International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Fully Refereed | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064


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Review Papers | Biology | South Africa | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015


Ethical Consideration When using X-ray Examination for None Medical Purposes

Domnic Marera [2]


Abstract: Forensic Age assessment is a branch of forensic medicine which aims to describe in the most precise method, the chronological age of a person of unknown age. Th process of age estimation is very essential in solving problems such as individuals of doubtful age involved in medical or legal proceedings, this includes unregistered children, asylum seekers, immigrants, marriage, sporting events and criminals. Currently, many researchers have relied on the radiographic method of assessing the chronological changes in bone development as a reliable tool in the estimation of age of living subjects. However, little work has been done to assess ethical aspects of exposing children to this examination and the effects of radiation for such none diagnostic procedures.


Keywords: Radiation, Ossification, Ethics, Clavicle


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,


Pages: 1528 - 1531


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