Shadow Positioning Technique: A Method for Postmortem Identification

    Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1985

    Page Count: 4


    Fitzpatrick, JJ
    Acting chairman, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

    Macaluso, J
    applications specialist, Philips Medical Systems, Itasca, IL

    (Received 26 November 1984; accepted 5 February 1985)

    Abstract

    Radiology is increasingly being used as a means of postmortem identification. We have devised a shadow positioning technique by which a postmortem radiograph of a skeletal part can exactly duplicate an antemortem radiograph, thus, facilitating identification by comparison of the antemortem and postmortem radiographs. The antemortem radiograph can be of any skeletal part and taken in any position.


    Paper ID: JFS11065J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11065J

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