Volume 24, Issue 4 (October 1979)

    Radiographic Interpretation of Contrast-Media-Enhanced Bite Marks

    (Received 1 June 1978; accepted 13 April 1979)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Radiography has been a diagnostic and interpretive instrument of the scientific community for many years [1]. The forensic science applications are numerous and varied, with a primary focus on identification problems [2]. Forensic odontologists rely heavily on dental radiography to match or exclude antemortem and postmortem films for identification [3]. Medical examiners have often been aided in their identifications by radiographic discoveries of broken bones, implants, and other foreign objects [4]. Recent work has expanded the experimental use of radiography to include the examination of fingerprints on skin [2, pp. 123–135] and the accurate mapping of incisal contours for comparisons [5]. Current opinion discounts any radiographic application in interpreting the tissue change caused by bites [6, p. 81].


    Author Information:

    Bell, A
    X-ray technician and dental student, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

    Kinard, JG
    X-ray technician and dental student, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

    Rawson, RD
    Forensic odontologist and chief dental examiner, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev.


    Stock #: JFS10921J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10921J

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    Title Radiographic Interpretation of Contrast-Media-Enhanced Bite Marks
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