Forensic Medicine & Imaging

Head of Unit | Prof. Michael Thali, MD
Deputy Head of Unit | Stephan Bolliger, MD

This unit of the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the University of Zurich provides a range of services to a range of individuals and agencies that contain mostly governmental bodies such as cantonal district attorneys’ offices.


Clinical forensic medicine

  • Emergency traffic medicine
  • Sexual assault
  • Violent crimes
  • Alcohol and drug use

Death investigation

  • External inspections of corpses at the scene (so-called legal inspections)
  • Autopsies
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • 3D surface scanning
  • Histology and ancillary services

Expert opinions

  • Expertise