Maximum intensity projection of cranial computed tomography data for dental identification

Jackowski, C; Aghayev, E; Sonnenschein, M; Dirnhofer, R; Thali, M J (2006). Maximum intensity projection of cranial computed tomography data for dental identification. International journal of legal medicine, 120(3), pp. 165-7. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00414-005-0050-1

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Dental radiographs play the major role in the identification of victims in mass casualties besides DNA. Under circumstances such as those caused by the recent tsunami in Asia, it is nearly impossible to document the entire dentition using conventional x-rays as it would be too time consuming. Multislice computed tomography can be used to scan the dentition of a deceased within minutes, and the postprocessing software allows visualization of the data adapted to every possible antemortem x-ray for identification. We introduce the maximum intensity projection of cranial computed tomography data for the purpose of dental identification exemplarily in a case of a burned corpse. As transportable CT scanners already exist, these could be used to support the disaster victim identification teams in the field.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Management
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Jackowski, Christian; Aghayev, Emin and Thali, Michael

ISSN:

0937-9827

ISBN:

16237561

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:47

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 13:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00414-005-0050-1

PubMed ID:

16237561

Web of Science ID:

000236830500008

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.19330

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19330 (FactScience: 1863)

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