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CONTRIBUTION OF MULTIDETECTOR CT SCANNING TO IDENTIFICATION OF THE DECEASED IN MASS DISASTER. EXPERIENCE GAINED FROM THE 2009 VICTORIAN ‘BLACK SATURDAY’ BUSHFIRES

O'Donnell, Chris

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Pathology - Journal of the RCPA: 2010 - Volume 42 - Issue - p S26
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Conventional radiographic techniques are used commonly to aid forensic pathologists in establishing a biological profile of unknown individuals. Mortuary‐based CT scanning has now become a standard component of death investigation. This section of the workshop will examine the ability of CT to estimate sex and age, and the detection of unique biological or physical features that might be valuable in narrowing search parameters for identification of the deceased. The specific focus will be on experience gained in heavily burnt and highly fragmented human remains as may occur in fires.

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