Diagnose – thousand years later. Radiological methods in paleopathology

Written by Tóth Gábor A., Puskás Tamás, Buda Botond L.

The object of paleopathology is to explore and explain pathologic alterations found on human remains from ancient times. Soon after the X-ray was discovered it became an important tool also for paleopathologists. Radiological methods are now widely used in order to help paleopathological diagnosing. As a great advantage they reveal plenty of new information without the need to physically disintegrate the remains. The authors, by presenting some of their own investigations, feature the main application fields of distinct methods.


Keywords: Radiological methods, Paleopathology

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