Yes, sometimes when an IC developed a heavy short circuit you can use a similar IC for comparison by checking the Ohms value. A shorted IC will show lots of readings in some or almost all of its leads. You may even use Huntron tracker to compare the signature of both IC.
Huntron tracker Analog Signature Waveform
From what i had gone through, i found that comparing IC is not 100 % accurate! I have confirmed many IC that was tested good (in terms of ohms value and the signature waveform) yet it still breakdown when the power is apply on the equipment. You may compare IC for testing purposes but it is not the right way to judge whether the IC is good or bad. The best is still install a new IC and power it “ON” the equipment