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Radiologic examination of anatomic parts and skeletonized remains.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7097198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a 28-month interval, the radiographs of eight cases of skeletonized remains were evaluated by a radiologist. Radiologic evaluation of limited anatomic parts (four cases) was used to establish human or nonhuman origin and was helpful in the assessment of the relative social importance of the part. Radiologic evaluation of more complete skeletons (four cases) contributed data toward estimation of sex, age, stature, and past medical history. It confirmed the presumptive identity in two cases, excluded two possible identities in a third, and could still be useful if a presumptive identity is ever established for the fourth. Therefore, radiologic evaluation of skeletonized remains by a trained observer may be a useful adjunct to a forensic science investigation.
W A Murphy; G E Gantner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-17     Completed Date:  1982-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Determination by Skeleton
Anthropometry / methods
Bone and Bones / radiography*
Forensic Medicine / methods*
Sex Characteristics

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