A test of sex determination from measurements of chest radiographs.

  title={A test of sex determination from measurements of chest radiographs.},
  author={Carla R.M.M. Torwalt and Robert D. Hoppa},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={50 4},
Sexually dimorphic distinctions within the human thoracic area may include morphological as well as metric differences in the sternum and 4th rib. This research assesses the validity of a set of previously published measurements from chest radiographs and their use in contemporary forensic situations. The chest plates from 130 adult individuals of a known sample undergoing medico-legal post-mortem examination were examined at autopsy. Thoracic radiographs were taken using a Faxitron cabinet X… CONTINUE READING

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