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Anthropological measurement of lower limb and foot bones using multi-detector computed tomography

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Anthropological measurement of lower limb and foot bones using multi-detector computed tomography. / Robinson, Claire; Eisma, Roos; Morgan, Bruno; Jeffery, Amanda; Graham, Eleanor A. M.; Black, Sue; Rutty, Guy N.

In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 53, No. 6, 11.2008, p. 1289-1295.

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Robinson, C, Eisma, R, Morgan, B, Jeffery, A, Graham, EAM, Black, S & Rutty, GN 2008, 'Anthropological measurement of lower limb and foot bones using multi-detector computed tomography', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1289-1295. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2008.00875.x

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Robinson, C., Eisma, R., Morgan, B., Jeffery, A., Graham, E. A. M., Black, S., & Rutty, G. N. (2008). Anthropological measurement of lower limb and foot bones using multi-detector computed tomography. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 53(6), 1289-1295. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2008.00875.x

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Robinson C, Eisma R, Morgan B, Jeffery A, Graham EAM, Black S et al. Anthropological measurement of lower limb and foot bones using multi-detector computed tomography. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2008 Nov;53(6):1289-1295. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2008.00875.x

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Robinson, Claire ; Eisma, Roos ; Morgan, Bruno ; Jeffery, Amanda ; Graham, Eleanor A. M. ; Black, Sue ; Rutty, Guy N. / Anthropological measurement of lower limb and foot bones using multi-detector computed tomography. In: Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2008 ; Vol. 53, No. 6. pp. 1289-1295.

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title = "Anthropological measurement of lower limb and foot bones using multi-detector computed tomography",
abstract = "Anthropological examination of defleshed bones is the gold standard for osteological measurement in forensic practice. However, multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) offers the opportunity of three-dimensional imaging of skeletal elements, allowing measurement of bones in any plane without defleshing. We present our experiences of the examination of 15 human lower limbs in different states of decomposition using MDCT. We present our method of imaging and radiological measurement of the bones including sex assessment. The radiological measurements were undertaken by three professional groups-anthropology, radiology, and forensic pathology-both at the site of scanning and at a remote site. The results were compared to anthropological oestological assessment of the defleshed bones. We discuss the limitations of this technique and the potential applications of our observations. We introduce the concept of remote radiological anthropological measurement of bones, so-called tele-anthro-radiology and the role that this could play in providing the facility for standardization of protocols, international peer review and quality assurance schemes.",
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author = "Claire Robinson and Roos Eisma and Bruno Morgan and Amanda Jeffery and Graham, {Eleanor A. M.} and Sue Black and Rutty, {Guy N.}",
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RIS

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AU - Rutty, Guy N.

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N2 - Anthropological examination of defleshed bones is the gold standard for osteological measurement in forensic practice. However, multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) offers the opportunity of three-dimensional imaging of skeletal elements, allowing measurement of bones in any plane without defleshing. We present our experiences of the examination of 15 human lower limbs in different states of decomposition using MDCT. We present our method of imaging and radiological measurement of the bones including sex assessment. The radiological measurements were undertaken by three professional groups-anthropology, radiology, and forensic pathology-both at the site of scanning and at a remote site. The results were compared to anthropological oestological assessment of the defleshed bones. We discuss the limitations of this technique and the potential applications of our observations. We introduce the concept of remote radiological anthropological measurement of bones, so-called tele-anthro-radiology and the role that this could play in providing the facility for standardization of protocols, international peer review and quality assurance schemes.

AB - Anthropological examination of defleshed bones is the gold standard for osteological measurement in forensic practice. However, multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) offers the opportunity of three-dimensional imaging of skeletal elements, allowing measurement of bones in any plane without defleshing. We present our experiences of the examination of 15 human lower limbs in different states of decomposition using MDCT. We present our method of imaging and radiological measurement of the bones including sex assessment. The radiological measurements were undertaken by three professional groups-anthropology, radiology, and forensic pathology-both at the site of scanning and at a remote site. The results were compared to anthropological oestological assessment of the defleshed bones. We discuss the limitations of this technique and the potential applications of our observations. We introduce the concept of remote radiological anthropological measurement of bones, so-called tele-anthro-radiology and the role that this could play in providing the facility for standardization of protocols, international peer review and quality assurance schemes.

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KW - calcaneus

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KW - FORENSIC RADIOLOGY

KW - IDENTIFICATION

KW - CALCANEUS

KW - DISASTER

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