Year: 1999 Source: Radiologic Technology, v.71, no.2, (November-December 1999), p.169-185 (quiz: 186-188) SIEC No: 20020457

Forensic radiology uses medical imaging to answer a variety of legal questions, including questions about suspicious & violent deaths. This article traces the history of forensic medicine & forensic radiology & outlines radiology’s role in investigating death. The authors discuss the physical changes that occur after death & the procedures involved in forensic autopsies, including radiography. (8 refs)