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Dental and skeletal imaging in forensic age estimation : disparities in current approaches and the continuing search for optimization

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Medical imaging for forensic age estimation in living adolescents and young adults continues to be controversial and a subject of discussion. Because age estimation based on medical imaging is well studied, it is the current gold standard. However, large disparities exist between the centers conducting age estimation, both between and within countries. This review provides an overview of the most common approaches applied in Europe, with case examples illustrating the differences in imaging modalities, in staging of development, and in statistical processing of the age data. Additionally, the review looks toward the future because several European research groups have intensified studies on age estimation, exploring four strategies for optimization: (1) increasing sample sizes of the reference populations, (2) combining single-site information into multifactorial information, (3) avoiding ionizing radiation, and (4) conducting a fully automated analysis.
Tijdschrift: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
ISSN: 1089-7860
Issue: 05
Volume: 24
Pagina's: 510 - 522
Jaar van publicatie:2020
Trefwoorden:Radiologie en nucleaire geneeskunde