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Image editing and computer assisted bitemark analysis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9227063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bitemark evidence in a homicide usually involves a perpetrator biting the victim prior to or around the time of death. This paper presents a case in which a homicide victim bit his assailant. A suspect taken into custody was found to have what appeared to be a human bitemark on the proximal phalanx of his right thumb. Scale photographs of this injury were obtained and compared to the dentition of the decreased using digitized computer images for superimposition. Three different approaches for comparison with the bitemark photograph were utilized: comparison with radiographs of amalgam-filled impressions of dental casts, a transparent overlay technique and comparison with photographs of a simulated bitemark inked onto the hand of a volunteer. A review of these techniques as they apply to computerized bitemark analysis is presented.
R E Wood; P A Miller; B R Blenkinsop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of forensic odonto-stomatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0258-414X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Forensic Odontostomatol     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-28     Completed Date:  1997-07-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501421     Medline TA:  J Forensic Odontostomatol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-6     Citation Subset:  D    
Princess Margaret Hospital, Province of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Bites, Human / diagnosis*,  radiography
Forensic Dentistry / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Radiography, Dental / methods
Thumb / injuries

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