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Post-mortem computed tomography and 3D imaging: anthropological applications for juvenile remains

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Post-mortem computed tomography and 3D imaging : anthropological applications for juvenile remains. / Brough, Alison L; Rutty, Guy N.; Black, Sue; Morgan, Bruno.

In: Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2012, p. 270-279.

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Brough, AL, Rutty, GN, Black, S & Morgan, B 2012, 'Post-mortem computed tomography and 3D imaging: anthropological applications for juvenile remains', Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 270-279. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-012-9344-z

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Brough, A. L., Rutty, G. N., Black, S., & Morgan, B. (2012). Post-mortem computed tomography and 3D imaging: anthropological applications for juvenile remains. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, 8(3), 270-279. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-012-9344-z

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Brough, Alison L ; Rutty, Guy N. ; Black, Sue ; Morgan, Bruno. / Post-mortem computed tomography and 3D imaging : anthropological applications for juvenile remains. In: Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 270-279.

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