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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00450618.2015.1137970
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-141
  • Keywords: facial soft tissue thickness, forensic facial reconstruction, repeatability, X-ray images
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


© 2016 Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences.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.