Measurements of sex-related differences in maxillary sinus and mandibular canal characteristic using cone beam computed tomography

Rina Fajarwati Waluyo, Menik Priaminiarti, Mindya Yuniastuti, Nurtami Soedarsono, Bambang Tri Susilo

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Abstract

Background: Methods for human identification, including sex determination, must enable the examination of severely burned, damaged, or decomposed bodies. Maxillofacial structures that can be used to determine sex include the maxillary sinus and mandibular canal. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a non-invasive, high-resolution method that can visualize maxillofacial anatomy, including the maxillary sinus and the mandibular canal. CBCT provides detailed measurements of any anatomical structure for forensic identification. Aim: To evaluate the usefulness of a method to determine sex based on maxillary sinus size and mandibular canal position. Methods: The height, length, and width of the maxillary sinus and the distances from the mandibular canal to the buccal, lingual, and inferior borders of the mandible were measured in 138 samples using Digital Image Communication in Medicine-compatible Carestream 3D Imaging Software

Original languageEnglish
Article number200371
JournalForensic Imaging
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • CBCT
  • Mandibular canal
  • Maxillary sinus
  • Sex determination

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