Evaluation of foramen magnum dimensions in gender determination using MDCT scan in South Indian population – A prospective study

Rao, Ashwini Kumar and Kotian, Rahul P and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Shekhar, Himanshu and Pradhan, Prerna (2015) Evaluation of foramen magnum dimensions in gender determination using MDCT scan in South Indian population – A prospective study. In: Second International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2015, 25 -27 Feb 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Abstract

Objective: The present research aims to study the accuracy and reliability of foramen magnum (FM) measurements in gender determination by using Multiple Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) images. Methods: 89 patients (44 males and 45 females; age range, 21- 78 years) were selected for this study. FM sagittal diameter, FM coronal diameter, FM volume and FM area were measured using MDCT images and data were subjected to SPSS for analysis. Results: Area of the foramen magnum as calculated by the Radinsky and Texeira’s formulas were better predictors of sex when compared to the sagittal diameter, coronal diameter and volume of the foramen magnum. Conclusion: MDCT images can provide valuable measurements of FM which can be used to ascertain the gender, when other methods are inconclusive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foramen Magnum dimensions; MDCT images; gender determination.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Imaging Tech
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015 11:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143670

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