alexa Radiography Superimposition in Personal Identification - A Case Study Involving Surgical Implants
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Journal of Forensic Research
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Research Article

Radiography Superimposition in Personal Identification - A Case Study Involving Surgical Implants

C Pushparani*, C P Ravichandran and K Sivakumari

Scientific Officer, Anthropology Division, Forensic Sciences Department, Chennai-600 004, Deputy Director, Anthropology Division, Forensic Sciences Department, Chennai-600 004, Associate Professor of Zoology , Presidency College, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. C. Pushparani
Scientific Officer
Anthropology Division
Forensic Sciences Department, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: October 03, 2011; Accepted date: October 15, 2011; Published date: October 18, 2011

Citation: Pushparani C, Ravichandran CP, Sivakumari K (2012) Radiography Superimposition in Personal Identification - A Case Study Involving Surgical Implants. J Forensic Res 3:140. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000140

Copyright: © 2012 Pushparani C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Till date, the identity of decomposed corpse is a challenging task in all Forensic Laboratories.DNA typing is the primary technique for personal identification. Using ante-mortem and post-mortem DNA profiles in personal identification is impossible in South Indian population due to non-availability of DNA profile for the existing population. Personal identity of the deceased becomes critical in instances like the absence of parents and children for DNA profile comparison. Skull-photograph superimposition is another technique for personal identification in Forensic Science Laboratories. One-third of the cases received for identification through DNA profiles failed with some technical inabilities. Though superimposition technique is easily available and most pioneering, only  a probable opinion could be arrived from it. But the court of law accepts only the conclusive identity, the DNA profiles give. When ante-mortem dental records or radiographs are received for superimposition, the conclusive identity will be achieved.
In this case of personal identity of a skull, DNA profiles for comparison could not be obtained as the deceased had no parents and children, the skull-photograph superimposition offered only a probable opinion, but the superimposition of the photographs of ante-mortem and post-mortem radiographs of the surgical implant (stainless steel orthopedic fixation device) of the suspected deceased rendered conclusive identity.

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