Applications of radiodermatography to human and primate studies

Stanley M. Garn*, Andrew K. Poznanski, John C. Gall

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Using 325‐mesh tantalum powder as a contrast medium, it is possible to take high‐resolution “radiodermatographs” of man and infra‐human primates that combine the advantages of postero‐anterior hand radiographs and conventional paper palm‐and‐finger prints. The radiodermatographs are particularly useful in relating creases, triradii and fingertip ridge patterns to differences in the proportions of the carpals, metacarpals and phalanges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology


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