Dental Identification With Post Mortem MSCT Scan - A Novel Approach Using OsiriX®

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Purpose: To demonstrate the workflow used in the evaluation of Post Mortem MSCT as part of dental identification in single and possibly multiple fatalities. Material and method: The workflow in a couple of cases from the Section of
Forensic Pathology in Copenhagen, Denmark is used to illustrate how the use of OsiriX® DICOM Viewer and its tools can be applied to overcome some of the problems contained in MSCT images compared to the usual
ortopantomograms used in forensic odontology for identification. Results, discussion and conclusion: The combined use of tomograms (slices), 2D Mean Intensity Projection and 3D MIP/VR (3D Maximum Intensity Projection/Volume
Rendering) was found to give a very useful first view for the forensic odontological evaluation, and the combined use overcomes many of the problems which are contained in the Post Mortem MSCT procedure compared to regular
X-ray examination technique. It is also possible to conveniently integrate the images as documentation in the forensic reports as a supplement for the forensic odontologist in the identification process.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date20 Aug 2012
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2012
EventEAFS 2012: Forensic Science 2.0 - The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Haag, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Aug 201224 Aug 2012
Conference number: 6th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference


ConferenceEAFS 2012
Number6th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference
LocationThe Hague University of Applied Sciences

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