Journal article

The application of computerized tomography (CT) to the dental ageing of children and adolescents

JP Graham, CJ O'Donnell, PJG Craig, GL Walker, AJ Hill, GN Cirillo, RM Clark, SR Gledhill, ME Schneider-Kolsky

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Following a mass disaster, the aim of the Disaster Victim Identification process is to establish the identity of the victims. The ageing screening process on victims in Victoria may now be complemented with the use of computerized tomography (CT), where previously any dental ageing analysis was performed using conventional radiographs. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of age estimation using the dental ageing method proposed by Moorrees, Fanning and Hunt (MFH) using CT images. Intra- and inter-rater variability between two raters, one experienced and one inexperienced, was also assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The two raters were blinded to the ages of 96 deceas..

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