9 September 1994 Deforming post-mortem radiograph images to reconstruct a bullet path through stock CT data
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Proceedings Volume 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994; (1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185199
Event: Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, 1994, Rochester, MN, United States
Abstract
An earlier study investigated a technique to reconstruct in three-dimensions, the path of a bullet through a skull, using the post-mortem X-rays of the victim and stock computed tomography (CT) data. This paper describes the addition of image deformation methods in order to improve the accuracy of the reconstruction technique. The skull X-ray images of the victim were warped to match the shape of the skull in the CT. The warping was done by a thin-plate spline deformation algorithm. The bullet path was again reconstructed using the warped X-ray images as the source of information for the bullet entry and exit wound. The difference in the angle of the bullet paths in the two reconstructions was 6.9 degrees.
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Aziz Boxwala, William R. Oliver, "Deforming post-mortem radiograph images to reconstruct a bullet path through stock CT data", Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185199; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185199
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X-rays

Skull

X-ray computed tomography

X-ray imaging

Radiography

3D image processing

Reconstruction algorithms

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