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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Human identification based on cranial computed tomography scan - a case report
Author: Silva, RF
Botelho, TL
Prado, FB
Kawagushi, JT
Daruge, E
Berzin, F
Abstract: Today, there is increasing use of CT scanning on a clinical basis, aiding in the diagnosis of diseases or injuries. This exam also provides important information that allows identification of individuals. This paper reports the use of a CT scan on the skull, taken when the victim was alive, for the positive identification of a victim of a traffic accident in which the fingerprint analysis was impossible. The authors emphasize that the CT scan is a tool primarily used in clinical diagnosis and may contribute significantly to forensic purpose, allowing the exploration of virtual corpses before the classic autopsy. The use of CT scans might increase the quantity and quality of information involved in the death of the person examined. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (2011) 40, 257-261. doi: 10.1259/dmfr/96080236
Subject: tomography
victim identification
skull
forensics
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: British Inst Radiology
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1259/dmfr/96080236
Date Issue: 2011
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