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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Volume  14, Issue 3(Special Issue), July - September 2021, Pages 699-704


Review Article

Significance of Medical Imaging in Forensic Science
Amit Pratap Singh Chouhan
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, School of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 244001, India.
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context: Forensic radiology is an area of expertise in medical imaging that uses radiological techniques to assist physicians and pathologists in matters related to the law. The forensic application of clinical medical radiology can be applied in many fields; The primary target of evaluation is the skeletal skeleton, but the soft tissues and abdominal and thoracic viscera may provide the predominant findings. Technological advances in clinical radiology offer many potential tools for forensic radiology, allowing a broader field of applications in this field. In the event of a massive disaster, the identity of the individual is of utmost importance. To do this, forensic investigators use different methods to identify the dead. They consider the skeletal remains of the dead to be the initial stage of identification. Radiographs have great evidence to serve as an ex-mortem record and also help to identify the individual, age, gender, caste, etc. Forensic dentistry is also emerging as a new branch of forensic medicine. Therefore, the forensic dentist must know the various techniques, developments and resources to incorporate technology to achieve success in human identification. Therefore, our aim of the present review is to focus on the various radiological techniques and new developments available for the successful identification of the dead. Since X-rays can capture their distinctive physical characteristics, they become an invaluable tool in forensic science. Radiographic identification has been used for a long time and the technique is efficient, comparatively easy, both living and dead records can be obtained, and it is inexpensive compared to DNA technology. Therefore, expert knowledge and proper application of maxillofacial radiological techniques play an important role in forensic identification and resolution of medico-legal cases. key messages: Medical Radio-Imaging Techniques Shows a significant measure in forensic identification and Determination of MLCs

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