OF UNKNOWN BODIES BY USING CT IMAGES OF FRONTAL SINUS
Tatlisumak E, Yilmaz
G, Aslan A, Asirdizer M, Zeyfeoglu Y, Tarhan S.
4th Asian-Pacific International Congress of Anatomists, 7-10 September
2005, Kusadasi, Turkey, Congress Summary Book, pp:65.
Personal identification of unknown bodies by using radiographs of skeletal system
has been widely used in forensic medicine. In previous studies direct graphies of frontal sinuses were used for this aim and
successful classification systems were defined. In the present study a simple and useful classification system named FSS system
(frontal sinus, septum, scalloping) is proposed for CT images. These criteria were selected because of their simplicity and
the expectation of inter-investigator bias was negligible. FSS system is applied onto 100 CT images and matches are determined.
57 image patterns had no matches and were discriminated easily. The remaining 43 image patterns had one or more matches but
none of them showed more than 6 matches. Exclusion of at least 93 % of image patterns could be possible for a specific image.
It is determined that FSS system can be successfully used in forensic medicine in the identification of unknown bodies by
using CT images.