Sex determination from measurements of the sternum and fourth rib using multislice computed tomography of the chest

Ramadan S. U. , Turkmen N. , Dolgun N. A. , Gokharman D., Menezes R. G. , Kacar M., ...More

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.197, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 197
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.12.049


Introduction: One of the most important data that can be obtained from bones is sex determination for which the recommended method is taking metric measurements. Metric measurements can be performed directly on dried bones obtained from the cadaver or indirectly from their radiographs. Aim: We assessed the accuracy of sex determination and the applicability of previously defined rules using the sternum and 4th rib measurement data from chest multislice computed tomography (MSCT) imaging of 340 patients and developed a model/formula that would provide the best way to determine sex.