Ultrasound studies on the time course of clavicular ossification

  title={Ultrasound studies on the time course of clavicular ossification},
  author={R. R. Schulz and Per Zwiesigk and Manfred Schiborr and Sven Christian Schmidt and Andreas Schmeling},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
When preparing forensic age estimates for living subjects over 18 years of age, it is crucial to evaluate the stage of ossification of the medial clavicular epiphysis. The establishment of radiation-free imaging techniques for assessment of clavicular ossification would be desirable in order to reduce the radiation exposure associated with forensic age estimations. In the present study, 84 right clavicles of test subjects 12–30 years of age were prospectively evaluated by means of ultrasound… CONTINUE READING