Title: Computerized craniofacial reconstruction: conceptual framework and review
Authors: Claes, Peter ×
Vandermeulen, Dirk
De Greef, Sven
Willems, Guy
Clement, John Gerald
Suetens, Paul #
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Series Title: Forensic science international vol:201 issue:1-3 pages:138-145
Abstract: When confronted with a corpse that is unrecognizable due to its state of decomposition, soft-tissue mutilation or incineration, and if no other identification evidence is available, craniofacial reconstruction (CFR) can be a useful tool in the identification of the body. Traditional methods are based on manual reconstruction by physically modelling a face on a skull replica with clay or plasticine. The progress in computer science and the improvement of medical imaging technologies during recent years has had a significant impact on this domain. New, fast, flexible and computer-based objective reconstruction programs are under development. Employing the newer technologies and permanently evaluating the obtained results will hopefully lead to more accurate reconstructions, beneficial to the added value of CFR methods during crime-scene investigations. A general model-based workflow is observed, when analysing computerized CFR techniques today. The main purpose of this paper is to give an overview of existing computer-based CFR methods up to date defined within a common framework using a general taxonomy. The paper will also discuss the various alternatives and problems which arise during the process of designing a CFR program.
Description: Claes P., Vandermeulen D., De Greef S., Willems G., Clement J.G., Suetens P., ''Computerized craniofacial reconstruction : conceptual framework and review'', Forensic science international, vol. 201, no. 1-3, pp. 138-145, September 2010 (IOFOS 2010 international symposium on forensic odontology, September 2-3, 2010, Leuven, Belgium).
ISSN: 0379-0738
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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Forensic Dentistry
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