estimation of unidentified human skeletal remains or badly decomposed corpses
is one of the most important steps in constructing a biological profile.
methods for age estimation in adults involve evaluating macroscopic
morphological features of the bones that change over the course of a lifetime.
Evaluation of the same features from 3D models obtained from CT scanning can be
difficult, if not impossible. During the project, the student will assess
different bones and try to develop a quantitative or qualitative method to estimate
an age-at-death looking at morphological changes on 3D virtual bones
(vertebrae, femur, …).
The techniques learnt during the project can also be applied on CT scanning of mummies, skeletal
remains and clinical cases.
anatomy of the skeleton. Desirable: experience with CT scanning viewers
no of students per report: 1
Villa, associate professor at the section of forensic pathology, Department of
Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and
In collaboration withSection of Forensic Pathology, Department of Forensic Medicine