Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of a Bullet Path: Validation by Computed Radiography

    Volume 40, Issue 2 (March 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Chancellor, AS
    United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Ft. Lewis, WA

    Boxwala, A
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

    Rosenman, J
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

    Symon, J
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

    Soltys, M
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

    Hellman, R
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Cullip, T
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

    Oliver, WR

    Gormley, W
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    (Received 26 April 1993; accepted 12 July 1994)

    Abstract

    Three-dimensional visualization is an important tool in the evaluation and demonstration of injury. Creating convincing graphics, however, requires strict distinction between illustrative and reconstructive visualizations and a method of validation. We present a case in which we used a radiation-planning tool to provide a 3-dimensional illustrative visualization of a contact gunshot wound to the head, and validated the result by comparing computed radiographs with radiographs taken at autopsy. We discuss the use of visualization tools for data exploration in forensic pathology.


    Paper ID: JFS15367J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15367J

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    Title Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of a Bullet Path: Validation by Computed Radiography
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    Committee E30