Radiological Age & Sex Determination from Sternum

Dkhar, Winniecia (2014) Radiological Age & Sex Determination from Sternum. International Journal Of Scientific Research, 3 (7). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Imaging techniques plays a significant role in determining the age and sex of an individual. The aim of this study is to determine the age and sex of an individual through the calculation of the size of the sternum and also the degree of ossification of various element of sternum process radio-graphically. This relatively slow ossification rate of the sternum interfered with accurate age determination(1).The length and diameter of the sternum varied with age but was also gender dependent. Sternal ossifications are taken as a guide for determination of olderage most commonly used to fix up retirement age (1).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sternum; Ossification; Xiphi-sternal Joint; Xiphoid Process
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Imaging Tech
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 10:25
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 10:25

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