Automatic Molar Extraction from Dental Panoramic Radiographs for Forensic Personal Identification

Febriliyan SAMOPA  Akira ASANO  Akira TAGUCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E92-D    No.11    pp.2287-2290
Publication Date: 2009/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E92.D.2287
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Biological Engineering
Keyword: 
tooth extraction,  dental panoramic radiographs,  

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Summary: 
Measurement of an individual molar provides rich information for forensic personal identification. We propose a computer-based system for extracting an individual molar from dental panoramic radiographs. A molar is obtained by extracting the region-of-interest, separating the maxilla and mandible, and extracting the boundaries between teeth. The proposed system is almost fully automatic; all that the user has to do is clicking three points on the boundary between the maxilla and the mandible.