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Photogrammetric Documentation of Regions of Interest at Autopsy—A Pilot Study

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In this pilot study, the authors tested whether photogrammetry can replace or supplement physical measurements made during autopsies and, based on such measurements, whether virtual computer models may be applicable in forensic reconstructions. Photogrammetric and physical measurements of markers denoting wounds on five volunteers were compared. Virtual models of the volunteers were made, and the precision of the markers' locations on the models was tested. Twelve of 13 mean differences between photogrammetric and physical measurements were below 1 cm, which indicates that the photogrammetric method has a high accuracy. The precision of the markers' location on the models was somewhat less, although the method is still promising and potentially superior to the current procedures used for reconstructions. The possibility to measure any distance on a body, even after the autopsy is concluded and the corpse is no longer available, is one of the biggest benefits of photogrammetry.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Forensic Sciences
Vol/bind59
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)226-230
Antal sider5
ISSN0022-1198
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2014

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