Prague Med. Rep. 2017, 118, 14-25

3D Multislice and Cone-beam Computed Tomography Systems for Dental Identification

Hana Eliášová1, Taťjana Dostálová2

1Department of Anthropology, Biology and Physiodetection, Institute of Criminalistics, Prague, Czech Republic
2Department of Stomatology, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic

Received September 14, 2016
Accepted March 9, 2017

3D Multislice and Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in forensic odontology has been shown to be useful not only in terms of one or a few of dead bodies but also in multiple fatality incidents. 3D Multislice and Cone-beam computed tomography and digital radiography were demonstrated in a forensic examination form. 3D images of the skull and teeth were analysed and validated for long ante mortem/post mortem intervals. The image acquisition was instantaneous; the images were able to be optically enlarged, measured, superimposed and compared prima vista or using special software and exported as a file. Digital radiology and computer tomography has been shown to be important both in common criminalistics practices and in multiple fatality incidents. Our study demonstrated that CBCT imaging offers less image artifacts, low image reconstruction times, mobility of the unit and considerably lower equipment cost.


This study was supported by project 00064203 (FN Motol), and VF 20152015041.


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