Use of a metal detector in the search for bullets during autopsy

Panminerva Med. 1993 Dec;35(4):237-9.


The paper reports the results obtained from the use of a CEIA PD 140 S metal detector to search for bullets during the course of medicolegal tests. The instrument was found to be of value in identifying their presence up to a distance of 5-7.5 cm from the sensitive detection area.

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy
  • Equipment Design
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnosis*
  • Forensic Medicine / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Metals
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Wounds, Gunshot / pathology*


  • Metals