Virtual anthropology and forensic identification using multidetector CT.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_6B09403A2A57
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Virtual anthropology and forensic identification using multidetector CT.
Journal
British Journal of Radiology
Author(s)
Dedouit F., Savall F., Mokrane F.Z., Rousseau H., Crubézy E., Rougé D., Telmon N.
ISSN
1748-880X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0007-1285
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
87
Number
1036
Pages
20130468
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Virtual anthropology is made possible by modern cross-sectional imaging. Multislice CT (MSCT) can be used for comparative bone and dental identification, reconstructive identification and lesion identification. Comparative identification, the comparison of ante- and post-mortem imaging data, can be performed on both teeth and bones. Reconstructive identification, a considerable challenge for the radiologist, identifies the deceased by determining sex, geographical origin, stature and age at death. Lesion identification combines virtual autopsy and virtual anthropology. MSCT can be useful in palaeopathology, seeking arthropathy, infection, oral pathology, trauma, tumours, haematological disorders, stress indicators or occupational stress in bones and teeth. We examine some of the possibilities offered by this new radiological subspeciality that adds a new dimension to the work of the forensic radiologist. A multidisciplinary approach is crucial and involves communication and data exchange between radiologists, forensic pathologists, anthropologists and radiographers.
Keywords
Autopsy, Bone and Bones/radiography, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Forensic Anthropology/methods, Forensic Anthropology/standards, Humans, Male, Multidetector Computed Tomography/methods, Paleopathology/methods, Tooth/radiography
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