complete
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Off-gassing on postmortem CT scanning of a scuba death

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Published 12 Jan 2012
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Foreign body in right bronchus

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Published 11 Jan 2012
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Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS)

  Diagnosis probable
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Published 11 Jan 2012
70% complete
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Gastric band induced megaesophagus presenting as a neck mass

  Diagnosis certain
Chris O'Donnell
Published 11 Jan 2012
86% complete
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Sporadic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

  Diagnosis probable
Chris O'Donnell
Published 10 Jan 2012
71% complete
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L5/S1 endplate osteomyelitis/discitis with epidural abscess

  Diagnosis almost certain
Chris O'Donnell
Published 10 Jan 2012
80% complete
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Spontaneous Stanford type B dissection of the thoracic aorta masquerading as pulmonary embolism

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Published 09 Jan 2012
65% complete
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Spontaneous right internal carotid artery dissection

  Diagnosis almost certain
Chris O'Donnell
Published 09 Jan 2012
77% complete
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Perforated descending colonic diverticulitis into the anterior abdominal wall

  Diagnosis almost certain
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Published 08 Jan 2012
68% complete
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