Positive Personal Identity of Skeletonized Remains Using Abdominal and Pelvic Radiographs

    Volume 37, Issue 1 (January 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Owsley, DW
    Curator and physical anthropologist, National Museum of Natural History 112 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    Mann, RW
    Museum specialist and physical anthropologist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    (Received 3 April 1991; accepted 24 June 1991)

    Abstract

    Premortem and postmortem radiographs of the chest and abdomen are often available for comparison and provide a basis for making or rejecting an identification. The case reported here exemplifies the way that individualizing features, such as contours of bony elements, skeletal anomalies, and radiodensities and radiolucencies, are used in establishing personal identity.


    Paper ID: JFS13238J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13238J

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    Title Positive Personal Identity of Skeletonized Remains Using Abdominal and Pelvic Radiographs
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