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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Automated biometrics-based personal identification of the Hunter-Schreger bands of dental enamel
Author: Ramenzoni, LL
Line, SRP
Abstract: The use of automated biometrics-based personal identification systems is a ubiquitous procedure in present times. Biometrics has certain limitations, such as in cases when bodies are decomposed, burned, or only small fragments of calcified tissues remain. Dental enamel is the most mineralized tissue of organisms and resists post-mortem degradation. It is characterized by layers of prisms of regularly alternating directions, known as Hunter-Schreger bands (HSB). In this article, we show that the pattern variation of the HSB, referred here as toothprint, can be used as a biometric-based parameter for personal identification in automated systems.
Subject: forensic science
Hunter-Schreger bands
dental enamel
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Royal Society
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3409
Date Issue: 2006
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