Journal Published Online: 01 September 1998
Volume 43, Issue 5

Personal Identification on the Basis of Antemortem and Postmortem Radiographs



This report documents three recent cases in Hungary in which personal identification was achieved by comparison of antemortem and postmortem radiographs. These cases demonstrate three examples of radiological identification. In Hungary, comparison methods play an important role in personal identification because of the lack of adequate dental records for most of the population. The authors emphasize that in cases where antemortem radiographs and photographs are available, radiographic comparison is deemed preferable to photographic superimposition, because it is more technically exacting and permits the matching of a potentially larger number of anatomical, pathological or traumatic features.

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Angyal, M
University Medical School Pecs, Pécs, Hungary
Dérczy, K
University Medical School Pecs, Pécs, Hungary
Pages: 5
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Stock #: JFS14365J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14365J