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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

A report on the current status of radiology in forensic odontology in the Indian Scenario

Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

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Selwin Gabriel Samuel
Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijfo.ijfo_6_17

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Forensic odontology deals with various forensics aspects of matters pertaining to dental and perioral tissues. As radiology entered the medical and dental fields for various applications, forensic scientists embraced radiological principles for identification and investigative purposes. Radiographic investigation is a reliable and a standard means by which prime procedures such as age estimation, sex-determination, individual identification and ascertaining the cause of death can be carried out. Radiographic interpretation can be impeded by various factors out of which artifacts and digital image manipulation are not uncommon these days. Any such factor is unnecessary and in the field of forensics, it poses threat to proper delivery of justice. As radiographs are highly credited as sound evidences in court, all attempts should be made to produce ideal and authentic images. The advancements in radiology with pertinence to forensics are so enormous in the recent years. The authors of this paper discuss the recent advancements of forensic radiology in India and its various implications in relation to forensic odontology.

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