An accuracy assessment of forensic computerized facial reconstruction employing cone-beam computed tomography from live subjects

Won-Joon Lee, Caroline M. Wilkinson, Hyeon-Shik Hwang

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    Abstract

    The utilization of 3D computerized systems has allowed more effective procedures for forensic facial reconstruction. Three 3D computerized facial reconstructions were produced using skull models from live adult Korean subjects to assess facial morphology prediction accuracy. The 3D skeletal and facial data were recorded from the subjects in an upright position using a cone-beam CT scanner. Shell-to-shell deviation maps were created using 3D surface comparison software, and the deviation errors between the reconstructed and target faces were measured. Results showed that 54%, 65%, and 77% of the three facial reconstruction surfaces had
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)318-327
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
    Volume57
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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