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The scope of applications of forensic radiology includes determination of identity, evaluation of injury and death, use in criminal and civil litigation, in administrative proceedings such as workman's compensation hearings, in medical education, and in research. Until now, there has been no single source of radiologic knowledge for various disciplines to turn to when examining X-rays or other radiologic records as forensic evidence. This is the first book to cover the entire spectrum of radiological applications in forensic science. Discover how forensic radiology can be used to:oIdentify remains and determine issues such as animal vs. human remains; whether one or more bodies are involved; and the age, sex, and stature of remainsoEvaluate causes of death and whether it was accidental, homicidal, or self-inflictedoEstablish evidence in both criminal and non-criminal proceedingsoAnalyze bite marks to identify perpetratorsoDetect fakes and forgeries in art worksoDetermine whether child, spousal, or geriatric abuse is occurringoAnd much moreCopiously illustrated with more than 640 pictures, Forensic Radiology is a visual guide and standard reference not only for radiologists, but for everyone involved in the field of forensics-from anthropologists to trial lawyers. This extremely readable text requires no background of medical training to understand, yet is detailed enough to inform physicians and dentists interested in this specialty field.