Cuadernos de Medicina Forense
versión impresa ISSN 1135-7606
The image technology develops an important role in cases of abuse suspicion not only establishing the degree of physical harm, but also finding evidences that lead to different diagnosis. These verified evidences are required both to reach a certain diagnosis and to avoid mistakes which can perpetuate a risk situation and the arrival of new episodes of abuse with unpredictable consequences. The present situation in the image technology diagnosis demands from the physician the identification of the most specific lesions to confirm a suspicion of abuse as well as the most suitable technology according to the symptoms and age of the patient. We review the current recommendations from our experience.
Palabras clave : Child abuse; Radiological findings; Bone injuries; Image techniques.