Investigation of ultrasound methods for the assessment of sex and age from human intact teeth

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Title: Investigation of ultrasound methods for the assessment of sex and age from human intact teeth
Authors: Feeney, Robin N. M.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6429
Date: 2005
Abstract: Determining sex and age in human remains is necessary to achieve positive identification of individuals in forensic settings, and to provide data required for demographic analyses in archaeological samples. Due to their denser mineralization, teeth may be better preserved than other skeletal elements, which are often fragmentary and poorly preserved. This work is the first to investigate the use of ultrasound methods to accurately, objectively, and non-destructively assess sex and estimate age of human skeletal remains from intact teeth. An ultrasound imaging system using pulse-echo technique and nominal frequency (3.5 MHz) longitudinal waves was developed for application on teeth. Mechanical and acoustic properties of teeth were examined to explore their relationship with the interaction of ultrasound wave propagation.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Dental Anthropology Association
Keywords: Dental ultrasoundPulse-echo technique
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Medicine Research Collection

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