A novel approach to the visualisation of heat-induced structural change in bone

Tim J U Thompson, John A Chudek

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Abstract

A new approach to visualising heat-induced change in bone was attempted. This was an attempt to counter the serious limitations of existing analytical methods yet still allow for the examination of subtle changes that occur due to burning. A new form of Magnetic Resonance Imaging was deemed to fulfil this remit. Preliminary tests were performed and proved successful in creating clear, well-defined images of progressive heat-induced structural changes in bone. The implications for improving our understanding of heat-induced change, and therefore our methods of human identification, are significant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
JournalScience & Justice
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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