Note: At the 2009 IABPA meeting in Portland, OR, USA, the IABPA membership voted to adopt the SWGSTAIN recommended terminology.
- Arterial Spurting Pattern
- Bloodstain pattern(s) resulting from blood exiting the body under pressure from a breached artery.
This pattern was generated by drawing blood into a large-bore syringe and projecting it at the target.
The shape of arterial patterns can vary greatly but all deal with blood leaving the body under pressure. Patterns may have a series of large spurts as a result of larger wounds or they may be snake-like if the wound is smaller or restricted.
|Bevel & Gardner||Spatter Family - Linear - (Arterial) Spurt|
|James, Kish & Sutton||Spatter - Projected Mechanism - Arterial Spurt/Gush Spray|
|Wonder||Arterial - (Breach)|
|SWGSTAIN||Closest to Projected Pattern - A bloodstain pattern resulting from the ejection of a volume of blood under pressure.|