URBANOVÁ, Petra, Tomáš VOJTÍŠEK, Jan FRIŠHONS, Ondřej ŠANDOR, Mikoláš JURDA and Jan KRAJSA. Applying 3D Prints to Reconstructing Postmortem Craniofacial Features Damaged by Devastating Head Injuries. Legal Medicine. Clare: ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, 2018, vol. 33, JUL 2018, p. 48-52. ISSN 1344-6223. doi:10.1016/j.legalmed.2018.05.005.
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Original name Applying 3D Prints to Reconstructing Postmortem Craniofacial Features Damaged by Devastating Head Injuries
Authors URBANOVÁ, Petra (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Tomáš VOJTÍŠEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Jan FRIŠHONS (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Ondřej ŠANDOR (203 Czech Republic), Mikoláš JURDA (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Jan KRAJSA (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Legal Medicine, Clare, ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, 2018, 1344-6223.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 30312 Substance abuse
Country of publisher Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 1.404
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14310/18:00102764
Organization unit Faculty of Science
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2018.05.005
UT WoS 000439676400011
Keywords in English 3D printing; Reconstructive Techniques; Postmortem examination; Autopsy; Facial Identification
Tags 14110111, podil
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Tereza Miškechová, učo 341652. Changed: 2/5/2019 14:34.
Postmortem facial identification is one of the most common techniques for establishing a deceased person’s identity. In victims suffering from devastating cranial injuries, the feasibility of facial identification tasks can be compromised by damage to or disfigurement of the identifying cranial features. Although there are several reconstructive approaches, which help experts to restore the essence of person’s physical appearance, thus enhancing the chances of recognition, only a few of them involve restoring the fractured cranial bones as the foundation for the reconstructed soft tissues. Here, we propose a technique based on replacement of heavily damaged hard tissues with generic prosthetics manufactured by 3D printing. Our approach does not require medical imaging technologies or other costly lab equipment. It is simple, affordable and relatively labor-efficient. The deceased’s reconstructed craniofacial features can be subsequently assessed, photographed, drawn or otherwise reproduced in order to help determine his or her identity. In addition, the imagery can be displayed, published or broadcasted in media without concerns of being overly graphic.
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