Bloodstain Pattern Visualization

Blood Spatter

Digital Image of Bloodspatter Evidence
Digital Image
Colored Hyperspectral Image of Bloodspatter Evidence
Colored Hyperspectral Image


The ChemImage HSI Examiner™ 1000 offers hyperspectral imaging technology that presents forensic scientists with state-of-the-art analytical capabilities. The result is superior visualization of bloodstain evidence that doesn’t compromise the integrity of the evidence, preserving the sample for additional biological and chemical analysis.

To determine the presence of bloodstain evidence, hyperspectral imaging offers the ability to clearly visualize blood spatter and transfers on dark and patterned backgrounds in a nondestructive approach. In addition, hyperspectral imaging enables visual and spectral characterization and discrimination of bloodstains and non-bloodstains on forensic samples.

The HSI Examiner™ 1000 PROVIDES:

  • High resolution images for increased detection and visualization capabilities
  • Rapid data acquisition
  • Nondestructive analysis of evidence
  • Optimized image contrast against dark and patterned backgrounds
  • View of highly magnified droplets or large spatter patterns
  • Accurate, reliable, courtroom-friendly results

With the ease of bloodstain detection and visualization that hyperspectral imaging provides, examiners are better able to articulate the results in non-scientific presentations, making this technology truly courtroom friendly.


This hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system and software package is designed for a wide array of analyses for large forensic laboratories. Combining digital imaging with spectroscopy, the HSI Examiner 1000 will utilize proven image processing techniques to enhance material contrast and remove substrate interference—making it easier for detailed analysis of a variety of evidence.

HSI Examiner 1000