Forensic age estimation based on fast spin-echo proton density (FSE PD)-weighted MRI of the distal radial epiphysis.

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Title
Forensic age estimation based on fast spin-echo proton density (FSE PD)-weighted MRI of the distal radial epiphysis.
Journal
International journal of legal medicine
Author(s)
Ekizoglu O., Er A., Bozdag M., Moghaddam N., Grabherr S.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Publication state
Published
Issued date
28/01/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Radiation exposure is a crucial factor to consider in forensic age estimation. The various magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modalities used in forensic age estimation avoid radiation exposure. This study examined the reliability of distal radius ossification using fast spin-echo proton density (FSE PD)-weighted MRI to estimate age. Left wrist MRI findings of 532 patients aged 10-29 years were evaluated retrospectively using the five-stage system of Dedouit et al. The intra- and interobserver reliability values were κ = 0.906 and 0.869, respectively. Based on the results, the respective minimum ages estimated for stages 4 and 5 were 13.4 and 16.1 years for females, and 15.1 and 17.3 years for males; the method could not estimate an age of 18 years in any case. FSE PD MRI analysis of the distal radius epiphysis provides supportive data and can be used when evaluating the distal radius for forensic age estimation.
Keywords
Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Age determination from skeletons, Forensic anthropology, Forensic medicine, Magnetic resonance imaging, Radius
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Web of science
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Yes
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