Repeatability of facial soft tissue thickness measurements for forensic facial reconstruction using X-ray images


Bulut O., GÜNGÖR K. , Thiemann N., Hizliol I., Gurcan S., Hekimoglu B., ...More

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, vol.49, no.2, pp.134-141, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00450618.2015.1137970
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-141
  • Keywords: facial soft tissue thickness, X-ray images, forensic facial reconstruction, repeatability, LANDMARK IDENTIFICATION, CRANIOFACIAL RECONSTRUCTION, CEPHALOMETRIC RADIOGRAPHS, DEPTH MEASUREMENTS, ADULT DATA, CHILDREN, RELIABILITY, DATABASE, REPRODUCIBILITY, POPULATION

Abstract

The repeatability of facial soft tissue thickness measurements at 10 standard anatomical landmarks was evaluated using lateral X-ray images obtained from 50 adult subjects. The intra-and inter-observer error rates were calculated after four practitioners took measurements using Denta Pacs 8.1 software. The results indicated high inter- and intra-observer repeatability, suggesting X-ray images can be used to measure facial soft tissue thicknesses for the purpose of craniofacial reconstruction and superimposition.