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Old 06-22-2017, 15:20   #16
Odd Job
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Oddjob,

I would be interested to see for an interest of understanding that.

Is there a good resource that references weapons projectiles specifically in xrays and scans? Or something that discusses the response signature of metallic objects being scanning while in the body?

Thank you.
There's no public reference database I know of.
I have a selection of cases available for anyone to read, where some projectiles have been X-rayed in situ and then recovered. These are from handgun cases mainly. You can see some of those cases in the link below:

https://www.linkedin.com/today/posts...tolli-b6500522

I have a bunch of handgun projectiles which were X-rayed and photographed in the same position. I have posted some of those on other boards, mainly when a specific question came up about some aspect of that projectile. For example one question was about the difference between jacket materials as seen radiographically.
I have two Winchester Silvertip rounds which I fired into dry paper wads intentionally, in order to get the jackets to peel away from the core. The first round was a .32ACP which had an aluminium jacket and was not visible under normal medical X-ray exposures. The second one was a 9mm bullet with a nickel plated copper jacket which was visible on X-ray.
Here are the two bullets and the explanation alongside. I shot those rounds in South Africa many moons ago...

Edit: I should add that not all .32 Silvertips had an aluminium jacket. I have another one in my collection which is nickel plated like the 9mm one above.
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File Type: jpg Silvertip 32 Photo & Radiograph.jpg (72.8 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Silvertip 9mm Photo & Radiograph.jpg (65.4 KB, 9 views)

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Old 06-22-2017, 15:24   #17
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I know I am a little late in on this one, but from the GSW's I have seen the only thing predictable about a wound is they are unpredictable. I have seen bullets take weird turns. First person I treated that was shot was with a small 22 long rife out of a 2 in barrel across the room. It went in to the left thorax just below the nipple, bounced around and wound up next to the spine about where that one is. For all we know that round could have entered through the leg or other part of the body and ended there. I doubt it but it is possible.
The best one I saw was a gunshot face that ended up damaging the liver. It is Case number 5 in the link above.
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