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Study Data from Natural History Museum Update Knowledge of Forensic Science (FACE-R--a 3D database of 400 living individuals' full head CT- and face...

August 22, 2014



Study Data from Natural History Museum Update Knowledge of Forensic Science (FACE-R--a 3D database of 400 living individuals' full head CT- and face scans and preliminary GMM analysis for craniofacial reconstruction)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Science. According to news reporting from Budapest, Hungary, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In the past, improvements in craniofacial reconstructions (CFR) methodology languished due to the lack of adequate 3D databases that were sufficiently large and appropriate for 3-dimensional shape statistics. In our study, we created the 'FACE-R' database from CT records and 3D surface scans of 400 clinical patients from Hungary, providing a significantly larger sample that was available before."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Natural History Museum, "The uniqueness of our database is linking of two data types that makes possible to investigate the bone and skin surface of the same individual, in upright position, thus eliminating many of the gravitational effects on the face during CT scanning. We performed a preliminary geometric morphometric (GMM) study using 3D data that produces a general idea of skull and face shape correlations. The vertical position of the tip of the (soft) nose for a skull and landmarks such as rhinion need to be taken into account."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Likewise, the anterior nasal spine appears to exert some influence in this regard."

For more information on this research see: FACE-R--a 3D database of 400 living individuals' full head CT- and face scans and preliminary GMM analysis for craniofacial reconstruction. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2013;58(6):1420-8. Journal of Forensic Sciences can be contacted at: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of Forensic Sciences - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1556-4029)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Kustar, Dept. of Anthropology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Ludovika ter 2, H-1083 Budapest, Hungary. Additional authors for this research include L. Forro, I. Kalina, F. Fazekas, S. Honti, S. Makra and M. Friess (see also Science).

Publisher contact information for the Journal of Forensic Sciences is: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Hungary, Science, Budapest.

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