Dental identification system based on unwrapped CT images

Sirilawan Tohnak, Andrew Mehnert, Michael Mahoney, Stuart Crozier

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Abstract

Dental comparison of postmortem (PM) and ante-mortem (AM) radiographs provides one of the best avenues for the forensic identification of human remains. Nevertheless conventional dental comparison is labor-intensive, subjective, and has several inherent drawbacks. This paper presents a semi-automated image analysis system designed to assist the forensic dentist with the task of identifying human remains. This system overcomes the drawbacks of conventional dental comparison because it is based on the comparison of radiograph-like images reconstructed from PM computed tomography (CT) data with AM digitized conventional radiographs. The efficacy of the system is demonstrated using 4 dental CT data sets and 32 digitized bitewing radiographs obtained from routine clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3549-3552
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2 Sep 20096 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period2/09/096/09/09

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