RADid: A pictorial review of radiologic identification using postmortem CT

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serval:BIB_6FA46151C6D1
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
RADid: A pictorial review of radiologic identification using postmortem CT
Journal
Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
Author(s)
Hatch GM, Dédouit F., Christensen AM, Thalif J., Ruderf TD
ISSN
2212-4780
ISSN-L
2212-4780
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Number
2
Pages
52-59
Language
english
Abstract
Radiologic identification (RADid) is a powerful and frequently successful tool for personal identification (ID). Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT), in particular, is uniquely well suited for the ID process, given the fact it may be reformatted or rendered to match almost any AM medical imaging examination. RADid may also offer a faster and less expensive alternative to other methods, such as DNA analysis, in selected cases. This paper presents a brief overview of the role, capabilities and techniques of medical imaging in the process of ID, introduces the lines of evidence that can contribute to ID and highlights specific case examples of RADid, with a focus on the use of PMCT for RADid. Although used routinely by various practitioners and institutions (including those of the authors), RADid is, in our opinion, underused in the forensic community. The case examples presented here demonstrate the wide range of IDs that are possible using RADid and will hopefully encourage practitioners in its use.
Keywords
Forensic radiology, Forensic identification, Comparative identification, Postmortem computed tomography, Virtopsy
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