Forensic maxillofacial radiology is a specialized area of medical imaging utilizing radiological techniques to assist physicians and pathologists in matters pertaining to the law. The importance of maxillofacial radiographic techniques in clinical forensic medicine is widely recognized. The multidisciplinary nature of forensic science necessitates a team approach that includes forensic radiology and forensic odontology and an awareness of the role of the dentist in our criminal justice system.
Forensic maxillofacial radiology encompasses the performance, interpretation, and reporting of radiological examinations and procedures connected to the courts and the law. Expertise of the maxillofacial radiologist proves invaluable in forensic consultations and medico legal investigations. Use of radiographs in routine and mass disaster identification has long been in effect, & its application in necro identification is efficient, swift, and relatively easy
Forensic maxillofacial radiology depended almost exclusively on the x-ray and the static image captured on the radiograph. The newer modalities, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are only gradually being added to the forensic arsenal. Maxillofacial Radiology in Forensic Science: Shambulingappa Pallagatti, Soheyl Sheikh, Amit Aggarwal, Ravinder Singh Deepak Gupta and Anupreet Kaur
Last date updated on June, 2014