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Virtual anthropology : the forensic approach

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Defense Thèse de doctorat : Univ. Genève, 2016 - Sc. 4926 - 2016/04/22
Abstract MDCT-bone imaging is a recent and very specific research field in forensic anthropology. Its potential derives from daily routine post mortem MDCT that delivers an invaluable collection of permanent skeletal data, ante-mortem information as well as the possibility of non-invasive investigations. These digital data can be easily stored, examined and shared. The aim of the thesis was to understand how virtual objects are produced and to identify potential sources of error. We evaluated conventional morphoscopic scoring systems of age and sex estimation methods as well as linear distance measurements using real and 3D-volume rendered bones. The results demonstrated that acquisition parameters have influence on the quality of bone reconstructions. Moreover, we could show that the application of conventional anthropological methods is possible, however, technical restrictions still must be solved.
Keywords Virtual anthropologyForensic anthropologyForensic radiologyMDCTMulti-detector computed tomographyBone imagingAnthropological databaseVirtual skeletonsOsteometrySkeletal age assessmentSkeletal sex determination
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URN: urn:nbn:ch:unige-942701
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ULDIN, Tanya. Virtual anthropology : the forensic approach. Université de Genève. Thèse, 2016. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:94270

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