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    Radiology laboratory equipment

    Radiology in the setting of a Medical Examiner's Office is used to detect radiodense foreign matter in the body such as bullets, bullet jackets, surgical staples, pacemakers, orthopedic hardware and dental restorations.  Many of these items are forensic evidence and are retrieved during the autopsy procedure. 

    Radiology is also used in the identification process of persons who are decomposed, burned, or in other ways not identified by traditional visual methods.  In these cases dental radiography plays a crucial role if antemortem (before death) dental records can be obtained.  If dental information is unavailable, medical radiographs (x-rays) are sought and the images are compared to radiographs taken at the Medical Examiner's Office.  These techniques are utilized on a regular basis and become vitally important during a disaster where multiple unidentified bodies must be processed.

    The radiology laboratory is equipped with fully digital state-of-the-art equipment that includes a Lodox Full Body Scan able to take full AP and Lateral scans, and a fixed flat wireless DR Plate Machine. 

    This page was last modified on April 04, 2022


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