Craniofacial identification by computer-mediated superimposition Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Mass disasters are associated with a large number of fatalities, with victims being visually unidentifiable in most cases. Dental identification, although being an important and valuable identification method, is subject to the availability and quality of antemortem and postmortem dental records. This paper presents a simple-to-use method of human identification using an antemortem photograph showing anterior teeth with superimposition onto a postmortem image using specific features of Adobe Photoshop. We present cases and discuss the benefits and difficulties of this method.

authors

  • Al-Amad, S
  • McCullough, M
  • Graham, J
  • Clement, J
  • Hill, A

publication date

  • January 1, 2006