Associate professor, Medicine and Radiology, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA
Professor, Louisiana State University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, New Orleans, LA
(Received 25 June 1998; accepted 17 August 1998)
Visual comparison of conventional antemortem and postmortem dental radiographs is often included in forensic identification. Ten forensic cases employing dry mandibular and maxillary bones and a dry study skull were exposed using the CDR digital dental X-ray system developed by Schick Technologies, Inc. Exposures of 0.08 s at 10 mA and 70 kVp were taken with an INTREX intraoral dental X-ray unit. Digital radiography has the ability to produce an image instantaneously, allowing an operator to retake an incorrectly aligned radiograph almost immediately. It gives the forensic scientist a simplified method for reproducing antemortem radiographic position more efficiently and often with greater accuracy than conventional radiography.
Paper ID: JFS14473J